Junior End of Season News

Monday night training at Shimna College is now finished for the season and will start back on Monday 12th September 2016 at 7pm. We have nearly 60 junior club members attending our end of season party in the Toscano Pizzeria at 7pm this Monday 20th June. It’s good to see such a good turnout. Children should be finished and ready for collection at 8.30pm on the night. Please call into the restaurant to collect your child. Continue reading

Hill and Dale Series 2016 – Race 11

Provisional Results
Photos by Paul Fegan
Report by DB

Hill and Dale Race 11 – Drinahilly takes place on FRIDAY 24th June.

The entry fee will be a donation to charity. The series presentation will take place in O’Hares Bar Newcastle after the race.

** IMPORTANT NOTICE : Any runner who knowingly competes using another athletes race number, without a number or without registering at the start of each race will be banned from the Hill and Dale Series and all future NAC organised events.

Anyone not following this rule is putting others lives at risk.

The race organisers must know who starts and finishes each race, to ensure all runners are accounted for and no one is lost on the hills.**

Registration

Registration will open at 6:30pm and close at 7:20pm SHARP at the rear of O’Hares Bar in Donard Park.

Online Registration is NOW CLOSED.

Entries will NOT be accepted on the night if you did not register online.

Please remember if you collected your Race Number at a previous race, to bring it along to Race 11.

New Barcoding System

• All numbers must be worn on front of vest and not on shorts.
• Please try to pin your number on as flat as possible.
• Please do not fold numbers.
• At your 1st race you will be issued with a barcoded race number
• Always make sure your number is scanned before the start of each race, if you don’t you will not appear in the results and be disqualified from the series.
• Please ensure your barcode is visible and scannable at the finish line. Make sure your arms or hands are not in the way e.g stopping a watch.
• Look after your number, there is a £5 charge for replacement.

The use of barcoding and looking after your numbers is to help reduce the workload of the volunteers involved with the series. Thank-you for your support.

Hill and Dale Series Prize

Mary Peters Success and Junior End of Season Party

Meet 3 Fermus Energy Super 6 Series 2016

NAC_Juniors_Mary_Peters_June_2016It was a  lovely warm evening down at the Mary Peters track for three Newcastle athletes attending Meet 3 of the Firmus Energy Super 6 Series.  Alex Johnston, Ciara Savage and Alana Lyons were all new to 70m Hurdles and Shot Putt events.  They did extremely well for first timers at the hurdles with Alex coming in with a super time of 15.19s followed by Ciara at  17.52s and  then Alana with 19.03s.  Next was the Shot Putt. Keen to give it a go, Alana showed signs that this is an event that she likes and has some definite skill,  throwing an impressive 4.34m and Ciara close behind throwing 3.43m.  Alex did a superb job supporting her teammates. Well done girls (see attached photo).

Toscano End of Season Party

Thanks to all who have already paid their money for our end of season party in the Toscano Pizzeria on Monday 20th June at 7pm. It’s good to see so many interested and it promises to be a nice evening chatting with fellow athletes.   This Monday 13th is the last opportunity to pay your £5 if you would like to attend.  Many thanks to Averil for organising and collecting all monies.  Averil will be outside the main door of Shimna College again this Monday night at 8pm to collect any outstanding monies.  We will also be collecting donations for our coaches / volunteers – this is an opportunity to show your appreciation for all the hard work they have put into making our club such a success.

Please note – this Monday 13th is the last night of training at Shimna till September.  Please keep a regular check on the Junior Events section of our website for details of any upcoming races and events.

Hill and Dale Series 2016 – Race 10

Provisional Results
Photos by Paul Fegan
Report by the Troll

Hill and Dale Race 10 – Meels takes place on Thursday 9th June. The Route is Anti-Clockwise. 

Full body cover must be brought to race. There will be kit checks at start and finish of race. 

Parking and Race Registration is at the Happy Valley Car Park.

** IMPORTANT NOTICE : Any runner who knowingly competes using another athletes race number, without a number or without registering at the start of each race will be banned from the Hill and Dale Series and all future NAC organised events.

Anyone not following this rule is putting others lives at risk.

The race organisers must know who starts and finishes each race, to ensure all runners are accounted for and no one is lost on the hills.**

Registration

Registration will open at 6:30pm and close at 7:20pm SHARP at the Happy Valley Car Park.

Online Registration is NOW CLOSED and will reopen on Friday after the race.

Entries will NOT be accepted on the night if you did not register online.

Please remember if you collected your Race Number at a previous race, to bring it along to Race 10.

New Barcoding System

• All numbers must be worn on front of vest and not on shorts.
• Please try to pin your number on as flat as possible.
• Please do not fold numbers.
• At your 1st race you will be issued with a barcoded race number
• Always make sure your number is scanned before the start of each race, if you don’t you will not appear in the results and be disqualified from the series.
• Please ensure your barcode is visible and scannable at the finish line. Make sure your arms or hands are not in the way e.g stopping a watch.
• Look after your number, there is a £5 charge for replacement.

The use of barcoding and looking after your numbers is to help reduce the workload of the volunteers involved with the series. Thank-you for your support.

 

Comber Parkrun – 16th July

We are having a club Parkrun outing to Comber on Saturday 16 July 2016. Parkruns are free and you simply need to register online at parkrun.org.uk and print off your barcode. You must present a barcode or you will not get a time. Parkruns are free timed 5k events which start at 21 different locations throughout NI every Saturday morning at 9:30am. They are timed runs as opposed to races, so it is you against yourself and the clock. Yesterday 40+ Orangegrove AC runners turned up at Falls Park and it looked spectacular. This is also an event where our junior members could come along and participate with senior members. As a general rule those of us who are regular Parkrun participants do not wear our club vests, but on this occasion I would ask everyone going to run in club colours. We will also take a club photograph at the beginning of the run. So, plan ahead and make this event part of your summer training plan. Any questions please email me – mccann_joe@hotmail.com