4-times Winner Jim Hayes to start 71st Slieve Donard Race

The 71st Slieve Donard Race will be started by one of the ‘fathers’ of mountain racing in this part of the world, Jim Hayes of Ballydrain Harriers. It could almost be said that Jim’s association with the race goes right back to the start – ironically he was born in the year of the first Donard race – 1946 – but confirming the benefits of great mountain air, by looking at him you wouldn’t believe he was born that long ago. Continue reading

Hill and Dale Series 2016 – Race 7

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Provisional Results
Report by Bogboy
Photos by Paul Fegan

Race Preview by Bogusboy
4-times Winner Jim Hayes to start 71st Slieve Donard Race by Bogboy

Hill and Dale Race 7 – Slieve Donard takes place on Saturday 28th May at 2pm. 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 12:30pm and close at 1:50pm SHARP. Registration will take place in Newcastle Centre.

Online Registration is NOW CLOSED and will reopen on Sunday 29th May.

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

Please remember if you collected your Race Number at a previous race, to bring it along to this Race.

Awards, Soup & refreshments after the race in O’Hares Bar.

The Slieve Donard Race sponsors are Hilltrekker, Rodgers Construction Ltd, Ireland’s Appliance Centre, McGrady Financial Services and Kelbourne Property Limited.

Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd (male/female), all age categories, new course record and the all important free refreshment if your time to top is less than your age.

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 6

Results
Report by Bogusboy
Photos by Paul Fegan

Hill and Dale Race 6 – Loughshannagh Horseshoe takes place on Thursday 19th May. Route Direction is CLOCKWISE. 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. Registration will take place in at the Car Park above Spelga Dam.

Please park safely and have respect other road users as this road is a popular road. If possible park at Car Park Beside Spelga and use the run to start as your warm up.

Online Registration is NOW CLOSED and will reopen on Friday after Race 6.

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

Please remember if you collected your Race Number at a previous race, to bring it along to Race 7.

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 4

Report by Bogusboy
Provisional Results
Photos by Paul Fegan

Hill and Dale Race 4 – Binnian takes place on Thursday 5th May. The race is 2 Mile / 2,000 ft. Start grid reference is J32893, Head Road, near Annalong. 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 4.

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, 2 or 3, bring it to Race 4.

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 3

Race 3 Report by Wingman
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.