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A Round Up Of Running Scene By The East Down AC

Report by Joe Quinn and Alison Carrol.  The big decision for runners last weekend was not so much what to wear but where to wear it. The dilemma was caused by the unfortunate clash of dates which saw the Gr8 Dundrum run pitched in direct conflict with the first round…

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East Down AC Reports On Runs For 24 September 2017

CASTLEWELLAN PARKRUN. It has taken a long time for the phenomenon that is parkrun to reach this part of Co Down but finally on Saturday it arrived in Castlewellan Forest Park, much to the credit of the group of volunteers who were involved in setting up the  arrangements, including choosing…

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East Down AC Enjoy Another Busy Week On The Run

HILL and DALE RACE 10 – THE MEELS After all the trials and tribulations endured by those of us who had to sit out most of this year’s H&D series, the end is finally in sight and only one more fixture to go, next Friday writes Joe Quinn. Unfortunately my…

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East Down AC Notes For 20 March 2017

LARNE HALF MARATHON The Larne Half Marathon on Saturday continued a heavy schedule of road races during the next 6 weeks and for those looking forward to marathons in London and Belfast, it was an opportunity to check out how the training is going, or not, as the case may…

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East Down AC Notes For 31 October 2016

DUBLIN MARATHON It was the weekend for putting the time back by one hour but trust the Dubliners to outdo the rest of us by putting the day back too writes Joe Quinn. For the first time ever the Dublin City Marathon was held on Sunday, bringing it into line with…

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East Down AC Reports On Killyleagh Half Marathon

THE FIRST KILLYLEAGH HALF MARATHON The day for the first ever Killyleagh Half Marathon and 3 person Relay arrived bright, sunny and warm writes Joe Quinn. Not ideal conditions from a runners point-of-view, but the slight breeze did help to keep the participants reasonably cool, but nonetheless grateful for the…

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East Down AC Notes For 8 August 2016

NO REASON TO GO TO RIO? Not to be outdone with the glamour of the 2016 Olympics in Rio, I too have been to two venues right here on our doorstep, in the past week, not normally mentioned when exotic hotspots are being discussed writes Joe Quinn. Copa Crossgar and…

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East Down AC Notes For 3 July 2016

LOUGHINISLAND 5.05 The last Wednesday night in June has been the date for the Loughinisland 5.05 miles race since it began in 2007 so it was no surprise to find it making its tenth appearance on Wednesday past writes Joe Quinn. And it was appropriate as the event began its…

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East Down AC Notes For 30 May 2016

BALLYCLARE MAY FAIR 10K RACE AND FUN RUN For an event only in its second year it is quite remarkable that this highly professionally organised race should already have attracted over 500 runners across both distances writes Joe Quinn. Happily too it coincided this year with the Slieve Donard race,…

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East Down AC Has Another Great Week On The Run

East Down Performances In The BELFAST MARATHON My apologies to any East Down runners I have missed out on in this report. It is very difficult to check results when the Club names are not shown but if you completed the 26.2 distance, Congratulations to you all.  You have my…

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East Down AC Notes For 12th April 2016

TITANIC 10K Last year’s winner, Glaslough’s Conor Duffy, had to settle for fourth place in Sunday’s Titanic Quarter 10K behind St Malachy’s Chicago-based Thomas Frazer, Clonliffe’s Gary Murray and City of Lisburn’s Chris Madden who took the podium places writes Joe Quinn.  Scott Rankin of Foyle Valley was the pre-race…

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East Down AC Notes for 1st April 2016

OMAGH HALF MARATHON Last year four East Down men made the trip to Omagh for the annual Half marathon but this year that number doubled to eight plus one in the 5K and the team was strengthened considerably by the addition of Niamh Kellett who has recovered quickly from the…

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East Down AC Calls For Entries To Jimmy’s Ten

There will be an exciting new look for the junior section of the Jimy’s Ten race this year writes Joe Quinn. “This year instead of organising a series of Junior races for children on the morning of the Jimmy’s Ten Road Race,  East Down AC has decided to put on…

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East Down AC Notes For 7 February 2016

ROLLERCOASTER RACES The big question on the organisers lips last Saturday morning was ‘Would the weather affect the numbers of schoolchildren who traditionally come to Downpatrick Racecourse every year for the Rollercoaster races’? writes Joe Quinn. Wind and rain were not only forecast but present from early morning and with…

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Joe Quinn Beckons Runners For The Jimmy’s Ten On Sunday 13 March

As the local runners look forward to another exciting, challenging and busy season, the ever-popular Jimmy’s Ten is literally about six weeks away writes Joe Quinn. This is one of the attractive runs outside the Belfast marathon through St Patrick’s  country. NEXT ON THE AGENDA The next event on the local…

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