Road Running Captain’s Update;27th July 2015

  1. Three NAC members attended the second planned Parkrun in Craigavon and all recorded PBs – Joe McCann (19:09), The Prophet (19:23) and Ronnie Horrox (21:17) – next planned trip is Saturday 22 August – everyone welcome and the scrambled eggs in Gilberry Fayre are worth it!
  2. Session this Tuesday is 8 x half mile efforts in Castlewellan – 6:30pm at Hillyard House.
  3. Wednesday is the RGU Downpatrick 10k – please support this local race if you can.
  4. Entries for Dublin Marathon increase from 70 to 80 Euro on 1 August – get your entry in early to secure the best price!
  5. Crawfordsburn 5k trail race is on 5 August –  a great multi-terrain 5k!
  6. Leitrim 5 is on 8 August and we need to see a sea of red and yellow vests on the start line
  7. Advance notice of the Laganside 10k (flat and perfect for a PB) on 6 September, followed by a social gathering in Belfast organised by Jack O’Hare – further details to follow. Entries are limited to 1000 and 335 have registered already in the first 4 days.

Senior Training Summer 2015

Meet at 6:30pm.

7 July – 5 x 1 mile Tollymore

14 July – 1-2-3-4-5-4-3-2-1 Pyramid Castlewellan

21 July – 8 x half mile Tollymore

28 July – 8 x half mile efforts in Castlewellan – 6:30pm at Hillyard House

4 August – 2s & 3s (hills!) Tollymore

The 2015 Montane Lakeland 100


Good luck to Phil Hodge who is competing in the Montane Lakeland 100 today. The race starts at 6pm from Coniston in the English Lake District and follows a clockwise 105 mile loop of the lakes and fells. His progress can be followed on Phil’s race number 141.

Snowdon International 2015

Well done to Seamus Lynch and Ian Bailey who competed as part of the Northern Ireland team at Snowdon at the weekend. Seamus finished in 1:18:14 (22nd place) and Ian crossed the line in 1:20:04 (31st place). The race was won by Italian athlete Emanuele Manzi in 1:10:18 (1st place). Full Results. Report by Ian Bailey.

Consistent training pays off at Sea2Sky 10K

Sea2Sky2015Over 700 people took part in one of the most picturesque 10ks in the racing calendar. It starts right at sea level and takes in around 500 feet of climbing with superb views from the high point of the course. The initial 3k takes the runner up the coast road and back along King Street before entering Donard Wood, crossing the Glen River and the First Bridge and rising steadily to the Water House. A muddy crossing then follows to the boundary wall of Tollymore Forest before dropping fast to the Tullybrannigan Road and Tipperary Path and then a flat 2km to finish through the Islands, Castle Park and back along the Promenade. Continue reading