Hill and Dale Series 2016 – Race 3

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Provisional Results, Photos by Paul Fegan

Hill and Dale Race 3 – Slieve Martin takes place on Thursday 28th April. The race is 4.25 Miles / 1,740 ft. Full body cover must be brought to race. There will be kit checks at start and finish of race.

** IMPORTANT NOTICE : Any runner who knowingly competes using another athletes race number, without a number or without registering at the start of each race will be banned from the Hill and Dale Series and all future NAC organised events.

Anyone not following this rule is putting others lives at risk.

The race organisers must know who starts and finishes each race, to ensure all runners are accounted for and no one is lost on the hills.**

Registration

Registration will open at 6:30pm and close at 7:20pm SHARP.

Online Registration is NOW CLOSED and will reopen on Friday after Race 3.

Entries will NOT be accepted on the night if you did not register online.

Please remember if you collected your Race Number at Race 1 or 2, bring it to Race 3.

New Barcoding System

• All numbers must be worn on front of vest and not on shorts.
• Please try to pin your number on as flat as possible.
• Please do not fold numbers.
• At your 1st race you will be issued with a barcoded race number
• Always make sure your number is scanned before the start of each race, if you don’t you will not appear in the results and be disqualified from the series.
• Please ensure your barcode is visible and scannable at the finish line. Make sure your arms or hands are not in the way e.g stopping a watch.
• Look after your number, there is a £5 charge for replacement.

The use of barcoding and looking after your numbers is to help reduce the workload of the volunteers involved with the series. Thank-you for your support.

Hill and Dale Series 2016 – Race 2

Race 2 Provisional Results
Photos by Caolan Hawkins Photography.
Photos by Paul Fegan.
Photos by Colm McMullan.

Hill and Dale Race 2 – Tollymore takes place on Thursday 21st April. The route for the race is the old monument course and is approx 4.5 mile.

** IMPORTANT NOTICE : Any runner who knowingly competes using another athletes race number, without a number or without registering at the start of each race will be banned from the Hill and Dale Series and all future NAC organised events.

Anyone not following this rule is putting others lives at risk.

The race organisers must know who starts and finishes each race, to ensure all runners are accounted for and no one is lost on the hills.**

Car parking will be free for all competitors in Tollymore Forest carparks. Parking on grass verges is strictly prohibited.

Registration

Registration for Seniors will be in the Clanbrasil Barn and will open at 6:30pm.

Online Registration is NOW CLOSED and will reopen on Friday after Race 2.
Please note that you only need to register ONCE for Series.
View all entries HERE.

Entries will NOT be accepted on the night if you did not register online.

Please remember if you collected your Race Number at Race 1, bring it to Race 2.

New Barcoding System

• All numbers must be worn on front of vest and not on shorts.
• Please try to pin your number on as flat as possible.
• Please do not fold numbers.
• At your 1st race you will be issued with a barcoded race number
• Always make sure your number is scanned before the start of each race, if you don’t you will not appear in the results and be disqualified from the series.
• Please ensure your barcode is visible and scannable at the finish line. Make sure your arms or hands are not in the way e.g stopping a watch.
• Look after your number, there is a £5 charge for replacement.

The use of barcoding and looking after your numbers is to help reduce the workload of the volunteers involved with the series. Thank-you for your support.

Hill and Dale Series 2016 – Race 1

Results, Report
Photos by Caolan Hawkins Photography.

** IMPORTANT NOTICE : Any runner who knowingly competes using another athletes race number will be disqualified from the Hill and Dale Series and all future NAC organised events. This could have serious implications for runner, marshals, race organisers and other competitors. **

Car parking in Castlewellan Forest Park main carpark will be free for all competitors and everyone is asked to use the carpark. Parking on grass verges is strictly prohibited.

Registration

Entries will NOT be accepted on the night if you did not register online.

Online Registration is NOW CLOSED and will reopen again on Friday.
Please note that you only need to register ONCE for Series.

Registration will be in the Forest Service exhibition hall and will open at 6pm.

New Barcoding System

• At your 1st race you will be issued with a barcoded race number
• Always make sure your number is scanned before the start of each race, if you don’t you will not appear in the results and be disqualified from the series.
• Please ensure your barcode is visible and scannable at the finish line. Make sure your arms or hands are not in the way e.g stopping a watch.
• Look after your number, there is a £5 charge for replacement.

The use of barcoding and looking after your numbers is to help reduce the workload of the volunteers involved with the series. Thank-you for your support.

2016 Hill and Dale Series

** Registration is now CLOSED and will re-open after Race 1. **

The 2016 Hill and Dale Series will commence on Thursday 14th April in Castlewellan.

The Calendar is available HERE.

Registration now CLOSED.

PLEASE NOTE : There will be NO entries taken on race day. All competitors must register online.

We are pleased to announce we will be introducing a new barcoding system which is aimed at making the registration process much more streamlined for both runners and organisers. More details to follow.

There will be no junior specific races this year. Those aged 16 and under 20 can enter all the senior races with the exception of Slieve Donard. You must be at least 18 to enter the Slieve Donard race.

Volunteers are needed for every race. Can all members please check your emails for more details.

Hill and Dale 2015 Thank You Night

Mourne Heritage Trust Mourne Mountain Rescue Team Cancer fund for children Mary Mackin
Newcastle AC closed out their 2015 Hill & Dale race series with a thank you night at the Toscano PIzzeria on Saturday 12th sept. It was great to see many of the Hill & Dale volunteers present for the great food and no doubt to share their various experiences on another successful race series. There would be no race series without the volunteers (members and friends of Newcastle AC) who give up their time in all weathers over an 11 race series to take entries, stand at check points in forests and mountain tops, ensure accurate timing and placing of runners. Big thanks to all of them. Continue reading