Hill and Dale Series 2024


Hill and Dale Series

Hill and Dale Series 2024

Results will be available here as soon as possible after each race:

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Note: No payment on night this year – all entries via SiEntries. Please read all instructions.

To take part in the 2024 H&D Series you must be registered with SiEntries. You will be issued with a number for the series. Your race number can be collected at your first race and the retained for the 2024 series. Your age category is based on your age on 31 December 2024.

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Hill & Dales 2024 Race 1 – Castlewellan Race Report, Results & Photos

Report By Rory Morrow

A record 354 runners braved the elements as the 2024 Hill and Dales (H and D) commenced in Castlewellan last Thursday night.

Record Attendance

The attendance is the highest of any H and D race to date. The annual series of Mournes running, which started 40 years ago, used to only attract 30-40 intrepid participants. How times have changed as this year, Castlewellan witnessed the epic sight of over 350 hardy runners heading for the Sliabh na Snat summit. Continue reading

Club Membership Renewals Are Now Open

Club membership has reopened for 2024/25

To renew your membership click the button below:

After feedback from members, we have moved our memberships to SiEntries. This platform will be more user-friendly and gives you the option of paying annually by debit/credit card or setting up a direct debit to pay automatically, and will also improve communications.

A step-by-step guide on how to use SiEntries to register your membership is available here: SiEntries User Guide.

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Junior Update (12 Mar 2024)

Aaron makes a huge impact at Irish Schools Cross Country           by Siobhan Grant

At tte weekend, Newcastle AC proudly watched on as three members made their way to Tymon Park, Tallagh, after qualifying for the Post Primary Schools All Ireland Cross Country Finals. Having been trailblazer for their schools through Districts in Delamont and then again at Mallusk Playing Fields carving their way into the opportunity to represent their schools at All Ireland level, everyone was behind Fiachna McAleenan, Aaron O Boyle and Ethan McMullan as they toed the line amongst the best runners in the whole island. Continue reading

Double Gold for Newcastle AC at Glenariff

This weekend saw the second race of the mountain running season with Glenariff – otherwise affectionately known as ‘The Spud Run’. Set in the beautiful Glens of Antrim, the race starts from the Glenariff Community Centre, and makes it way along a muddy lane for nearly two miles, up a 370m climb and back along the same route. Unlike the Slieve Gullion race the week before, which is almost a straight up and down, Glenariff is more like a tough cross country with a mountain in the middle. Seasoned spud runners know that the real challenge is not necessarily the climb but switching tired legs from the muddy descent off the mountain to fast running mode for the two-mile lane home.

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