Fast and furious in the blazing sun

Newcastle AC Notes by Bogusboy

With temperatures in the 20s, conditions were less than ideal for the annual Laganside 10k. Thankfully however there was no wind or rain. Newcastle were well represented and Totten, Lynch and O’Flaherty were all mentioned among the pre-race favourites. Totten lived up to his billing in the early stages and was the pace setter in the opening half of the race. Alas he would succumb to the relentless pursuit and fast finish of the wily Mark McKinstry. The North Belfast man would lead the field of 1056 home in a highly respectable 31:55, 19 seconds ahead of Totten. Continue reading

Hill and Dale Pizza Night

Band parade on in Newcastle tonight. Please try to be in Toscano tonight 7.45 sharp to avoid delays.
The H&D pizza night is a now annual evening for the club to say thanks to all who helped out at the H&D race series. If you are a member or know of a friend of Newcastle AC who helped out with marshalling, setting course, entries , time keeping, finish team, IT, traffic control etc you are very welcome to come along to enjoy complimentary food and refreshments.
The venue is the Toscano Pizzeria in Newcastle (Toscano have been a great supporter of Newcastle AC) evening starts at 8pm on Saturday 10th Sept with food served at 8.30pm.
To assist with planning please let Paul Watson know if you can make it on 07738 025129 or

Strangford 10K

Position Name Time
1 Zak Hanna 34:05
38 Declan Rice 49:29

Strangford 10K Full Results

Club Notes 8th Aug 2016

Hanna is a giant among many

On Friday 29th July 2016, over two hundred athletes descended on the ‘Dub’ Playing Fields in Belfast for the 2nd annual running of Dub Runners’ Giant’s Trail Race.

The capacity field faced a challenging but rewarding 6 mile course which covered a variety of terrain, including forest trails, pastures and the well-used Lagan Towpath; all of which provided views of the River Lagan, before climbing through the woodlands of Minnowburn, passing the sculptures and natural art along the way. Participants then passed through the ancient environs of the Neolithic monument at the Giant’s Ring and returned via Edenderry village and Gilchrist Bridge to Shaw’s bridge, returning to the point from whence they came. Continue reading