Thursday, November 21, 2019

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...

Newcastle AC success at the TJ McElmeel XC Cup

The first cross country race of the season kicked off in Palace Demesne in Armagh City, for the 2nd ever TJ McElmeel XC Cup. After a heavy night of rain, it provided perfect true and testing conditions. The McVeigh...

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...

Mourne 2 Day – 40th Anniversary Year, Newcastle AC News

(Stevie Rice, Donna Daly, Sam McNeilly and Nigel McKinney 2019 Score) By the Terminator  The Mourne 2 Day, or Mourne Mountain Marathon is the only 2 day mountain marathon in Ireland. The event comprises of 2 long days in the hills,...

McBurney’s 21st…Newcastle AC New

(Brian McBurney and Sarah Graham) Saturday 7th September dawned bright and dry and as I looked from the bedroom window of our accommodation, on the outskirts of Fortwilliam, I could clearly see the upper slopes of Ben Nevis. Standing at...

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...

Lovely Day for a Dander

Race Report by Hill Runner Saturday 31st August, saw the last race of the NIMRA series take place in Rostrevor.  Not the usual Fallows race this time, but another new addition to the series this year, Dan Whites Dander. Starting...

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...

Newcastle AC at the Strangford Festival 5k and 10k

Race Report by The Head Chef Four Newcastle and District AC athletes (and an in form MAC lady) took the picturesque drive through the Lecale countryside to the village Strangford for their now annual 5k and 10k races as part...

7 Heaven for Stephens and Hanna

(Mark Stephens) Saturday 10th August saw the annual 7x7’s fell race take place, and with weather conditions poor all week runners were on standby for a last minute cancellation on Saturday morning, alas it was not to be and the...
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PHYSIO

High Hamstring Tendinopathy… a persistent pain in the Butt

Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy (PHT) PHT is a painful overuse injury affecting the hamstring tendons where they attach to the ‘sit bone’ of the pelvis. You...

Running Safely at Night

The importance of a Cool-Down