Les Jones 10K 2015

Teer and O’Flaherty dominate Les Jones 10K
Roady McTarmack reports from a wet and Windy Belfast!
Brendan Teer of East Down AC retained his Les Jones 10K title in considerable style at a wet and windy Mary Peter’s Track on Friday 15th May.  Newcastle’s David O’Flaherty, a former winner also, ran a very strong race in testing conditions to record an impressive 34.05, his third fastest time over the 6.2 mile distance.  Continue reading

Upcoming road races for Spring 2015

Some Important Forthcoming Road Racing Events:
Albertville 5m – Saturday 7th March – Duncrue Street Belfast – 2pm
Meath Spring Half Marathon – Bohermeen – 12pm
Jimmy’s 10k – Sunday 15th March – Downpatrick Leisure Centre – 11am
Larne Half Marathon – Larne Saturday 21st March – 11am
Queen’s 5k – Wednesday 25th March – Annadale Embankment – 7pm
Omagh Half Marathon – Saturday 28th March – Omagh Leisure Centre – 12pm

Some great races for those preparing for a spring marathon and/or the Hill and Dale Series. Get organised and get racing – the benefits that accrue are momumental!!!

As always club training continues every Tuesday night at 6:30pm from the Newcastle Centre. Details HERE

O’Flaherty and Lynch shine in the Seeley sun

by Bogusboy

Club 10K Champion Seamus Lynch

Club 10K Champion Seamus Lynch

1st Woman, Kerry O'Flaherty

1st Woman, Kerry O’Flaherty

2014 Commonwealth Games 3000m Steeplechase finalist Kerry O’Flaherty was the runaway ladies winner of the prestigious Seeley Cup in Belfast’s Ormeau Park on Saturday 29 November.  The Newcastle AC athlete ran two fairly even 5k splits (17:15 and 17:26) to finish 37th overall in 34:41.  Louise Smith of North Belfast Harriers was second lady in 83rd overall in a time of 37:19.  It is the perfect end to a season that saw her realise a life-long ambition by competing in a major international games. Continue reading

Dolly’s Brae walk & run 2014

He did the ‘Hucklebuck’! A brief review of the Dolly’s Brae Road Race
Despite the modest number of runners, the Dolly’s Brae Race and walk was a roaring success. Most of the roaring was done after, when Morgan, as predicted in this very column last week, took to the floor and did the ‘Hucklebuck’! I asked my good friend Niall Carson if this cataclysmic event was caught on camera. He replied, ‘Sure we were all on the floor in fits of laughter and no-one could’ve held a camera’. This was clearly one of those moments that had to be experienced live. Continue reading