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Christmas Cracker Race 2019

The 2019 Castlewellan Christmas Cracker Pairs Race will take place on Saturday 28th December 2019 at 1pm. Entries will open this Monday 7th October at 7pm! There is a limit of 750 entries. No additional entries will be released after...

Four hundred teams registered in less than a week

An update on the 2019 Christmas Cracker by Bogusboy The Castlewellan Christmas Cracker has become one of the most eagerly anticipated events in the NI running Calendar. This year, within one week of going live, over 400 of the 750...

Thirteen Runners Under Seven Minutes as McNeilly’s Record Holds for Another Year

(Zac Hanna, Newcastle AC) By the Head Chef On a damp yet relatively balmy evening runners from far and near descended on the former market town of Castlewellan for the 30th Mill Hill Mile race. This year Newcastle and District AC...

What a Cracker as McGrady and Barrington Triumph on the Playrock

The Castlewellan Christmas Cracker by Bogusboy It was one of the best kept secrets in history. Even his wife did not know the course. His close friends and running colleagues tried every trick in the book to ascertain the route...

Experience shows as O’Hare takes top spot in Ardglass

Brian McVeigh leading the start of the 5K Two Newcastle and District AC members put their toes to the line on Wednesday night past to compete in the inaugural Ardglass Festival 5k and 10k road races. In the 50th anniversary...

Newcastle AC – Bob Graham Round Report

You just sneaked in, you jammy sods! They did it…. some people would say “just!”, with a combination of perfect weather and a fantastic support crew, they had it nearly as easy as Stevie, Mark and Dominic 2 years previously! One...

Confusion Looms as Lynch, Troeng and Carson Take Top Spots For Newcastle at Rathfriland...

Race Report by The Head Chef Newcastle and District AC members turned out in great numbers to participate in the annual Rathfriland 10k and 5k races. In total 13 members put their toes to the line with all taking part...

International Veterans Gallop Around Aintree

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...

Christmas Cracker Medals

Check out our 2019 Castlewellan Christmas Cracker Medals! Do you know someone who would love one of these? Tell them to get registered ASAP as the remaining entries are going very quickly! The 2019 Castlewellan Christmas Cracker Pairs Race will take...

Frank runs through the Wall in Berlin

By Marathon Man After trips to the expo the fearsome foursome of Murtagh, Troeng, Cunningham and Higgins travelled to the Hasenheide Parkrun on Saturday morning all recording times under 25 minutes- and the slowest 5k times of the weekend. After last...
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