Hill and Dale Series 2015 Race 7

Race 7 – Loughshannagh Horseshoe takes place on Thursday 28th May.

Route direction is Anti Clockwise
-Starting at Car Park above Spelga Dam at 7.30pm prompt
-Registration from 6.30pm in car park beside start line.
-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.
-First summit is Carn Mountain then in sequence, Doan, Loughshannagh, Ott and back to finish line at starting point.
- Please note there will be a Kit Inspection as this is the longest open mountain race in the series.

Pub and prize giving is now the Downshire Hotel in Hilltown, due to the Irish Open Golf Tournament being on in the Newcastle Area.

** 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. **

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

* If you did not register online, you need to download this ENTRY FORM, complete, sign and bring with you.

Hill and Dale Series 2015 Race 6

Race 6 Results, Report

Race 6 – Rocky takes place on Thursday 21st May.

– Route direction is Clockwise
-Starting at Leitrim Lodge at 7.30pm prompt
-Registration from 6.30pm in Leitrim Lodge car park
-Please park safely and have respect for residents and other road users as this road is    narrow before and after car park.
-First summit is Rocky Mountain then in sequence, Tournamrock, Pearses Castle, Altnataggart and back to finish line at Leitrim Lodge.
-Pub and prize giving is in Downshire Hotel in Hilltown on the square.

** 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. **

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

* If you did not register online, you need to download this ENTRY FORM, complete, sign and bring with you.

Hill and Dale Series 2015 Race 5

Results   /  Report.

Race 5 of the Hill and Dale Series is the Slieve Donard Race which takes place on SATURDAY 16th May at 2:00 PM. Preview of Race.

* Weather forecast is rain and low cloud. All runners must bring mandatory body cover. There will be kit checks at start and finish of race *

Online Registration is now CLOSED and will reopen on Sunday for the remaining Hill and Dale races.

If you have already registered for the Hill and Dale Series you DO NOT need to register again for the Slieve Donard Race.

* If you did not register online, you need to download this ENTRY FORM, complete, sign and bring with you.

** 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. **

A shoes and clothing recycling point will be set up at the start of the Slieve Donard race on Saturday 16th May.  If you have any unwanted shoes or items of clothing which you no longer need, please bring them along on Saturday.  They will be given to a good home.

All donated items will be given to homeless organisation ‘Homeplus’ in Belfast.  Homeplus provides a drop-in centre for homeless and destitute people and would very much appreciate your support in their effects to assist those who use their service.

There is a particular need for sports shoes and trainers as they are most comfortable for people who walk a lot.

Hill and Dale Series 2015 Race 4

Race 4 Results,  Video by Beverley Herron, Report.

A pair of running shoes were left in the field after last nights race. Owner can contact PJ McCrickard on 07718884761 to arrange for their return.

Race 4 – Binnian takes place on Thursday 7th 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 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. **

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

Registration will be will open at 6:30pm. Entry fee is £8 if you registered online.

* If you did not register online, you need to download this ENTRY FORM, complete, sign and bring with you.

**** Due to the large number of on the day entries at previous races the entry fee will be £15 for those who have not registered online. We do not want the extra money but we do not need the extra work. Entry fee will be £8 for subsequent races. ****

Hill and Dale Series 2015 – Race 3

Race 3 Results, Race 3 Report

Race 3 Photos by Ryan McDonald

Race 3 – Slieve Martin takes place on Thursday 30th April. The race is 4.25 Miles / 1,740 ft. Checkpoints are below. Full body cover must be brought to race. There will be kit checks at start and finish of race.

Start: 185177
CP1: 202173
CP2: 201176
CP3: 202173
Finish: 185177

** 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. **

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

Registration will be in Kilbroney Park and will open at 6:30pm. Entry fee is £8 if you registered online.

* If you did not register online, you need to download this ENTRY FORM, complete, sign and bring with you.

**** Due to the large number of on the day entries at previous races the entry fee will be £15 for those who have not registered online. We do not want the extra money but we do not need the extra work. Entry fee will be £8 for subsequent races. ****

Hill and Dale Series 2015 – Race 2

Race 2 Senior Results, Report by The Big Fella’s Fella
Race 2 Junior Results, Junior Report

Race 2 Photos by Ryan McDonald

Race 2 – Tollymore takes place on Thursday 23rd 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 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. **

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

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

Senior Race

Registration for Seniors will be in the Clanbrasil Barn and will open at 6:30pm. Entry fee is £8 if you registered online.

* If you did not register online, you need to download this ENTRY FORM, complete, sign and bring with you.

**** Due to the large number of on the day entries at the last race the entry fee will be £15 for those who have not registered online. We do not want the extra money but we do not need the extra work. Entry fee will be £8 for subsequent races. ****

Junior Races

Registration for the Juniors will be in the Clanbrasil Barn. Registration will open at 6pm and close at 6.45 sharp to allow everyone to get over for 1st Primary race at 7pm. Post Primary race will start at 7.10pm. Presentation will be at 7.40pm after senior race start. Weather permitting close to the finish.  Entry Fee is £2/child.

* There will be junior on the day entries taken at a cost of £4 /child as extra admin work is required. Additional money will be given to charity.