Hill and Dale Series 2016 – Race 7

Report by Bogboy
Photos by Paul Fegan

Race Preview by Bogusboy
4-times Winner Jim Hayes to start 71st Slieve Donard Race by Bogboy

Hill and Dale Race 7 – Slieve Donard takes place on Saturday 28th May at 2pm. Full body cover must be brought to race. There will be kit checks at start and finish of race.

** IMPORTANT NOTICE : Any runner who knowingly competes using another athletes race number, without a number or without registering at the start of each race will be banned from the Hill and Dale Series and all future NAC organised events.

Anyone not following this rule is putting others lives at risk.

The race organisers must know who starts and finishes each race, to ensure all runners are accounted for and no one is lost on the hills.**


Registration will open at 12:30pm and close at 1:50pm SHARP. Registration will take place in Newcastle Centre.

Online Registration is NOW CLOSED and will reopen on Sunday 29th May.

Entries will NOT be accepted on the day if you did not register online.

Please remember if you collected your Race Number at a previous race, to bring it along to this Race.

Awards, Soup & refreshments after the race in O’Hares Bar.

The Slieve Donard Race sponsors are Hilltrekker, Rodgers Construction Ltd, Ireland’s Appliance Centre, McGrady Financial Services and Kelbourne Property Limited.

Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd (male/female), all age categories, new course record and the all important free refreshment if your time to top is less than your age.

New Barcoding System

• All numbers must be worn on front of vest and not on shorts.
• Please try to pin your number on as flat as possible.
• Please do not fold numbers.
• At your 1st race you will be issued with a barcoded race number
• Always make sure your number is scanned before the start of each race, if you don’t you will not appear in the results and be disqualified from the series.
• Please ensure your barcode is visible and scannable at the finish line. Make sure your arms or hands are not in the way e.g stopping a watch.
• Look after your number, there is a £5 charge for replacement.

The use of barcoding and looking after your numbers is to help reduce the workload of the volunteers involved with the series. Thank-you for your support.