Superb Newcastle & District Road Relay Championship Victory

Report by Bogboy

Congratulations to Newcastle & District AC’s senior men’s team who took victory at the Road Relay Championships in Victoria Park, Belfast on Saturday. Each leg was two laps of the park covering a total of 3,380m (2.1miles). Conditions were dry with a blustery southerly win in the face of runners for about 350 metres on each 1,654m (1.05miles) lap. Continue reading

Mourne Mountain Marathon 16 & 17 September 2023

After all the hard slogging done through spring and summer, the Mourne Mountain Marathon is the culmination of the season for all grades of orienteers, fell runners and hikers to one event over the weekend in the middle of September. Generally the weather conditions would be favourable for such an event, however in typical fashion after last weeks heatwave, the dish was served best cold, foggy, wet, muck and gutters for the near 200 teams that toed the line starting at the Tollymore Mountain Centre on Saturday morning. Continue reading

Newcastle Christmas Party Night

Newcastle Christmas Party Night
It has been agreed by the committee to have our Christmas Club party night on Friday 22 December in the Burrendale Hotel at 7pm which is one of their party nights.
The cost is £25 pp – non refundable (the club will subsidise the remainder).
Bookings are now open.
Please book as soon as possible we have to confirm numbers by end of November seats are limited.
Many thanks
Newcastle AC Committee

Maisie makes it 2 in a row at Ardglass

Report by Siobhán Grant

It was very much de ja vu at Ardglass on Wednesday evening as Maisie McVeigh toed the line of the Ardglass Festival 5k for the 2nd consecutive year. It has been a jammed packed season for the eldest of the McVeigh’s, as each discipline has run consecutively straight into the next without much of a break. The welcomed break at the start of July allowed the youngster to reset, relax and embrace a much needed retreat from the spotlight before jumping back in two feet first. Continue reading