Belfast City Marathon

Of course the big event this weekend, on Bank Holiday Monday, will be the Deep River Rock Belfast City Marathon and for a number of Orangegrove members who have braved…

Bank Holiday Weekend Report

Martin O’Brien at the Bishopscourt Duathlon

Before the business of the weekend, an omission to report from last weekend. In recent weeks a number of Orangegrove members have become interested in duathlon, combining their interest in…

NiRunning Mile

Photo by Gareth Heron at NiRunning

On a cold and blustery Friday evening at the Mary Peters’ Track a considerable number of Orangegrove’s speedier runners gathered to take part in the Active Financial and NiRunning mile…

Hill and Dale Race 3: Slieve Martin

Photo by Newcastle AC

The Newcastle A.C. Hill and Dale series continued on Thursday evening in dry sunny conditions in the southern Mournes. On this occasion the persecution began in Kilbroney Forest Park near…

Virgin Money London Marathon

Of course the big event this weekend is the Virgin Money London Marathon and for more than a dozen members of Orangegrove amongst the 37,000 overall, it will be the…

Weekend Report – April 26th

The week began early for some of Orangegrove’s speedier athletes; on Tuesday to be precise. Four members made their way to the track at Bangor Sportsplex for the  . In…

Hill and Dale Race 2: Tollymore

Thursday brought the second round of the Newcastle A.C. Hill and Dales series. This week’s race was at Tollymore and it comprised a nearly five mile jaunt around the beautiful…

Weekend Report – April 19th

For a number of us the weekend started very early; on Wednesday to be precise with the Bay Road 5k road race in Londonderry. For details see a separate report.…

Bay Road 5k

When we added this race to the calendar of O.A.C. Club Championship events last Autumn we were probably not thinking too clearly. Londonderry is a far away destination for a…

Connemarathon

MOD at the Connemarathon Ultra - Picture credit: Dónal Glackin

Michael O’Donoghue has been training for the 39.3 Connemara Ultra Marathon for months now. His dedication to the cause and his rigorous training regime of high mileage runs, sometimes several…