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St Stephen's Day - The Burren Townland Run

Newry AC fielded 5 runners on St Stephen's Day for the annual Burren Townland Run which is in aid of the Southern Area Hospice and PIPS Hope & Support. The run offered a 12 mile and 6 mile race on undulating country roads.

Esther Dickson (Centre) lifted 1st Female in the hilly Run for Raff 10k
Esther Dickson (Centre) lifted 1st Female in the hilly Run for Raff 10k

In the 12 mile race, Ciara Coffey lifted 1st female position in a time of 1:28:17 and a 16th overall placing. Rory Mulvaney finished in 6th position and a time of 1:21:02; Andrew Knapton finished in 7th position in 1:21:45 and Cathal McGreevy finished in 17th position with a time of 1:28:32.

In the 6 mile race, Jonny Gregg finished in 4th place with a time of 37:04.

Thursday 27th December- Run for Raff, Poyntzpass

Esther Dickson took part in the annual Run for Raff Charity Race in Poyntzpass on Thursday.

Running on a very hilly 10k course, Esther had a strong and comfortable performance striding over the finish line in a time of 39:05 to lift the 1st Female prize and 6th overall.

Ciara Coffey running strong to finish 1st Female in The Burren Townland 10 miler
Ciara Coffey running strong to finish 1st Female in The Burren Townland 10 miler

Saturday 29th December - Castlewellan Christmas Cracker Race

Newry AC were out in force to take part in the annual charity Christmas Cracker race organised by Newcastle AC.

An event that attracts runners from throughout the province covers an 8 mile course over the challenging trails and Slievenaslat within the beautiful Castlewellan Forest Park.

This race is done in pairs of which both must finish together for a placing. 677 competing pairs participated some in very impressive festive costumes. The Newry AC athletes all had great finishing places with special mention to Rory Mulvaney who finished in the top 20.

The paired teams results were:

19th  1:02:55

Conor Morgan NCR

Rory Mulvaney Newry AC

44th 1:06:11

Dale Mathers Mourne Runners

Lee Maginnus Newry AC

82nd 1:09:57

Ronan Mynes Newry AC

Newry AC athletes ready for action at the Castlewellan Christmas Cracker
Newry AC athletes ready for action at the Castlewellan Christmas Cracker

Noel Carr Newry AC

95th 1:10:53

Paul Le Blanc Newry AC

Cathal McGreevy Newry AC

117th 1:13:23

Gavin Crilly Newry AC

Andrew Knapton Newry AC

312th 1:27:48

Charles Burns Newry AC

David Burns Newry AC

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