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Club Runs w/c 19/10/20

What a week we had with seven out on Wednesday evening, 18 Bun Runners on Thursday morning, 23 on the Saturday Club run, 12 on the Sunday Club Run plus the Zwifters on Tuesday and Thursday nights - absolutely fantastic!!!!!

 

Activities for this week:-

 

Tuesday 20th October:- 7.00pm PCC Zwift

  • Andy Hughes has the details up on Facebook if you want to participate.

 

Wednesday 21st October, Davy Gamble’s Knight Riders:-

  • Meet:- 6.30pm Old Pork Market, West Street
  • Route:- three times up Kilvergan last week and apparently four this week!!!!
  • Distance:- 25-30 miles
  • Elevation:- not much!
  • Lights essential, front & back (working!)

 

 

Thursday 22nd October, Bun Run:-

  • Meet:- 9.30am Old Pork Market, West Street
  • Route:- decided on morning
  • Distance:- 35-40 miles

 

Thursday 22nd October:- 7.00pm PCC Zwift

 

Saturday 24th October, Club Run:-

  • Meet:- 9.00am Old Pork Market, West Street
  • Route:- West St-Moy Rd-Moy-Benburb-Caledon-Tynan-Keady-Armagh-Loughgall-West Street
  • Distance:- 55.45 miles
  • Elevation:- 2,734 feet
  • Stop:- Keady
  • Map:- https://www.strava.com/routes/2752935311242874254

 

Sunday 25th October, Club Run:-

  • Meet:- 8.30am Old Pork Market, West Street
  • Route:- West Street-Lurgan-Warringstown-Dromore-Ballynahinch Rd-Hillsborough-Culcavy-Upper Ballinderry-Lower Ballinderry-Aghalee-Aghagallon-Annesborough-Kinnego Embankment-Charlestown Rd-Seagoe-Bridge St-High St-West Street
  • Distance:- 49.13 miles
  • Elevation:- 2,171 feet
  • Stop:- Hillsborough or Upper Ballinderry
  • Map:- https://www.strava.com/routes/2752989685360568366

 

COVID-19 Restrictions:-

  • Maximum group size - 12 people
  • Social distancing - 1m minimum
  • ABSOLUTELY NO SPITTING!!
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Club Runs w/c 12/10/20

Activities this week:-

 

Tuesday 13th October:- 7.00pm PCC Zwift

  • Andy Hughes has the details up on Facebook if you want to participate.

 

Wednesday 14th October, Davy Gamble’s Knight Riders:-

  • Meet:- 6.30pm Old Pork Market, West Street
  • Route:- normally a loop taking in Kilvergan Hill (x 2)- Eastway-Francis Street-Sloan Street-Brownlow & Roundabouts. It does vary sometimes depending on mood of participants!
  • Distance:- 25-30 miles
  • Elevation:- not much!
  • Lights essential, front & back (working!)

 

 

Thursday 15th October, Bun Run:-

  • Meet:- 9.30am Old Pork Market, West Street
  • Route:- decided on morning
  • Distance:- 35-40 miles

 

Thursday 15th October:- 7.00pm PCC Zwift

 

Saturday 17th October, Club Run:-

  • Meet:- 9.00am Old Pork Market, West Street
  • Route:- West St-Dungannon Rd-Birches-Peatlands-Tamnamore-Killyman-Killyman Rd-Dungannon-Donaghmore-Pomeroy-Tanderagee Rd-Newmills-Stewartstown-Maghery-Greenisland Rd-Farlough Rd-Garvaghy Rd-High St-West Street
  • Distance:- 52.67 miles
  • Elevation:- 2,546 feet
  • Stop:- Yes – To be decided on day
  • Map:- https://www.strava.com/routes/2750048161135016940

 

Sunday 18th October, Club Run:-

  • Meet:- 8.30am Old Pork Market, West Street
  • Route:- West Street-Gilford Rd-Gilford-Scarva-Loughbrickland-Poyntzpass-Tannyoky-Markethill-Coolmillish Rd-Tassagh-Armagh-Hamiltonsbawn-Marlacoo-Markethill Rd-Mahon Rd-Armagh Rd-Mandeville St-West Street
  • Distance:- 50.30 miles
  • Elevation:- 3,175 feet
  • Stop:- Tassagh (Basil Shiels Bar)
  • Map:- https://www.strava.com/routes/2750383890334373070

 

 

COVID-19 Restrictions:-

  • Maximum group size - 12 people
  • Social distancing - 1m minimum
  • ABSOLUTELY NO SPITTING!!
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Club Runs w/c 5/10/20

Another great turnout on Saturday with 17 participants but rain stopped play on Sunday!

