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The Malcolm Cup fixture in Ballyclare on Saturday afternoon saw East Down Ladies take centre stage yet again, as, with only one man standing, thus rendering team points out of the question, it was an opportunity for Paul Burns to test his recent good form against his peers in the Master’s race. And he was more than happy to claim 9th place overall and 2nd Over 40, in a race won in fine style by the experienced Annadale Strider Paul Carroll (16.33.)

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This started out as a bit of banter when discussing the forthcoming Seeley Cup strategies which might result in running a pb or PB  (Personal Best)for the10K distance, and it was put forward that the above headline would look good if it was achieved. And so it does and Well Done – Personal Best for Paul Burns. I got to thinking that we have become obsessed with acronyms, perhaps because of the growth of texting etc. We have LoLs, BOGOFs, BYOBs,

I’m not sure whether it’s a matter of laziness or thrift in not waning to over use letters but it has become an overly used idiom, whether in sport with  MOTD, SPOTY,. Medicine BSE, CJD, MS, PD, OPCD, SAD, ADHD, COPD   Music AC/DC , ELO, JLS, U2,UB40 and eating places KFC , McDs

When I was younger we only ever had PTO and PS with the occasional RSVP.

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Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon discount code

**Club Entry Discount- For a limited time only!**

To celebrate the support of Running Clubs to the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon we are giving an exclusive discount code to all Club members.

Enter the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon 2017 between Friday 25th November – Monday 28th November using discount code ‘ANICLUB’ to receive 5% discount off your entry!

Discount will only be available during these days so don’t miss out! Enter now using the link below!

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If you need any further information please do not hesitate to contact the Marathon team at

This Week’s News



Vastly different conditions prevailed in Cookstown on Saturday for the Mighty Oaks Cross Country League fixture than had been present a year ago, but as if to prove they’re not just fair weather runners only three from East Down turned out in the Men’s Open race as last year, and in a further outbreak of deja vu, Newcastle’s Seamus Lynch won the race comfortably for the second year in a row. The three performed well though were probably treating it as a warm up for next Saturday’s Joe Seeley Cup 10K in Belfast’s Ormeau Park .  Paul Burns indicated his well being with a fine 12th place and first Over 40  followed by Dee Murray in 34th and Gavin Hinds in 66th place. However unfortunately as it takes 4 to make a team we didn’t score, just like last year.

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Belfast City Marathon Christmas Quiz



As a thank you to all of your Club members for continued support with the Belfast City Marathon we would like to invite you to our Christmas Quiz to raise funds for our Official Charity Mencap!

A team consists of a table of 10, however we can mix tables if you have smaller sized teams or if your club members would like to come as in individuals.

There will be a prize for best festive outfit so come along in your Christmas Jumpers and help us to raise some money for Mencap!

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