Mark, Stephen and Dominic complete Rankin Round

On Saturday 6th October shortly after 9.30 pm Newcastle AC runners Dominic McInerney, Stephen Wallace and Mark King completed the Denis Rankin Round in 20 hours and 56 minutes, joining 34 other runners who have completed the challenge.

The Denis Rankin Round is a circuit of all the peaks in the Mourne mountains over 400m in height, covering 90km and 6500m in ascent. The challenge is to complete this within a 24 hour period.

The Round is named after Denis Rankin, a pioneer and leading light in fell running and mountain marathons in Northern Ireland since the 1970’s, who tragically died on 16th May 2013 competing in a fell race on Slievemoughanmore.