Red High 10k/5k Relay and Walk 2017

Saturday 21st October 2017
10K Walk:
11:00am (Registration in St. Patrick’s Grammar School from 10:15am)
10K/5K Relay: 12:00 noon (Registration in St. Patrick’s Grammar School from 11:15am)

To avoid delays, we would encourage people to register online at
Parking will be available on the school grounds from 10:00am, as will changing and showering facilities. There will be medals for all finishers and prizes for category winners, maybe even a few spot prizes! After the race, there will be well earned refreshments in the school canteen. 


McKeag is Queen of the Hill

NAC notes by Bogusboy

While many of the NAC faithful were completing the now obligatory pre-marathon 20 mile run in Scarva, two seasoned campaigners, Nicky McKeag and Harry Russell, were making their way to Belfast for the Cavehill 5 mile race. 85 took to the line for a race which would have to be hilly, given its name! Conditions were declared ‘prefect’ by Russell, earning a reputation as an amateur meteorologist! In the tough opening two uphill miles, athletes faced all terrains: road, trail, grass and muck! On approaching Napoleon’s Nose, runners got a wonderful view of Belfast, but there was no time to take it in. Nicky hit the afterburners at the top and collected a few scalps on the way back, earning her the first female finisher and unofficial title of ‘Queen of the Hill’ in just under 47 minutes.  Harry also hung tough in the closing stages and was rewarded with a time of 50:08.

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Castlewellan parkrun – Run Director’s Report – Saturday 23 September 2017

This week 566 people ran, jogged and walked the course at our inaugural event. Everyone was a first timer and everyone recorded a PB!

The event was made possible by 22 volunteers:
Bill CASH • Damien GILL • Darragh MCCRICKARD • Eithne MURPHY • Gerard MCAULEY • Gillian MCNIFF • Jerome MCCRICKARD • Joe MCCANN • Judith ROBINSON • Lauren MCCANN • Michael MURPHY • Michelle MCCANN • Nicholas MCCRICKARD • Nicky MCKEAG • Nicola MATHERS • Nigel PROCTOR • Patricia SHIELDS • Paul GOSLING • Phil HODGE • Philip MURDOCK • Rebecca MCCANN • Ronnie HORROX

Today’s full results and a complete event history can be found on the Castlewellan parkrun Results Page. Continue reading