Hill and Dale Series 2016:
This month (April 2016) will see the return of the annual Hill & Dales Series, hosted by County Down based club and newly crowned NI & Ulster Senior XC Champions, Newcastle AC.
Seen by many as a gradual introduction to Mountain Running, the popular Series takes competitors to the gentle slopes of Castlewellan and Tollymore prior to the challenge of the tougher climbs and open mountain. Last year, record numbers took part in the Series, many for the first time – so much so, that registrations for the Series are ONLY available online HERE.
Please Note: There will be NO on the night entries. All races (except the Slieve Donard race) will start at 7.30pm SHARP. All fee’s will be payable on the night of each race.
The 2016 Hill & Dale Series calendar looks like this:
Race 1 on Thursday 14th April 2016 – Castlewellan (5 miles – 900ft ascent)
Race 2 on Thursday 21st April 2016 – Tollymore (5 miles – 1,050ft ascent)
Race 3 on Thursday 28th April 2016 – Slieve Martin (4.25 miles – 1740ft ascent)
Race 4 on Thursday 5th May 2016 – Slieve Binian ‘to the top’ (2 miles – 2,000ft ascent)
Race 5 on Thursday 12th May 2016 – Rocky (4.25 miles – 1,600ft ascent)
Race 6 on Thursday 19th May 2016 – Loughshannagh (5 miles – 1,700ft ascent)
Race 7 on Saturday 28th May 2016 – Slieve Donard (5.5 miles – 2,796ft ascent)
Race 8 on Thursday 2nd June 2016 – Millstone (4 miles – 1,500ft ascent)
Race 9 on Thursday 9th June 2016 – Hen & Cock (3.5 miles – 1,600ft ascent)
Race 10 on Thursday 16th June 2016 – Meels (3.5 miles – 1,800ft ascent)
Race 11 on Thursday 24th June 2016 – Drinahlly (3 miles – 1,080ft ascent)
Further information, including specific information on each race can be found on the Newcastle AC website HERE.