National Cross Country Championships

Congratulations to all the Newcastle AC members who took part in the Irish Life Health National Cross Country Championships in Abbotstown over the weekend.

Tom Crudgington finished 24th out of 128 in the U16 Boys Race, and also won a bronze medal as part of the Co-Down team!

In the Senior Mens Race, Eoghan Totten was 16th, Zak Hanna 31st and Seamy Lynch 62nd. Well done everyone!

Podium Finish for Tom at the Run to Remember 5k

Over the weekend, Atlas Running held the second Run to Remember 5k in a very saturated Ballynahinch, with over 200 hardy souls taking part.

Tom Crudgington from Newcastle AC had a podium finish, coming third in a very commendable time of 19:26.

Despite the weather, the race and course was enjoyed by all. Well done to Tom and all the other participants who braved the elements!

URGENT: McGrady XC This Sunday CANCELLED

Unfortunately, we have just been informed that the McGrady Financial Services Junior XC Race in Kilbroney this Sunday has to be CANCELLED.

The council will not allow the event to go ahead due to the ground conditions.

We will be in touch in due course with further details on the rescheduled date.

We would really appreciate if you could share this message with those not on social media or emails.

The next race in the McGrady Financial Services Junior XC Series will take place on Sunday 24th November 2019 in Dromore Leisure Centre.

We look forward to seeing you all there and we apologise for any inconvenience caused. Unfortunately, this was out of our control.

Juniors – important information regarding Monday Night Training

Well done to those who made it to the first McGrady Cross Country Series in Castlewellan on Sunday, and a big thank you to parents who volunteered in the various roles.

Now that we have had a little time back at training on Monday nights, there are one or two issues arising that we need to remind parents about, in the hope that we can keep the children as safe as possible. Firstly, can parents please park in the upper car park along the top, and walk your child down to sign in. As we move inside for winter, registration takes place in the corridor outside the hall in the main school building at Shimna.

Children will not be allowed to leave the Hall at the end of the night unless a parent is there to collect them. If you wish for your child to be released without an adult, you will need to email written consent to the club by 1pm on Monday to allow us to facilitate this.

Training finishes at 8pm, and the lady who opens and closes the school for us likes to get locked up and go home (as do we all). Please ensure that you are there to collect your child on time.

Thank you to those parents who have informed us of your childs absence from training due to illness or injury. We wish them a speedy recovery and return to training.

If your child has a full training place, but has not been attending or is no longer interested, please get in touch. We are currently reviewing numbers in each hall, and do have a substantial waiting list.