Darragh Cross 2014

DarraghCross 2014 Winner David McNeilly34.46
Jerome McCrickard 9th 38.23
Jerome Farrell 26th 43.43
Declan Rice 32nd 44.44

Commonwealth Games 2014

Congratulations to Kerry O’Flaherty for a gutsy performance at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. She was ‘in the mix’ for much of the race in front of 44,000 spectators and came home 11th in 9:55.9 just three seconds outside her personal best and Northern Ireland Record. It’s been a great season for her, running three times inside her best before the start of the year.

Kerry at CWG 2014

Burrendale Hotel Charity Run 2014

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The Burrendale hotel are having a 7k and 10k run on Sunday 27th July at 12:00.
Entry fee is £10 and ALL money will go to Friends of Cancer.

Great prizes on offer:
1st male and female in 10K and 7K will receive 2 months free membership of Burrendale Country Club and Spa

2nd male and female in 10K and 7K will receive 1 months free membership of Burrendale Country Club and Spa

If you are able to marshal at the event please contact Marty: mcveigh.marty@hotmail.co.uk

Dublin Marathon 2014

After discussions with the club committee, it has been decided that each member of the club registering for the 2014 Dublin marathon in October should do as an individual. The club will subsidise and refund subsidy of the entry cost to those paid-up members taking part after they have entered the race. Please note that the entry fees increase at the beginning of August, making it advisable to register before Thursday 31st July. The club treasurer will refund subsidy to those members who resister for the race. Please see club email for subsidy details. Best wishes to all of those currently in training for this event.

I also intend to build on our great representation at the Victoria Park Relays last year. Notification of the date has already been circulated and I would hope we can field as many teams as last year; open, vets and who knows even a ladies team!!! Watch this space for further details.

Joe McCann
Newcastle AC Road Racing Captain

Irish Track & Field Championships 2014

10 days before the Commonwealth Games Steeplechase, Kerry O’Flaherty dropped down in distance to 1500m and onto the flat to come home 3rd in the Irish Championships at the Morton Stadium in Santry in 4:18.7. Winding up the pace from at the front after the initial slower couple of laps, O’Flaherty ran 2:12 for the last 800m but was out kicked by the fast finishing Ciara Mageean who ran a 63 seconds last lap to secure the national title. In 2nd was twice European Cross-Country Champion Fionnuala Britton who came home 0.4 seconds ahead of O’Flaherty. Full race coverage provided by East Down AC is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RJoN7Fup98&sns=fb