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Hill & Dale Series 2019
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Hill & Dale Safety Notice
The next two Hill & Dale races all involve open mountain. For safety reasons water proof jackets, whistle and compass are required. Routes are not marked, navigation skills may be required. Cut-off times will also be strictly enforced as a reasonable level of fitness is required. As a guide, runners should be capable of 10k on the flat in 50 minutes.
Failure to comply will result in disqualification.
All sessions start at 6:30pm.
18 June: Castlewellan – 5 x 1 mile
25 June: Donard Forest – Hills
Ciara Savage, Newcastle AC athlete, wins the 2019 U16 Hill & Dale, resulting in her selection to the N.Ireland Junior Mountain Running Squad of 2019.
Ciara will compete alongside her fellow Newcastle AC teammate, Tom Crudgington, who won the male U16 series, also gaining selection.
They will train in Wales at a team camp at the end of July, preparing for the British & Irish Mountain Running Championship in September.
Newcastle AC would like congratulate both athletes on their selection, and want to wish them every success with the N.I. squad over the coming months.
Well done to Newcastle AC Junior member Erin Easton who took part in the Meet 3 of the Firmus Energy Super 5 Series at the Mary Peters Track last Thursday. Erin had a podium finish in the Javelin and 800m competitions, coming in third place. Erin also competed fantastically in the 100m race. Meet 4 of the series takes place on Thursday 27th June and we would love to see more Newcastle AC Juniors taking part! Full details are available on the Athletics NI Website: https://athleticsni.org/Fixtures/Firmus-Super-5-Series
Race 5 of the NIMRA championship took place on Saturday June 1. A new venue took runners out of their usual haunts around the Mournes as they headed North towards Larne for the Carncastle Classic organised by East Coast AC. The race starts and finishes at Ballygally beach and after a few road crossings takes in the summits of Knockdhu and Scawt hill on the 10 mile course.
With a large contingent of NAC on the opposite side of the island for the Carrauntoohil mountain race (see separate report) this left an opportunity for a few new faces to podium. It was NAC’s Mark Stephens who took the early lead before having to settle for second place as Mourne Runners’ Timmy Johnson took control from the halfway point finishing in 1:13:09, Stephens close behind in 1:16:25 and 3rd Shane Donnolly (unattached) in 1:17:11.
Paulette Thomson was NAC’s only female and finished 5th in 1:44:54. The female podium saw Newry AC’s Esther Dickson win in 1:29:59, Jog Lisburn’s Karen Wilton 2nd in 1:30:45 and Newry AC’s Sarah Quinn 3rd in 1:39:54.
Round 6 takes place on Sunday June 16th Flagstaff to Carlingford.
By Hill Runner