Hill and Dale Series 2015 Race 5

Results   /  Report.

Race 5 of the Hill and Dale Series is the Slieve Donard Race which takes place on SATURDAY 16th May at 2:00 PM. Preview of Race.

* Weather forecast is rain and low cloud. All runners must bring mandatory body cover. There will be kit checks at start and finish of race *

Online Registration is now CLOSED and will reopen on Sunday for the remaining Hill and Dale races.

If you have already registered for the Hill and Dale Series you DO NOT need to register again for the Slieve Donard Race.

* If you did not register online, you need to download this ENTRY FORM, complete, sign and bring with you.

** IMPORTANT NOTICE : Any runner who knowingly competes using another athletes race number will be disqualified from the Hill and Dale Series and all future NAC organised events. This could have serious implications for runner, marshals, race organisers and other competitors. **

A shoes and clothing recycling point will be set up at the start of the Slieve Donard race on Saturday 16th May.  If you have any unwanted shoes or items of clothing which you no longer need, please bring them along on Saturday.  They will be given to a good home.

All donated items will be given to homeless organisation ‘Homeplus’ in Belfast.  Homeplus provides a drop-in centre for homeless and destitute people and would very much appreciate your support in their effects to assist those who use their service.

There is a particular need for sports shoes and trainers as they are most comfortable for people who walk a lot.

Hill and Dale Series 2015 Race 4

Race 4 Results,  Video by Beverley Herron, Report.

A pair of running shoes were left in the field after last nights race. Owner can contact PJ McCrickard on 07718884761 to arrange for their return.

Race 4 – Binnian takes place on Thursday 7th May. The race is 2 Mile / 2,000 ft. Start grid reference is J32893, Head Road, near Annalong. Full body cover must be brought to race. There will be kit checks at start and finish of race.

** IMPORTANT NOTICE : Any runner who knowingly competes using another athletes race number will be disqualified from the Hill and Dale Series and all future NAC organised events. This could have serious implications for runner, marshals, race organisers and other competitors. **

Online Registration is NOW CLOSED and will reopen on Friday. Please note that you only need to register ONCE for Series.

Registration will be will open at 6:30pm. Entry fee is £8 if you registered online.

* If you did not register online, you need to download this ENTRY FORM, complete, sign and bring with you.

**** Due to the large number of on the day entries at previous races the entry fee will be £15 for those who have not registered online. We do not want the extra money but we do not need the extra work. Entry fee will be £8 for subsequent races. ****

Belfast Marathon Relay Team 2015

NAC team at Belfast Marathon RelayWell done to the Newcastle AC team who finished 8th out of over 1800 teams at the Belfast Marathon Relay on Monday 4th May 2015 in a time of 2:40:17. ReportDavid O'Flaherty at Belfast Marathon RelayPhil Murdock at Belfast Marathon Relay

 

 

 

Good luck to the team on Monday:

Leg 1, 6.2 miles, David O’Flaherty
Leg 2, 3.4 miles, Phill Murdock
Leg 3, 7.1 miles, John ‘hen’ Kelly
Leg 4, 4.6 miles, Marty Meville and
Leg 5, 4.9 miles, Joe McCann

WANTED : 4 runners to represent their club as part of a relay team at the Belfast Marathon on Monday 4th May. If interested contact Joe by 9pm tonight (29/4/15).

Text 07860266118 or email : mccann_joe@hotmail.com

Legs are 6.2 miles, 3.4 miles, 7.1 miles, 4.6 miles and 4.9 miles.

Full details on marathon website HERE

Club Notices Week of 4th May 2015

The Ballot entry system for the 2016 Virgin London Marathon opens on Monday 4 May. Newcastle AC operates a system whereby members applying for a club entry are given priority if they have been unsuccessful in applying through the ballot system. Members who qualify for a Championship or a Good for Age place are not eligible for a club entry.

Tuesday’s session is a 5 mile time trial in Tollymore. Warm up at 6:30 with a 6:50 start.

A number of members are taking part in the Les Jones 10k on Friday 15 May. Registration is open online through the ANI website. We are arranging some car pooling and a social event after in Belfast. The race starts and finishes at the Mary Peter’s Track at 7pm.

London Marathon 2015

Butcher is a cut above the rest as Newcastle AC show well at the Virgin London Marathon.
A special report by Bogusboy

The established ritual of NAC descending on London Town for the third weekend of April was upheld once again as six of their finest took on the challenge of tramping the streets of the capital with 37,500 other brave souls for the 35th edition of the marathon. Continue reading

Hill and Dale Series 2015 – Race 3

Race 3 Results, Race 3 Report

Race 3 Photos by Ryan McDonald

Race 3 – Slieve Martin takes place on Thursday 30th April. The race is 4.25 Miles / 1,740 ft. Checkpoints are below. Full body cover must be brought to race. There will be kit checks at start and finish of race.

Start: 185177
CP1: 202173
CP2: 201176
CP3: 202173
Finish: 185177

** IMPORTANT NOTICE : Any runner who knowingly competes using another athletes race number will be disqualified from the Hill and Dale Series and all future NAC organised events. This could have serious implications for runner, marshals, race organisers and other competitors. **

Online Registration is NOW CLOSED and will reopen on Friday. Please note that you only need to register ONCE for Series.

Registration will be in Kilbroney Park and will open at 6:30pm. Entry fee is £8 if you registered online.

* If you did not register online, you need to download this ENTRY FORM, complete, sign and bring with you.

**** Due to the large number of on the day entries at previous races the entry fee will be £15 for those who have not registered online. We do not want the extra money but we do not need the extra work. Entry fee will be £8 for subsequent races. ****