NIMRA Slieve Croob Trial

Congratulations to all the Newcastle AC Juniors who participated in the NIMRA Trial on Slieve Croob.

Those who took part from Newcastle AC were: Tess McAleavey, Aoibheann O’Gorman, Ciara Savage, Alea Brannigan, Ethan McMullan, Yasin Brannigan and Tom Crudgington

Tom, Ciara and Ethan were selected to represent Northern Ireland at the Home Countries Championship in Ambleside this week. Wishing you the very best of luck from everyone at Newcastle & District AC!

Full details including results are available on the NIMRA website:

NI and Ulster Even Age Groups Cross Country Championships

Subject to changes in COVID advice, please see link below regarding NI and Ulster even age groups cross country championships.

This is for under 10,12,14,16 and 18 age groups, and is open to everyone (members and race only).

With very few races taking place this year and numbers capped, it is likely to be a popular race, and entries will close when the limit is reached.

If anyone is interested in making up a team, we need a maximum of 6 athletes (minimum 4) in that particular age group.

If your child is interested in running please email ASAP and no later than Saturday 26th Sept @ 5pm. If we cannot get enough numbers for a team in your child’s category, you will be notified immediately and can still sign up as an individual. If you would rather not risk leaving it that long to enter then do get signed up immediately as an individual rather than missing out.

Hopefully all is explained in the link and it would be great to see a few Newcastle AC vests there on the day.

McGrady Financial Services Junior XC Series 2019/2020 – Prizes

Newcastle AC Junior athletes recently received their trophies and prizes from the McGrady Financial Services Junior XC Series 2019/2020.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we were unable to hold this year’s annual Prize Giving Evening.

Thank you to all athletes and parents/guardians for your participation and support throughout the series.

We would also like to take the opportunity to thank our sponsors, McGrady Financial Services Ltd, for their continued support of the series since its inception in 2010.

Series Results for the McGrady Financial Services Junior XC Series 2019/2020

Series Results 2019/2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, unfortunately we have been unable to hold the usual Prize Giving Evening. We have ordered Prizes for everyone who completed the series, and your club will be in contact with you soon regarding the collection of these. We would like to say a massive Thank You to the participants and their parents/guardians for all the support throughout the series – without you all, there would be no series!

We would also like to take the opportunity to thank our sponsors, McGrady Financial Services Ltd for their continued support of the series since its inception in 2010.

We will be publishing details on the plans for the 2020/2021 Series over the next couple of months on the Newcastle AC Website –

Karim Jaidane completes the Schools Half Marathon Virtual Event

Well done to Newcastle AC Junior member Karim Jaidane who completed the One Running Movement Schools Half Marathon Virtual Event this week!

This virtual event gives children the opportunity to become familiar with the Schools Half Marathon. They run a cumulative total of 13.1 miles, receiving rewards along the way to keep them motivated. You can sign up for this event online at

Saturday Morning Training

Dear parents and junior athletes,

Newcastle Junior AC will be re-starting Saturday morning endurance training from Saturday 29th August for those athletes in Year 8 and above. You must have re-registered with the club for this year as a Full Member or Race Only Member to be able to attend so that you have your Athletics NI number and are covered by the insurance. Please follow the link below if you have not yet re-registered:

This training will include technique drills, easy runs (3-5 miles), interval sessions and hill running. Training will start at 11am and finish at 12 midday – venue to be confirmed.

Training will be conducted in line with the current COVID-19 guidance from Athletics NI and consequently the number of available training spaces will be limited.

If you are interested in attending this training please text Ian Brannigan on 07599391028 by Tuesday 25th August.

We hope to resume Monday night training for Full Members before the end of September and will update as soon as we have more information.

Many thanks,
Newcastle AC Juniors