Castlewellan Christmas Cracker

Three days after Christmas Day traditionally brings the Castlewellan Christmas Cracker, organised by Newcastle A.C., a Club which knows a thing or two about organising races over difficult terrain. This…

Greencastle 5 mile Road Race

Photo by Greencastle 5 mile

There are three Greencastles that I know of in Northern Ireland. There is one in North Belfast, one in Co. Down on the shores of Carlingford Lough and then there…

Weekend Report – December 20th

Christmas is coming and the goose is getting fat! That may well be the case, but Christmas is also synonymous with the City of Derry Spartans A.C. North-West Cross Country…

Mighty Oaks Cross Country

One big event for us at Orangegrove this weekend… the Mighty Oaks Cross Country extravaganza at Cookstown, courtesy of Acorns A.C. More enjoyable than usual this time because we are…

Weekend Report – December 6th

Photo by John T Glover

December is traditionally a busy month with a variety of festive events mixed in with the usual fare of cross country and road races… and that is exactly the way…

Malcolm Cup XC 2015

Photo by John T Glover

The main event on Saturday was the annual Annadale Striders’ Malcolm Cup cross country races at the Six Mile Water Park in Ballyclare, on a course roughly similar to the one…

Seeley Cup 2015

Photo by Edward Cooke

The Seeley Cup 10k race is generally regarded as one of the premier road races of the season, in fact the road racing season’s closing event, attracting some of the…

Weekend Report – November 22nd

Compared to some recent weekends this was a fairly slack one. Nevertheless, there was still a lot going on with the North Down A.C. Festival of Cross Country Relays on…

Weekend Report – November 15th

Yet another busy weekend on which to report. It started early for OAC, as early as Wednesday evening with the Run in the Dark. Saturday brought the Tollymore Forest Park…

Weekend Report – November 8th

This weekend, a rather dismal one weather wise, was dominated by the 81st McConnell Shield Cross Country race at the Sixmilewater Park in the heart of Ballyclare. However, some Orangegrovers…