Acorns AC ‘Mighty Oaks’ XC

Saturday saw the Acorns AC annual cross country, held at the Mid Ulster Sports Arena in Cookstown. The event is part of the ongoing Athletics NI XC League 2016/17 and…

Run in the Dark

Photo by Bradley Quinn / Run in the Dark

The Run in the Dark is an initiative of the Mark Pollock Trust and plays a vital role in funding The Mark Pollock Trust’s mission to find a cure for…

Decathlon 10K

Reportedly there were over a 1,000 entrants for this FREE event. Yes, free and aided by a fabulous OAC Marshalling crew, whose efforts in the cold non-sheltered Holywood Exchange area was…

82nd McConnell Shield

Photo by NiRunning

With the new skippers Jill and Stephen providing clear instructions and targets from the outset of the XC season and with a bun-filled cosy gazebo on offer, who could turn…

Run Forest Run Minnowburn 5 & 10K

Both the 5K and 10K races started and finished on the fantastic state-of-the art Mary Peters Track, home of Northern Ireland Athletics on Saturday. The route covers, track, forest trail,…

Dublin Marathon

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On Sunday 30th October, a record 19,500 runners took to the streets of Dublin to compete in the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon. Of this vast number, 11 wore the orange…

Comber Cup XC

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As our most local XC event and the second race in the ANI XC league, we were hopeful for a big turnout from OAC, and we weren’t disappointed. Our minis…

Garmin Mourne Skyline Mountain Trail Race

Photo by Jayne Bell / NIMRA

The Garmin Mourne Skyline Mountain Trail Race is not for the faint-hearted. It consists of 35k of running in the Mourne Mountains to include over 3370m of accumulative height gain.…

Bobby Rea XC – Kilbroney

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Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness and all that. When the crimson leaves begin to fall and the turf becomes a little softer underfoot it can only mean one thing…

Palma de Mallorca Marathon – 10K

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The PMM offered a choice of marathon, half marathon and 10K. The OAC contingent wisely chose the latter as Sharon McFarland explained: The numbers of the Palma Marathon de Mallorca…