Saturday, October 19, 2019

Coaches Corner – Tempo Running

by Dave Lonnen Any running programme should be tailored towards the goals and targets of the athlete and the right balance of interval, tempo, steady and easy running is crucial if the athlete is to achieve optimum results.  Specificity and...

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...

Ready, Steady, Prosecco!

M. B. McGrady & Co Chartered Accountants is setting the pace this September with the launch of Co. Down’s first ‘Beer and Bubbles 5km’ run in a bid to raise money for its charity partner, Air Ambulance NI. Open to competitors...

Broughshane 5K and 10K Race Report

On Monday 5th August 395 runners competed in the annual Broughshane 5K & 10K road race.  The event was organised by the North West Mountain Rescue Team in conjunction with Broughshane & District Community Association and Ballymena Runners. Top honours...

Keep Er Lit News

Keep Er Lit had another busy weekend with plenty of personal bests achieved and podium finishes thrown in for good measure. First KEL made the short trip to Derrytresk for their 10k/5k races on Saturday morning. Some standout performances here...

Why Mindset Matters

“It’s very hard in the beginning to understand that the whole idea is not to beat the other runners. Eventually you learn that the competition is against the little voice inside you that wants you to quit” (Dr George...

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...

2019-2020 Cross Country Fixture List

from Athletics NI Date Event Name 2019 29th September TJ McElmeel Cup 19th October Comber Cross Country 9th November NI & Ulster Uneven Age Groups & Bobby Rea 23rd November Malcolm Cup 7th December Mighty Oaks 14th December North West XC 2020 12th January Mathieson Cup 8th February Stormont Cross Country 22nd February NI & Ulster Senior Cross Country **Please note the League fixtures...

Portrush 5 Mile Road Race 2019, Podium and Category

320 ran. Well done all. Photo courtesy Maureen Kane. This was a Charity Race and a new event on the ANI fixtures list, being run along the picturesque coastal roads of Portrush. All proceeds will be in aid of the Charity...
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PHYSIO

Running Safely at Night

The nights are getting darker, the days shorter and winter is unavoidably hurtling fast towards us. Summer is soon becoming a distant memory and...

The importance of a Cool-Down