Race Preview by Bogusboy
Please note, other sessions may be available on Tuesdays. Keep an eye on our social media channels for such details.
All sessions begin at 6:30pm
Please note that the Tuesday sessions taking place in Newcastle will be replicated in Castlewellan each week for those trying to stay away from the roads. Meeting at 6:30 at Hillyard House every Tuesday.
|Date||Session||Location (Meeting Place)|
|26 November||5 x 1000m |
|Newcastle (Newcastle Centre)|
|03 December||6 x 400m - Seeley Cup week|
|Newcastle (Newcastle Centre)|
If anyone is interested in ordering a black club coat with logo and initials as a Christmas gift or just to help the cold out, please email or text Joe McCann ASAP. An order will be placed on Monday 25 November. Cost £44.
Race Report by Red Rum
Newcastle and District AC veterans Thomas O’Gorman (MV35) and Connaire McVeigh (MV40) headed to Liverpool to take part in the 32nd British & Irish Masters Cross Country International which this year was run over the famous Grand National Aintree course just outside Liverpool.
Selected to represent Northern Ireland both Thomas and Connaire ran in the 8km race which consisted of four 2km laps of the famous horse track. O’Gorman remarked the green Aintree pastures reminded him of his training runs on the flat of Mussens Meadow, Clonduff. Pre-race the older veteran McVeigh was seen checking out the Famous Chair and Beeches Brook jumps along the course which reminded him of his Donard Forest mast/quarry trail training. This was O’Gormans first time representing Northern Ireland with McVeigh making his first appearance in a Northern Ireland vest since his track steeple chase exploits at Antrim Forum back in 1993. Continue reading
Over the weekend, Atlas Running held the second Run to Remember 5k in a very saturated Ballynahinch, with over 200 hardy souls taking part.
Tom Crudgington from Newcastle AC had a podium finish, coming third in a very commendable time of 19:26.
Despite the weather, the race and course was enjoyed by all. Well done to Tom and all the other participants who braved the elements!
The great thing about running is that eventually, unless you’re really unlucky, it gives you back what you put in and more. Sunday 27th October, the occasion of the 40th Dublin Marathon, was absolutely one of those days with PBs (personal bests) all over the place. The weather for the last week of October was almost as perfect as it can be for marathon running, cold at the start, only 4C, but sunny, not a cloud on the sky, and a light north-westerly – so ok it wasn’t flat calm, but given the conditions we experience in this part of the world, it was as good as.
Merrion Square in Dublin is like you never ever see on this weekend over the year. It is thronged by people with one thing on their mind – excitement, trepidation, torture, the pain? It’s the marathon, there’s no easy way, whether you’re on your feet for less than 2 and a half hours or over 5 hours… it’s a challenge for every single participant. Then there’s the hundreds of marshals and officials and helpers with thousands of spectators, the well-wishers along the way. It is a celebration of humanity… Continue reading
Congratulations to Newcastle AC member Luke McMullan who picked up the Leinster League trophy at the IMRA Prize Giving over the weekend. Luke had a clear lead coming first overall in the league with 12 points, with second place having 31 points!
Here’s some action shots of Luke throughout the year and a link to the overall standings https://www.imra.ie/leagues/view/id/295/