Neal Killen Shield 2017

The Neal Killen Shield, formerly Victoria Shield is, along with a liking for baked treats, one of our young club’s longest held traditions. There is an element of predictability with…

Neal Killen

We were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our Orangegrove AC club mate and dear friend Neal Killen. The club’s committee and members wish to extend their sympathies…

Castlewellan Christmas Cracker 2016

Photo by Colm Mcmullan

The Newcastle Athletics Club Annual Castlewellan Christmas Cracker Pairs Race took place on Tuesday with usual race colours abandoned in favour of much more varied and colourful fancy dress. The…

31st Greencastle 5 mile Road Race

Photo by Cormac McAleer Photography

Over one thousand participants (917 runners and nearly 200 walkers) turned out on Boxing Day for the 31st Greencastle Road Race in County Tyrone. Attention was focussed on Olympian Paul…

BARF Turkey Trot Mountain Race

The BARF (Belfast Association of Rock Climbers & Fell Runners, not anything to do with overindulgence before or overexertion during the race!) Turkey Trot race is a 5.7 mile event,…

Seeley Cup 10K

This was the final round of the Novosco 10K Series and therefore the last chance to move up the ranking list and make some money. When the dust had settled,…

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…