With nothing happening on the local front at the weekend interest was centred on the British and Irish Masters International Cross Country Championships in Nottingham on Saturday and the National Inter Counties Cross Country Championships at Dundalk on Sunday, doubling as the official trails for Ireland’s teams at next month’s European Championships in Bulgaria. Continue reading
Aisling McCann – Year 13 – St. Patrick’s Grammar School, Downpatrick (daughter of Joe McCann, Newcastle AC) is hoping to fund raise for the charity Saphara (India).
GRIDDLE 10K AND FUN RUN
Sunday was, as usual a perfect day for the 6th running of the Griddle 10K and Fun Run which is now established as a serious test of endurance. Continue reading
Unfortunately Race 3 in Kilbroney on Sunday has had to be postponed as Newry and Mourne District Council have cancelled all events due to the condition of the park caused by the recent heavy rain.
A beautiful sunny Saturday morning in November last year was replaced this time by continuous rainfall for the 80th running of the McConnell Shield cross country race, the 4th fixture in the League competition. Despite the weather record numbers turned out and it could truly be said that the League has come to life with high quality runners in both races and competitive battles in every part of the field. Points are awarded based on the team’s 4 best placed runners but with bonus points on offer for up to 12 finishers, even the lowliest can make a difference.
East Down fielded a strong squad, turning out 12 runners for the first time this season as did Newcastle AC who lead the League and are running out of their skins at the moment.
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On the last Monday in October the Dublin Marathon has become a traditional outing for East Down runners, some first timers, some many timers and some old timers but heroes every one. Continue reading
The Bobby Rea Memorial Cross Country race on Satyrday was the 2nd round of this year’s Cross Country League and attracted almost 130 athletes as interest in cross country running grows. Held this year in the UUJ Campus the course was firm, flat and bathed in Continue reading