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Hanna at the Trofeo Vanoni Ends the Mountain Racing Season on a High

Race Report by BOGBOY Trofeo Vanoni is a traditional late Autumn ‘end of season’ mountain relay race where each leg starts and finishes in Morbegno, Sondrio in the Lombardy Region of northern Italy. Over the years it has maintained a...

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...

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...

Johnston & Dickson Victorious in the Slieve Donard Classic

Photos courtesy of Paul Fegan Race Report by BOGBOY Races have been hard to find since lockdown in March and despite how ‘lonely’ the mountains are and ideally placed for ‘social distancing’ mountain races locally have been few and far between....

Bronze is the Colour of the Day at NI & Ulster Track Championships

Totten & O’Flaherty take bronze at NI & Ulster Track Champs It’s certainly been an unusual year, exemplified this weekend with the NI & Ulster Track & Field Championships which would normally take place in June, rescheduled for mid-September due...

Newcastle & District AC at the Races

Race Report by BOGBOY The racecourse looked immaculate on Saturday morning as the runners arrived at Down Royal the morning after ‘the races’ (for horses), the evening before, for more ‘races’ (for humans) as part of the ChampionChip Ireland well-organised...

Bronagh Completes the Killarney Hardman

Last weekend Bronagh McInerney travelled to Co Kerry to take part in the Killarney Hardman. The event consisted of a 3.8km swim, followed by 180km cycle round the Ring of Kerry and finished off with a 42.2km run. For most...

Bailey breaks the World Everesting Running Record

On Sunday 23rd August, Ian Bailey set out to run an 'Everest' on Slieve Donard, 37 times from saddle to summit and back for a total ascent of around 9,250m (8,848m the height of Everest from sea level plus...

Newcastle & District AC Weekend Racing Notes

Zak Hanna excels again – this weekend at the Italian Mountain Racing Championships Three weeks after his brilliant racing weekend in Malonno, Lombardy in Northern Italy, with a 3rd in Piz Tri Vertical Kilometre (Saturday) and a 5th in the...
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