London Marathon 2014

No DB on the DLR as NAC show well at the VMLM!
A Special Report on London 2014 by Joe McCann

‘Will we have a coffee and wee scone before we pick the boys up?’ were welcome words to my ears. Preparation is everything, and to take the Virgin Money London Marathon weekend seriously one must be properly fuelled. There is no point leaving on an empty stomach when you are coaching a fine body of men.
London Marathon Team 2014
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Leitrim 5 Mile Road Race & Fun Run 2014

Liatroim Fontenoys GAC, in association with Newcastle AC, is proud to present the annual Leitrim 5 mile road race & fun run on Saturday 5th April 2014

Fun run- 11am
5 mile race- 12noon

Full details of events are HERE

NI Road Relay Championships 2013

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

2013 Virgin London Marathon

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