Weekend round up – 28th February

Members of Orangegrove AC were scattered far and wide this weekend, both at home in Northern Ireland and further afield. Pride of place must go to two of our ‘catch…

Ben Dearg 10K

There is an old saying that it is an ‘ill wind that blows no good’. Well, there was an ill wind and it certainly didn’t blow any good for anyone…

Armagh International Road Races

Thomas Leitch (412) - Photo by John T Glover

Twenty Orangegrove athletes gathered after dark in the Cathedral City in the Orchard County for the Armagh International Road Races, the fifth round of our internal club championship. This is…

NI & Ulster Senior XC Championships – Lurgan

The Northern Ireland and Ulster Senior Cross Country Championships were held at Lurgan Park on St Valentine’s Day, 2015, where conditions were benign. However, despite the date there was little…

Drum Manor 10k

5 OAC vests were on show at a snowy Drum Manor 10k, Cookstown. Top notch refreshments courtesy of Sperrin Harriers compensated for the challenging course and wintry conditions. Michael O’Donoghue…

Race over the Glens

Brian Todd (222) & Ian Grant (251) - Photo by John T Glover

It was misty and drizzly, but surprisingly warm, at Glenariff Forest Park for the 2015 New Year’s Day, Race over the Glens, the third round of the O.A.C. Club Championship.…

Titanic 5k/10k

2015 got off to a good start at the inaugural Titanic 5k and 10k events. Joe Craney performed well coming 4th in the 5k event, Julie McKimm was the 3rd…

North West XC

Sharon McFarland (250) and Linda Craig (149) negotiate the Gransha mud.

OAC have had a good turnout for cross country events this year, and some of the newer recruits have really taken to the world of mud and spikes. This event…

Comber Cup XC

L-R: Brian Todd, Graeme McNabb, John Craig, Stephen Orr, Thomas Leitch and Michael O’Donoghue.

The event held at Billy Neill Playing Fields near Comber was incorporated into the Athletics NI XC League this year and was the first of 9 events in the series.…

Belfast Half Marathon

L-R: Paul Edgar, Brian Todd, Sile Brennan, Jill Holland, John Craig and Joe Craney.

This was the second Belfast Half Marathon in recent years with a completely different course from the inaugural event, going from the Kings Hall in South Belfast all the way…