Tuesday, August 4, 2020

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...

North Down Weekly Roundup – 4/11/19

Minnowburn 10k Conditions could hardly have been better for the opening round of the Run Forest Run series, a collection of 5k and 10k events scheduled throughout the winter, in a variety of forest parks that certainly live up to...

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...

North Down Weekly Roundup – 14/10/19

Chicago Marathon Nearly 45,000 competitors toed the line in Grant Park on Sunday morning for the 42nd edition of the Chicago marathon, amongst them a trio of intrepid North Down athletes. Set on a one lap, anti clockwise tour of...

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 Weekly Roundup

Awards Recognition for North Down Coaches Paul Kirkpatrick with some of his athletes There can be no greater honour for a coach than to be nominated for an award by the athletes they train, and the parents of those athletes who...

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 Report

Race Over The Glens Glenariff Forest Park was again the host for the thinking man, and woman’s, choice for an ideal start to the new running year, with approximately six miles of trail, 700 feet of climbing and a lone...

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 Weekly Roundup – 3/2/2020

On Sat 1st & Sun 2nd February, almost 30 of the club’s junior athletes made the trip to the impressive National Indoor Arena in Dublin to compete in the NI & Ulster Indoor Age Group Championship. As ever, there was...
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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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