 

Unfortunately, we didn’t get the numbers for Circuit Training and consequently we won’t be running it this year. However, the Tuesday and Thursday evening Zwift sessions are proving popular as is Davy Gamble’s Knight Riders run on Wednesday evenings.

 

Activities this week:-

 

Tuesday 6th October:- 7.00pm PCC Zwift

  • Andy Hughes has the details up on Facebook if you want to participate.

 

Wednesday 7th October, Davy Gamble’s Knight Riders:-

  • Meet:- 6.30pm PRFC
  • Route:- normally a loop taking in Kilvergan Hill (x 2)- Eastway-Francis Street-Sloan Street-Brownlow & Roundabouts. It does vary sometimes depending on mood of participants!
  • Distance:- 25-30 miles
  • Elevation:- not much!
  • Lights essential, front & back (working!)

 

 

Thursday 8th October, Bun Run:-

  • Meet:- 9.30am PRFC
  • Route:- decided on morning
  • Distance:- 35-40 miles

 

Thursday 8th October:- 7.00pm PCC Zwift

 

 

Saturday 10th October, Club Run:-

  • Meet:- 9.00am PRFC
  • Route:- PRFC-Meadow Lane-Tandragee-Scarva-Loughbrickland-Rathfriland-Kilcoo-Castlewellan-Katesbridge-Banbridge-Gilford-PRFC
  • Distance:- 57 miles
  • Elevation:- 3,190 feet
  • Stop:- Castlewellan
  • Map:- https://www.strava.com/routes/2747785200061664224

 

 

Sunday 11th October, Club Run:-

 

 

COVID-19 Restrictions:-

  • Maximum group size - 12 people
  • Social distancing - 1m minimum
  • ABSOLUTELY NO SPITTING!!
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Club Runs w/c 28/9/20

The Tuesday & Thursday evening runs have now finished but do not despair, the Wednesday evening winter runs will start this week!!!

 

We are also running circuit training again in Skye Fitness on a Monday evening commencing 5th October at 8.00pm (currently restricted to 10 people) and Andy Hughes will be running weekly Zwift sessions on a Tuesday & Thursday evening – more details on that to follow.

 

Wednesday 30th September, Davy Gamble’s Knight Riders:-

  • Meet:- 6.30pm PRFC
  • Route:- normally a loop taking in Kilvergan Hill (x 2)- Eastway-Francis Street-Sloan Street-Brownlow & Roundabouts. It does vary sometimes depending on mood of participants!
  • Distance:- 25-30 miles
  • Elevation:- not much!
  • Lights essential, front & back (working!)
  • Map of Typical Route:https://www.strava.com/routes/2744500924024130048

 

Thursday 1st October, Bun Run:-

  • Meet:- 9.30am PRFC
  • Route:- decided on morning
  • Distance:- 35-40 miles

 

Saturday 3rd October, Club Run:-

  • Meet:- 9.00am PRFC
  • Route:- PRFC-Mahon Rd-Markethill Rd-Hamiltonsbawn-Armagh-Caledon-Aughnacloy-Carnteel-Greystone-Granville-Dungannon-Killyman-Tamnamore-Annaghmore-Scotch Street-Garvaghy Rd-PRFC
  • Distance:- 59 miles
  • Elevation:- 2,800 feet
  • Stop:- Aughnacloy
  • Map:- https://www.strava.com/routes/2744495668800054066

 

 

