Slieve Donard Mountain Race 2013-Report Added

Photos by Hugh Suffern
Photos by Declan Rice

Bailey is the Big Boy
by Bogman
At the 69th running of the Slieve Donard race on Saturday, Newcastle AC runner Ian Bailey won the event for his first time. He now has become the 34th winner of this event and in doing so has joined the who’s who of fell running. Bailey who has been catching the eye at the Hill and Dale series, put together a near prefect run in what turned out to be very testing conditions.
Even before the race started, conditions at race HQ at the Newcastle Centre were showing an early indication of what was to come, on the journey up to the 849mt summit, the highest point in Northern Ireland. Continue reading

Newcastle AC Event Registration

Online Registration is now open HERE for the following races:

Leitrim 5 Mile Road Race
Slieve Donard Mountain Race
Hill and Dale Race Series

Entry fees are payable on race day. Please use this registration system to minimise the huge amount of administration work undertaken by volunteer club members.

If you would like to have your name printed on your Hill and Dale race number you need to register online before midday Sunday 24th March.

Slieve Donard 2012

Slieve Donard 2012 Results
Photos by Dave Goddard – action on the Mountain
Photos by Mal McCann – Finish Line
Link to IMRA report

by Bogman

19-year-old Andrew Annett became the youngest winner of the Slieve Donard race when he trotted through the Frank Morgan memorial finishing gantry in a time of 55.37.  In doing so he denied Deon Mc Neilly his elusive 10th win in the race but with years on his side Andrew could become the first person to make it to 10 wins. Continue reading

Slieve Donard Race 2012

In addition to the excellent coverage that will be provided in the local press, the 67th Slieve Donard race is more than likely to be featured in the Irish Daily Mirror tomorrow.  Maurice Fitzmaurice took part in the race and has forwarded material for publication to the Sports Editor.  The prophet Jerome’s injury could be labelled ‘the hand of God!’ or Damien’s rarer than hen’s teeth appearance could be making the headlines in the national press!  Watch that space tomorrow!!!

2012 Slieve Donard Preview and Family Challenge Details

Please download forms and bring with you on Saturday:
Slieve Donard Race Entry Form / Family Fun Challenge Entry Form

Can McNeilly make it 10 wins on Donard as the Irish Championship begins in Newcastle?

by Bogusboy

The annual Slieve Donard race, the opening round of the Irish Mountain Running Championship will start at 2.00pm on Saturday 5thMay at the Newcastle Centre, with the leaders returning to the Newcastle around 2.55pm.  Amazingly within one hour the leading athletes will have climbed the 852 metres to the summit and returned to the point from whence they came. Continue reading

Slieve Donard Mountain Race 2011

94 finely honed athletes registered for the 67th running of the Slieve Donard Mountain Race.  Conditions for the race were near perfect. Skies were blue, there were no clouds in sight and the easterly breeze kept the runners cool on the 852m ascent from the Newcastle Centre to the top of Northern Ireland’s highest peak.

The ground staff were ably marshalled by Commandant McVeigh, ably assisted by the usual posy, including recently retired 65 year old Frank Morgan looking ever youthful regaled in his full club tracksuit. Some had suggested that he looked capable of competing in the race. Continue reading