Michael Strikes Gold at Firmus Fab Five Series

NJAC ends the training season on a high with 10 year old Michael Uhomoibhi bringing home gold in the Under 13 Shot Putt event after throwing the metal ball more than 5m during his first event at the Mary Peters track in Belfast.

Michael also tried out the U13 Boys 75m Hurdles as he along with three other young athletes from Newcastle Athletics Juniors, including his sister Anna, participated in a range of events at Meet 3 of the Firmus Fab Five series. Callum Cope and Alex Johnston joined the Uhomoibhi siblings at the event for an enjoyable evening in the sun on Thursday 31st May.  Well done to all with Anna and Alex taking part in the U15 Girls 75m Hurdles and U15 Girls Long Jump. Anna also tried out the U15 Girls Shot Putt and Meet  1 double gold medallist Callum took part in the U11 Boys 100m.

The final two meets of the Firmus Fab Five series which caters for everyone aged 8 to 80+ take place on the 9th August and 31st August 2018. Further information can be obtained from the Athletics NI website at https://athleticsni.org/Fixtures/Firmus-Series.

Firmus Fab 5 Series

Congratulations to NJAC member Callum Cope who won the Under 11yrs 60m race and the Under 11yrs Long Jump at the Firmus Fab 5 Series last night held at the Mary Peters Track. Well done also to Cormac McAlinden who took part in the Boys Under 13yrs 100m and Long Jump.

Good luck Ciara!

‪Good luck to Ciara Savage from St Malachy’s High School Castlewellan who will be competing in the All Ireland Final of the School’s Cross Country Competition. Junior Chairperson and Club Coach PJ McCrickard presented Ciara with some new Newcastle AC Kit. ‬

McGrady Financial Services Junior XC Series 2017/2018 – Race 5

Race 5 Results

Race 5 Report by John O’Connor

It is the responsibility of all parents to check and ensure that all results for their child(ren) are accurate.
Please inform Darragh McCrickard (darraghmccrickard@yahoo.co.uk / 07934566752) of any discrepancies by Friday 2 March 2018. Changes to the results cannot be made at a later date, as the Overall Series Results will have been generated.

Down Schools XC Championship 2018

Newcastle AC athletes had expected the worst, but instead were greeted with sunshine for most of the event and little or no wind.
The conditions were heavy underfoot, with the odd shoe being lost in the mud.

Some fantastic results from our runners, with two particularly impressive PB’s from Ciara Savage in Yr 9 and Lora Stevens in Yr 10, both managing to qualify for Ulster in the process! Continue reading