Tuesday, August 4, 2020

North Down News – 2/8/20

Race two of the Championchip Series followed up the successful previous event at Down Royal Racecourse with another opportunity for ‘on the run’ puns, this time at the former prison site now better known as the Eikon Exhibition Centre,...

Athletes in the Running at Down Royal Races

After several months of virtual racing and imaginary opposition, competitive running returned to something resembling the normal format on Saturday, albeit with social distancing and staggered starts on Down Royal Racecourse. At a venue which normally subscribes to the notion...

Crawfordsburn 5k Trail Race

It has been decided to cancel the Crawfordsburn 5k due to be held on the 5th of August. Restrictions are unlikely to be sufficiently lifted, and whilst we considered ideas such as rolling starts,...

North Down News

2019 Virtual Mile (photos from 2019) In the continuing absence of mass participation athletics, North Down men’s captain, Steven Donegan, launched the most recent round of the club virtual race series with instructions to find a flat and fast route and...

Castle Park Carve Up For 20th Smith Shield

There may be a long road ahead before a return to mass participation running, but despite events up and down the country being postponed or cancelled, the 2020 edition of the Smith Shield Handicap provided North Down members with...

My Running Profile – Pat O’Driscoll from North Down Athletic Club

Running Profile by Pat O'Driscoll Name Pat O’Driscoll Place of birth Belfast Age Category M70 PB’s 1 mile - 6:17 (Stormont 2000) 3 miles - 18:45 (Horner Races 1995) 5K - 20:19 (Guinness Brewery 1998) 4 miles - 26:11 (Shankill 1992) 5 miles - 31:54 (Swift Screw 1995) 9K...

National Vests and Personal Bests for North Down Athletes

UK Athletics Inter Counties XC – Loughborough Hosted on the rolling hills of Prestwold, a 1000 hectare Leicestershire estate featuring its very own airfield, the British Athletics cross country meet gathered a quality field on Saturday, with North Down represented by...

North Down Juniors Master the Mud of Mallusk

Ulster Schools Cross Country In fairly pleasant overhead conditions the rescheduled Ulster Schools cross country gathered the cream of local talent to the Mallusk playing fields on Wednesday, with the recent rain making for heavy going on many parts of...

North Down Ladies Claim Championship Gold

NI & Ulster Cross Country Championships On a course best described as brutally honest, the cross country season reached its finale on Saturday afternoon as the University of Ulster Coleraine played host to hundreds of local athletes, with double league...

North Down Weekly Roundup – 17/2/2020

Armagh Road Races On the back of Storm Ciara and prior to the arrival of Storm Dennis, the good people of Armagh AC will have been delighted to have benefitted from a short break in the inclement conditions for the...
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PHYSIO

Meet The Physio – Sinead Boyle

By Karla Borland, from her blog www.whatkarladid.com Sinead is a physiotherapist based in Ireland. We started rowing together at Bann Rowing Club around 16 years...

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