Moy Park Belfast Marathon – Sunday 5 May 2024

The Belfast marathon has gone from strength to strength in recent years as the running bug continues to bite. The race was a sell out and 4376 brave souls completed the course. After months of disciplined training and commitment to weekly mileages in excess of 70 miles, athletes woke up to ideal conditions for the big test. 26.2 miles is a long way and athletes can easily come unstuck along the way. There is no accounting for what can happen, especially in the last 6 miles. In his pre-race memo to those taking part, the Prophet reiterated these sentiments, ‘remember boys and girls, it is a 20-mile warm up for a 6-mile race.’ With these wise words ringing in their ears, our 9 individuals and 2 relay teams left the opulent surrounding setting of the Stormont estate and began a journey that would take them through all parts of the city – north, south, east and west. The course has some undulations that hurt more as the miles progress and the Ormeau Road at 24 miles is the final test of stamina, will-power and endurance. Continue reading

Newcastle AC athletes selected for Inter-Counties Team 2024

Three Newcastle AC athletes (Tom Crudgington, Ashley Crutchley and Tanya Cumming) were selected as part of the NIMRA team that travelled to Keswick, England to compete in the British Inter-counties Senior Mountain race on at the weekend. This year’s race also doubled up as the British Athletics trial race for the  “up and down” event at the Senior European Off-Road Running Championships due to take place in Annecy, France from 31st May to 2nd June 2024. Continue reading

TCS London Marathon 2024

Report by the Duke

While Co.Down was basking in glorious sunshine and temperatures hit the highest seen all year, four NAC Members were trying to generate some heat in a chilly Greenwich park as they waited for the start of the London Marathon 2024.
As many will know the route of the London marathon takes you through the famous cutty Sark, up over Tower Bridge, round the financial district, along the Thames embankment and along the final stretch to Buckingham Palace to the finish line on the Mall. There are crowds of people along the route from start to finish offering unmeasurable support which lifts the spirits when you need it most.

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Club Membership Renewals Are Now Open

Club membership has reopened for 2024/25

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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