NAC Senior Men Taste Success On Roads

Report by Eoghan Totten


The Newcastle & District AC senior men’s team has tasted success on the roads during the past two weekends. On September 23rd, we won the Northern Ireland and Ulster team road relay title in Victoria Park in east Belfast by a margin of one minute and thirty-five seconds. Averaging this margin out over the four runners (Eoghan Totten/me, Niall Goodman, Robbie Hagan and Patrick McNiff) for each of the four short legs (3,380m) equates to roughly eleven seconds per mile, per runner. This is a huge pace differential for any distance race but especially for what can still be considered a middle distance event. The statistic demonstrates the strength and depth of talent within the club at present. Most importantly, it shows that, under the coaching methodologies and guidance of Richard Rodgers, we are getting something right, and getting it right consistently. Continue reading

Junior Cross Country Series Incoming

Report by Siobhán Grant

This weekend, The Spring Gardens in Castlewellan Forest Park will host Race 1 of the ever popular McGrady Financial Service, Junior Cross Country Series. At 10am, October 1st, Murlough AC will kick off the first race of the Series, playing host to the junior runners at the the popular figure of eight course in Castlewellan.

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