GR8 Dundrum

It was all change at the head of the field on Saturday when in the absence of Brendan Teer, three times winner, the Dundrum Gr8 Race had its 5th outing. Over 700 runners of all abilities took to the roads, walkways, beach and boardwalks around the village and the Murlough Nature reserve to take on what is undoubtedly a unique event but which in spite of its scenic beauty is a deceptively difficult proposition. Continue reading

XC League – The Bobby Rea Memorial UUJ

The next fixture in the XC League, the Bobby Rea Memorial, takes place this coming Saturday at the University of Ulster, Jordanstown.

The Senior/Masters Men’s race is 8 km in distance and the provisional start time is 3:10 p.m.

The Senior/Masters Women’s race is 5 km in distance and the provisional start time is 2:40 p.m.

(full schedule of races attached)

If you are interested in running please let the following people know ASAP:

  • Ladies Captain => Tracey McDowell (PM Facebook or email:
  • Men’s Captain => Paul Burns (email or
  • Any coach to put your name forward.


East Down fielded 5 teams in Saturday’s Relay Championships and in spite of several cry offs and the non-availability of several of their top runners, all the teams performed creditably well, one in the Senior Open, two in the Master’s and two in the Ladies masters categories. Neil McCartan, Brendan Teer, Paul Burns and Michael Cultra made up the quartet in the Men’s Open race which was a hotly contested event. Continue reading

X – Country season

X-country season is upon us, the seniors start with the

  1. Comber cup on 11 October then
  2. Masters Open on 18 October and
  3. NI & Ulster Even Age Group XC Championships including Bobby Rea XC on 25 October (also inclusive of junior races).

For more information see EDAC website Fixtures | X-Country

If EDAC can get enough numbers to participate we will arrange transport to the races.
Contact details:

  • Ladies Captain => Tracey McDowell (PM Facebook or
  • Men’s Captain => Paul Burns (email or
  • Any coach to put your name forward.

DCSA Awards Night


On Tuesday last week many of the young people who carry out invaluable voluntary work in their sports clubs gathered in Downpatrick Golf Club for the annual awards night organised by Down Clubmark Sports Association. Volunteers, who effectively are the Continue reading