No Victoria Sponge, but a great day out for a fiver!
by Terry Tullian
The training had been intense, the calories were counted religiously on a daily basis, the selection process ruthless, but finally the day had arrived and the ‘sweet 16’ athletes, carefully selected from the rank and file of Newcastle AC were ready to do battle with clubs representing the very best of Athletics in NI (though there was a dearth of Murlough ladies!) The rain had gone to ground (literally!) and the air was warm by way of endorsing all of the hard work and effort of Orangegrove in organising the races. Continue reading
Report on Clontarf Half Marathon
Full Results Team Photo
In 1014, Brian Boru, High King of Ireland did battle with the King of Leinster at Clontarf, but sadly didn’t live to tell the tale. 999 years later, five of Newcastle AC’s roadrunners made the trip to the Dublin seafront and returned north with heads held high. Continue reading
Strachan records a personal best and Brannigan eats some cake.
A special report on the 2013 Virgin London Marathon by Sir Eatalot
Lots of Photos
Last week saw the local and national press rightly applaud the efforts of Northern Ireland athletes who completed the Virgin London Marathon. Amid all the celebration and justified euphoria of such a specular event, Newcastle’s ‘Big’ Alan Strachan recorded a PB of 2:48:21. Continue reading
Online Registration is now open HERE for the following races:
Leitrim 5 Mile Road Race
Slieve Donard Mountain Race
Hill and Dale Race Series
Entry fees are payable on race day. Please use this registration system to minimise the huge amount of administration work undertaken by volunteer club members.
If you would like to have your name printed on your Hill and Dale race number you need to register online before midday Sunday 24th March.
Race Details HERE. Online Registration is now CLOSED but you can still enter on the day.
By The Prophet’s Wise Counsellor
Liatroim Fontenoys GAC, in association with Newcastle AC, is proud to present the annual Leitrim 5 mile road race & fun run on Monday 1st April 2013. Nestled between Castlewellan Forest Park and the Dromara Mountains in stunning valley surroundings, this 5 mile road race offers elite athletes, age group competitors and fitness runners a different, challenging course in Leitrim’s unique, scenic and small village setting. This is a perfect race for anyone in marathon preparation, 10k road race mode, gearing up for the Hill and Dale race series or simply enjoying running for fitness and overall well-being. Continue reading