Friday, October 23, 2020

Big Dogs of The Backyard

from NI Ultra Running Association. This weekend past saw the annual Big Dog’s Backyard Ultra, this year the event was held in 19 countries. Fifteen athletes who had previously raced in an Atlas Running LOS event were selected by the organisers...

Maze Long Kesh Event Postponed – Championchip Ireland

We were informed this morning that due to the C19 restrictions that are now in place, that the event on Saturday 24th at Maze Long Kesh must be postponed to another date.  It has taken 6 years to get...

NI Record for McGlynn at World Half Marathon

Letterkenny AC’s Ann Marie McGlynn continued her amazing form of late, breaking another NI record at this weekend’s World Half Marathon Championships in Poland. McGlynn took full advantage of the decent weather conditions to finish in 42nd place in a time...

2020 Backyard Ultra Championship Underway

UK Team Members : Gareth King, Ian Hillsden, Johnny Breen & Colleen Thompson. The 2020 Big Dogs Backyard Ultra Championship is underway. The object sounds simple, run a 4.167 mile loop every hour on the hour until one runner is...

Mourne Skyline MTR 2020: Event Cancelled – Official Statement

Last night, we made the tough decision to CANCEL our Mourne Skyline MTR 2020, just 3 days out from race day. This was as a result of circumstances beyond our control. Our official statement has been emailed to all race participants...

Cross Country Update from Athletics NI

Cross Country Update Due to the tightening of restrictions and the unavailability of the venue, we have had to postpone both the Bobby Rea XC and Even Age Group XC Championships. The provisional revised date will be 29th November, but...

Flying Furlongs for Bangor Bolters

The Championchip Series returned to its Covid era roots on Saturday, with another visit to the service roads surrounding Down Royal racecourse, and a tried and tested formula which facilitated another safe and enjoyable day of racing. No fewer than sixteen...

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...

Blended Learning LiRF Courses Now Available

From Athletics NI. Athletics Northern Ireland is pleased to announce that the booking system for the new look Blended Learning Leader in Running Fitness course is now open. We would like to thank everyone at UKA and Welsh Athletics who...

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...
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