This Weeks News 17/7/17


A beautiful Summer evening brought runners in droves to Killough on Tuesday night for 5th running of The Shore 10K. “A stunning course” summed up the comments of the record 232 finishers who later enjoyed the tea and sandwiches in the local Community hall. All the proceeds this year were going to the Downpatrick Public Initiative Prevent Suicide (PIPS) group and they wish to thank the participants for their generous donations, aside from the entry fees. Continue reading

This Weeks News 10/7/17


The long trip to Greyabbey on Friday night proved worthwhile for Dee Murray when he completed the 2 lap course in 37.52 to take a deserved 3rd place. His son Mackenzie, ran well in the 5K Fun Run and recorded 20.23. Dee then staked a claim for the title of The Third Man when he filled a similar position in the Great Rossa 5K on Sunday in 18.11, a race in which Mackenzie came an excellent 14th overall in 21.16. Continue reading

This Week’s News 03/07/17


Last year I wrote, not entirely in jest, that consideration was being given to running the Loughinisland race the opposite way round next year, but returning via the Loughside road to cut out the climb through the village. So “next year” arrived on Wednesday and of

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This Week’s News – 19/06/17


After all the trials and tribulations endured by those of us who had to sit out most of this year’s H&D series, the end is finally in sight and only one more fixture to go, next Friday. Unfortunately my early resolve to take part in the requisite minimum 6  quickly dissipated, due to a combination of illness, injury, laziness, forgetfulness, meetings and running out of time. Any way no such afflictions hindered Neil Andrews and he posted his best placing of the year on when he romped home in 8th place overall on Thursday night. Next to finish was ever present Gavin Hynds in 43rd place. Then came our first lady, Niamh Kellett, whose 63rd place represented not only an excellent overall placing but was also good

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This Week’s News – 12/06/17


It seems like a long time ago since I heard of the involvement of 3 East Down AC runners in Craigavon Lakes 10 K , with James Savage leading the way  with a fine 7th place overall in 36.37, followed closely by Dee Murray 12th in 37.51. and Gareth Kelly 28th in 40.02. Good running all round but no PBs and just a pity that there were no team prizes on offer. But in fact it was only last Wednesday night – how time flies when there is a lot happening!

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This Week’s News – 05/06/17


Only 5 East Down runners took to the hills again on Thursday night for the Millstone race, Round 8 of the 2017 Series. Surprising as it attracted additional bonus points in the In – Club Competition which has been running since the Belfast marathon on 1 May. Details of the current scores next week. As is becoming habitual, Gavin Hynds was first EDAC man

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