Hill & Dale Series 2019

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Online Registration for the 2019 Hill & Dale Series is NOW OPEN. Click the button below to access the Online Registration Form and Full Series Details.

Online Registration closed on Tuesday 21st May at 9pm. It will reopen after Race 6.

Hill & Dale Series 2019

Click here to learn more about the 2019 Junior Hill & Dale Races.

Hill & Dale Safety Notice
The next three H&D 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.

At Luke’s Race all runners must cross the Trassey River within 18 minutes (approx. 1 mile) or they will be turned back.
Failure to comply will result in disqualification.

Luke’s Nowhere to be Seen…

Luke’s Nowhere to be Seen

Donard, Commedagh, Bernagh, Binnian… everyone know’s them, the higher peaks in the beautiful mountain range that is the Mournes. A place that all who hail from south east Down are proud to call home. There are loads more minors peaks and hillocks in the 100 square miles that are great fun to explore. So after decades of Hill & Dales the Broken Wing Commander decided during the last winter that he would dream up a new route for one of the 2019 Series. Continue reading

Hill and Dale Series 2019 – Race 6

Hill and Dale Race 6 will take place at Lukes on Thursday 23rd May 2019. The race will start at Meelmore Lodge. Full body cover must be brought to race. There will be kit checks at the start and finish of the race. Runners who fail the kit check at the finish will be disqualified.

Registration will open at 6:30pm and close at 7:15pm SHARP.

Online Registration closed on Tuesday 21st May at 9pm. Please note that you only need to register ONCE for Series.

Entries will NOT be accepted on the night if you did not register online.

Start Location: Meelmore Lodge, 52 Trassey Rd, Bryansford, Newcastle, BT33 0QB

Link to Start Location on Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/21QAN3nWnqcNFPd39

Results, Prize Giving and Refreshments will be held in the Avoca Hotel Newcastle after the race.

Grid References
Start: 308303
CP1: 328292
CP2: 327304
Finish: 307307

Hill & Dale Safety Notice
The next three H&D 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.

At Luke’s Race all runners must cross the Trassey River within 18 minutes (approx. 1 mile) or they will be turned back.
Failure to comply will result in disqualification.

Annalong Horseshoe

Saturday the 18th of May saw race 4 of the Nimra championship take place, the Annalong Horseshoe fell race, with a new venue of Silent Valley. After 37 years of the original route starting at Dunney Water organisers, for reasons only known to them, decided to change the course. This was met with mixed feelings, talk of why include Slieve Donard, why call it the Annalong Horseshoe still, why start a mountain race with the first 2k on a tarmac road could be heard among the competitors.

At 11am the race got underway, starting at the plug hole beside Silent Valley reservoir, the route followed the service road to Ben Crom. From here the first climb was to the summit of Lamagan then Commedagh via the summit of Cove first. From Commedagh it was across to its neighbour Slieve Donard, down along the Mourne wall and then out to Chimney Rock. From here, there are a few options as to how to get to the North tor of Binnian for the final checkpoint. The ground is particularly rough in places and a bad route choice can get you into trouble quickly! Most runners seemed to go around Rocky on the North side keeping as much altitude as possible. Continue reading

Ford 5k 2019 – Friday 5th July 2019

Bryansford GAC are hosting a 5k road race around Newcastle on Friday 5th July 2019. The race will begin at 7:30pm from the club. Registration will take place from 6pm – 7:15pm.

Entry Fee is £10 and everyone is welcome. There will be Trophies, Prizes and Spot Prizes.

You can register online by clicking the button below, or register on the day.

SENIOR Registration Form (16 or over)

JUNIOR Registration Form (Under 16)

Address: St Patrick’s Park, Castlewellan Road, Newcastle, Co. Down, BT33 0DB.

The race is being organised by club member Eamon McCrickard. If anyone is available to help with registration and finish line, please contact Eamon McCrickard (eamonmccrickard@icloud.com)