Date: Saturday 15th October 2016
Location: St Patrick’s Grammar School, Downpatrick
Time: Registration from 11am in School Park – entry via Saul Street. Race starts at 12noon.
Last year we entered several teams and had a great day out. This year the club will select a Senior Men’s, Senior Ladies’ and a Masters Male team. Outside of this, I would ask that we organise teams amongst ourselves. I would ask individuals to take responsibility for organising a team of 4 and forwarding the details to Joe McCann firstname.lastname@example.org. When this is done, I will happily enter the teams online and the club will pay all registration fees. The closing date for entries is Friday 23 September. We will be putting up the gazebo and having some refreshments afterwards. See you all there for a great day of racing and hopefully we will bring home some trophies again this year.
Wednesday 27th July saw the 9th running of the RGU 10k in Downpatrick, an event that is always very well supported by Newcastle AC. This year was no exception as 16 athletes toed the line on a testing but fair course over the rolling hills of the County Town. The race was won in emphatic style by Seamus Lynch in a time of 32.41, winning by just over 4 minutes from East Down’s Barrie Atkinson. The Prophet joked that Seamy was in a different Parish when he finished, which was actually true as the Prophet was still in Bright Parish by the time Lynch crossed the line. Continue reading
A delayed report from the Viking which was mislaid by Bogusboy.
With the Hill and Dales over for another year 9 Newcastle AC athletes made their way to Loughinisland 5.05 mile road race to get their fix of midweek racing.
With a hilly course that included 97 metres of climb, Zak Hanna took off in “McMurray fashion” and never looked back. In a course that suited the runner up in the Hill and Dale series he ran an extremely impressive 26:53 finishing two and half minutes ahead of second place! Continue reading