NAC Senior Men Taste Success On Roads

Report by Eoghan Totten


The Newcastle & District AC senior men’s team has tasted success on the roads during the past two weekends. On September 23rd, we won the Northern Ireland and Ulster team road relay title in Victoria Park in east Belfast by a margin of one minute and thirty-five seconds. Averaging this margin out over the four runners (Eoghan Totten/me, Niall Goodman, Robbie Hagan and Patrick McNiff) for each of the four short legs (3,380m) equates to roughly eleven seconds per mile, per runner. This is a huge pace differential for any distance race but especially for what can still be considered a middle distance event. The statistic demonstrates the strength and depth of talent within the club at present. Most importantly, it shows that, under the coaching methodologies and guidance of Richard Rodgers, we are getting something right, and getting it right consistently. Continue reading

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