Our session this week (Tuesday 5th November) will be 4 x 1 mile efforts with two minute recoveries. Meeting as usual at the Newcastle Centre at 6:30pm. Everyone welcome.
There are still a limited number of spaces available for the Christmas dinner on Saturday 14th December in O’Hare’s. I will be confirming final numbers on Friday 8th November and no places will be available after that date.
The Seeley Cup is on Saturday 30th November. Members should register themselves. There will be some travel subsidy for those willing to car pool.
There will be a five mile handicap around Tollymore (course preview on Saturday 23rd November @ 9:30am meeting in the Upper Car Park) on the morning of the dinner at 9:30am. Athletes from Murlough, East Down and Mourne Runners will be invited to join in the pre-christmas festivities. This will be followed by seasonal refreshments.
Provisional date for the traditional Club 5 Mile Road Handicap is Tuesday 17th December at 6:30pm. More details to follow.
There are now 39 seats taken for the above event. O’Hare’s is packed to the rafters that night, so 50 is our absolute maximum. Book you place now to avoid disappointment! Cost £12 for paid up members, payable on the night. Remaining places allocated on a first come first served basis – email email@example.com.
There will also be a five mile race in Tollymore on the morning of the event followed by seasonal snacks and beverages in partnership with our friends at Murlough, Castlewellan and East Down.
Looking forward to seeing you all at both events
Tuesday session, 6:30pm from Newcastle Centre.
Senior cross country training on Sunday at Castlewellan Forest Park, everyone welcome. 8.30am start. Email David.firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Terry Tullian reports from Frankfurt, Dublin and Rostrevor
Chicago is internationally renowned as known as ‘WindyCity’. After the experiences of the Newcastle trio Mark Kendall, Alan Strachan and Norman Smyth they claim that Frankfurt is a serious challenger for that title. After 26.2 miles of running through the city they agreed that this was one blowy place to run. All three had prepared diligently for the race Sunday 27th October, the day before The Prophet and his sidekick Aidan Brown took to the streets of Dublin, though Strachan’s progress had been hindered by the recurrence of a foot injury that has reduced his mileage. Smyth was looking for a PB having been disappointed to not claim an automatic ‘Good for Age London’ entry, failing to dip under the 3:15 barrier. Kendall was looking to get close to his PB while Strachan had resigned himself to knowing that a PB was out of the question for the first time in a long time. Continue reading
Champion Running at Kilbroney
By The Non Runner
Photos by Declan Rice
A veritable hive of activity on Saturday 26th October awaited team Newcastle AC as we arrived for the NI and Ulster junior cross country even age group championships. 20 junior Newcastle AC athletes returned to the now familiar venue of Kilbroney Park and a great atmosphere awaited our runners. We could see folk attempting the climbing tower, groups of walkers, lots of mountain bikers and other people out for the morning, mingling with our own hardy bunch of junior athletes. The playground proved too much to resist for some young runners and the coaches hoped this would count towards the pre-race warm-up! Continue reading
The club Tuesday session this week will be 6 x 1km with 2 minutes recovery. Meet at Newcastle Centre at 6:30pm. Hi-viz recommended. All welcome.