Friday, October 23, 2020

Flying Furlongs for Bangor Bolters

The Championchip Series returned to its Covid era roots on Saturday, with another visit to the service roads surrounding Down Royal racecourse, and a tried and tested formula which facilitated another safe and enjoyable day of racing. No fewer than sixteen...

Ballydrain Harriers Weekly Update

Alex Turnbull at Down Royal. This week has been very quiet on the race front with the only outing being Saturday 10th October’s penultimate ‘Forestside Shopping Centre’ sponsored ‘ChampionChip Ireland Running Series’, taking place at Down Royal Racecourse. Ballydrain’s only representation...

Hanna Sparkles again in the Italian Alps

Report by BOGBOY After a successful racing weekend in Casto, northwest of Brescia, Dromara and Newcastle & District & Salomon athlete, Zak Hanna decamped Monday to Chiavenna in the Val Bregaglia, in the Italian Alps only 14km shy of the...

More PBs for Newcastle & District AC Athletes on the Road in this Strange...

Report by BOGBOY Since some club members ventured to Down Royal on 22 August for the ChampionChip Ireland series of road races coming out of lockdown there has been one common theme – autumn has been upon us. 7 weeks...

Maguiresbridge Running Club Virtual London Marathon

MRC had an amazing day yesterday watching and supporting some of our runners out doing the 40th London Marathon virtually around our local roads. We had 2 groups and a solo runner out yesterday running the 26.2miles for the very...

Ballydrain Harriers Storm Through London Virtual

Val Gibson. On Sunday 4th October the virtual 2020 Virgin London Marathon took place on the roads and lanes around County Down. Runners had 24 hours to run or walk the 26.2 miles using a special app to track...

North Down Roundup – 4th Oct

Les Jones 5k (All photos courtesy of John T Glover) Rachel Gibson On a weekend for adapted events, the Les Jones 10k morphed into a race of half the usual distance, with almost two hundred athletes gathering at the Mary Peters Track...

Hanna Emerges as a VK Specialist in Italy

Race Report by BOGBOY The Italians were worst hit at the beginning of the emergence of COVID-19 in Europe back in February. They emerged into the new norm and out of that they have managed to run a 2020 Italian...

Ballydrain Harriers News, 1st October 2020

Shane’s Castle was the ideal venue for the sixth in the Championchip Ireland’s Forestside Running Series on Saturday 26th September. The courses for the full and half marathons, 10km and 5km races were over mixed terrain, the weather was...

North Down Roundup – 28th Sept

Multi Task Maestros The North Down junior section took centre stage over the weekend, as a sun drenched Mary Peters Track played host to the Combined Events Championships, with a host of fine performances and two silver medalists. The youngest athletes...
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