Sunday 4th October, Club Run:-

  • Meet:- 8.30am PRFC
  • Route:- PRFC-Gilford-Banbridge-Ballymoney Hill-Dromore-Ballynahich Rd-Annahilt-Hillsborough-Ballygowan Rd-Lurgan-Lough Rd-Kinnegoe Embankment-Fishermans-Charlestown Rd-Seagoe-PRFC
  • Distance:- 56 miles
  • Elevation:- 3,000 feet
  • Stop:- Hillsborough
  • Map:- https://www.strava.com/routes/2744498225019258888

 

COVID-19 Restrictions:-

  • Maximum group size - 12 people
  • Social distancing - 1m minimum
  • ABSOLUTELY NO SPITTING!!
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Club Runs w/c 21/9/20

Hello everyone

 

This week will see the last of the Tuesday & Thursday evening runs until next year. Winter training program is yet to be finalised but should start in October.

Tuesday 22nd September, Club Run:-

 

Thursday 24th September, Bun Run:-

  • Meet:- 9.30am PRFC
  • Route:- decided on morning
  • Distance:- 35-40 miles

 

Thursday 24th September, Club Run

 

Saturday 26th September, Club Run

  • Meet:- 9.00am PRFC
  • Route:- PRFC-Garvaghy Rd-Drumcree Rd-Greenisland Rd-Maghery-Stewartstown-Coalisland-Bush-Killyman-Moy-Benburb-Battleford Rd-Armagh-Loughgall-PRFC
  • Distance:- 53 miles
  • Elevation:- 2,500 feet
  • Stop:- Moy (Ryandale) or Benburb (Filling Station)
  • Map:- https://www.strava.com/routes/23696732

 

Sunday 27th September – Club Run

  • Meet:- 8.30am PRFC
  • Route:- PRFC-Lurgan-Moira-Lisburn-Pond Park Rd-Glenavy-Aghalee-Aghagallon-Annesborough-Kinnego Embankment-Charlestown Rd-Seagoe-PRFC
  • Distance:- 47 miles
  • Elevation:- 2,010 feet
  • Map:- https://www.strava.com/routes/23575405
  • Stops:- Filling Station at top of Pond Park Road

 

COVID-19 Restrictions:-

  • Maximum group size - 15 people
  • Social distancing - 1m minimum
  • ABSOLUTELY NO SPITTING!!
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Club Runs w/c 7/9/20

Less than two weeks to go until ‘Chairman’s Challenge – The South East 100’ on Saturday 19th September – it’s a gentle 100 miler taking in the County Down Coast from Dundrum to Newry. More details will be posted later this week.

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT EVENING RUNS NOW START AT 6.30PM

 

Routes for this week:-

 

Tuesday 8th September, Club Run:-

 

Thursday 10th September, Bun Run:-

  • Meet:- 9.30am PRFC
  • Route:- decided on morning
  • Distance:- 35-40 miles

 

Thursday 10th September, Club Run

  • Meet:6.30pm PRFC
  • Route:- PRFC-Gilford-Lawrencetown-Blue Rd-Scarva-Mullaghglass Rd-Clare-Drumnamether Rd-Ahory Crossroads-Markethill Rd-Mahon Rd-PRFC
  • Distance:- 26 miles
  • Elevation:- 1,700 feet
  • Map:https://www.strava.com/routes/2737975429195260710

 

Saturday 12th September, Club Run

  • Meet:- 9.00am PRFC
  • Route:- PRFC-Lurgan-Dromore-Ballynahinch Rd-Annahilt-Hillsborough-Culcavy-Ballinderry-Aghalee-Aghagallon-Annesborough-Kinnego Embankment-Charlestown Rd-Seagoe-PRFC
  • Distance:- 51.50 miles
  • Elevation:- 2,380 feet
  • Map:https://www.strava.com/routes/2737977227939679014
  • Stops:- Hillsborough

 

Sunday 13th September – Club Run

  • Meet:- 8.30am PRFC
  • Route:- PRFC-Loughgall Rd-Red Lion-Kilmore-Richhill-Hamiltonsbawn-Markethill-Mowhan-Whitecross-Camlough-Newry-Poyntzpass-Loughbrickland-Scarva-Gilford-PRFC
  • Distance:- 50.85 miles
  • Elevation:- 3,200 feet
  • Map:- https://www.strava.com/routes/2737980236887425836
  • Stops:- Camlough

 

COVID-19 Restrictions:-

  • Maximum group size - 15 people
  • Social distancing - 1m minimum
  • ABSOLUTELY NO SPITTING!!

