Junior Athlete Development Day a Huge Success

Report by Siobhán Grant

In collaboration with Athletics NI, the Newcastle Junior Squad boarded a bus to the home of Athletics in Northern Ireland and headed for Mary Peters Track for a day of multi-event development. The bespoke training day was open to all junior club members and 46 of the squad opted to attend the day all ranging from the ages of 8 years old to 18. The day was developed inline with the successful StarTrack Model that Athletics NI runs at various locations and times throughout the year. The timetable for the day was developed specifically to meet the needs of the members of the junior squad and the coaching team.

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Maisie makes it 2 in a row at Ardglass

Report by Siobhán Grant

It was very much de ja vu at Ardglass on Wednesday evening as Maisie McVeigh toed the line of the Ardglass Festival 5k for the 2nd consecutive year. It has been a jammed packed season for the eldest of the McVeigh’s, as each discipline has run consecutively straight into the next without much of a break. The welcomed break at the start of July allowed the youngster to reset, relax and embrace a much needed retreat from the spotlight before jumping back in two feet first. Continue reading

The Juniors are made for the Mountains

Report by Siobhán Grant

Hill and Dale Newcastle AC round up

On Friday evening the 2023 Hill and Dale series came to a close at the foot of Northern Ireland’s largest mountain. Race 10 at Drinnahilly is always a favourite. Maybe it’s because the terrain returns to mostly forest trails or maybe, just maybe it’s because it is the only race on a Friday night followed by a fresh cold one or few in O’Hares to toast the end of an epic 3 months of achievements. Continue reading