U16 Hill & Dale Series

Newcastle AC are hosting a Hill & Dale Mini-series for U16 athletes.

The race will consist of 4 of the more accessible courses from the main series:
14th April – Castlewellan
21st April – Tollymore
2nd June – Millstone
24th June – Drinnahilly (note Friday evening)

Entries are open to athletes born in 2007 and 2008 only.

Athletes who do not turn 16 before the start of the Hill & Dale series may compete in the U16 four race series.
Athletes who are 16 at the time of the 1st race can only compete in the full Hill & Dale series.

The races are marked, except for Millstone, which will involve navigating the hillside of Millstone after leaving the forest – parents and athletes should ensure they are confident in negotiating this element of the Millstone course.

The male and female winners will be decided based on the best 3 results from the 4-race series.

Entries will be online, via the link below.

U16 Hill & Dale Registration 2022

Cost for each race will be £5, payable on the night of the race – please note that this is different to the senior series, where payment is online only (- cash is being taken for juniors to facilitate the lower price.)

Numbers can be collected when making payment for the first race and should be retained for the remainder of the series.

Bring own pins for your number.

Kit requirements and race instructions will be identical to the instructions and requirements for the Senior athletes.

Note – unlike the previous U16 series, the Tollymore race will not be shortened, but athletes will complete the same distance as the seniors (this is to avoid any confusion for athletes completing the course)

The Castlewellan race will be modified for the U16 athletes to follow UK Athletics guidance for a maximum race length of 7km.

Further guidance will be supplied on the night of the Castlewellan Race.