Newcastle AC 2020 Competition Update

Newcastle AC Committee have discussed the 2020 H&D, Ford 5k, Mill Hill Mile, Slieve Donard and Christmas Cracker, after reviewing current advice on Covid restrictions and the lead time required to gain the various permissions.

Unfortunately, we have had to take the disappointing decision to cancel the 2020 Hill & Dale Series. Even back in 2001 we managed to get a few races done in the ‘foot & mouth’ crisis, but this is the first time that the series has been cancelled. There will be a ‘free to enter’ Strava Challenge over 5 races with the first 200 to complete it to receive a 2020 H&D mug, details to follow.

Unfortunately, the Ford 5K scheduled for 4 July is also cancelled.

The Slieve Donard Race has been going since 1946 and this year is due to be the 75th Edition. We are still hopeful that the Slieve Donard Race will take place this year and are keeping a close watch on developments in restrictions. Next review date is 10 July 2020.

We also still hope to host the Mill Hill Mile in September and the Christmas Cracker too.