 

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Club Runs w/c 31/8/20

Our last big run of the season will be ‘Chairman’s Challenge – The South East 100’ on Saturday 19th September – it’s the PCC version of the more famous and slightly faster North West 200!!! 

More details in due course but pencil it in!!

 

Routes for this week:-

 

Tuesday 1st September, Club Run:-

 

Thursday 3rd September, Bun Run:-

  • Meet:- 9.30am PRFC
  • Route:- decided on morning
  • Distance:- 35-40 miles

 

Thursday 3rd September, Club Run

 

Saturday 5th September, Club Run

  • Meet:- 9.00am PRFC
  • Route:- PRFC-Mahon Rd-Markethill Rd-Gosford-Markethill-Mowhan Rd-Whitecross-Camlough-Newry-Rathfriland-Loughbrickland-Scarva-Gilford-PRFC
  • Distance:- 56 miles
  • Elevation:- 3,300 feet
  • Map:https://www.strava.com/routes/2735186982737673050
  • Stops:- Newry

 

Sunday 6th September – Club Run

  • Meet:- 8.30am PRFC
  • Route:- PRFC-Garvaghy Rd-Drumcree Rd-Greenisland Rd-Maghery-Stewartstown-Coalisland-Bush-Killyman-Moy-Benburb-Battleford Rd-Armagh-Loughgall-PRFC
  • Distance:- 53 miles
  • Elevation:- 2,500 feet
  • Map:- https://www.strava.com/routes/23696732
  • Stops:- Moy.

 

COVID-19 Restrictions:-

  • Maximum group size - 15 people
  • Social distancing - 1m minimum
  • ABSOLUTELY NO SPITTING!!

 

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Club Runs w/c 17/8/20

  • PCC ROUTES W/C 17th AUGUST

    Hello everyone, we’ve a big week coming up with our Mourne Challenge this Saturday so Tuesday’s & Thursday’s routes are pan flat!

     

    Tuesday 18th August, Club Run:-

     

    Thursday 20th August, Bun Run:-

    • Meet:- 9.30am PRFC
    • Route:- decided on morning
    • Distance:- 35-40 miles

     

    Thursday 20th August, Club Run

    • Meet:7.00pm PRFC
    • Route:- PRFC-Garvaghy Rd-Drumcree Rd-Farlough Rd-Birches-Peatlands-Tamnamore-Bovean Rd-left at Tee junction onto Derrygally Rd-Tullyroan Rd-Ardress-Scotch Street-Garvaghy Rd-PRFC
    • Distance:- 27.20 miles
    • Elevation:- 918 feet
    • Map:https://www.strava.com/routes/2730088614560158914

     

    Saturday 22nd August, PCC MOURNE CHALLENGE

     

    Three Routes to choose from (Route Two & Three are effectively the same – Spelga Climb is by-passed on Route Three).

     

    Portadown Golf Club is our venue for this one where we’ll be unveiling our new Club Gazebo and having a post-run bash (Food & Drinks).

    Please let us know before close of play on Tuesday if you’d like food afterwards so that we can advise chef. Menu choices (all £8.50):-

    • Burger & chips
    • Fish & Chips
    • Curry
    • Vegetarian option

     

    Full Fat (Route 1):-

    • Meet:- 8.30am Portadown Golf Club
    • Route:- PGC-Gilford-Loughbrickland-Rathfriland-Hilltown-THE YELLOW ROAD-Rostrevor-SANTA’S COTTAGE CLIMB-SPELGA-Silent Valley-Head Road-Newcastle-Castlewellan-Katesbridge-Banbridge-Lawrencetown-Gilford-
    • Distance:- 87 Miles
    • Elevation:- 6,500 feet
    • Major Climbs:- 3nr
    • Map:https://www.strava.com/routes/2723132584913792120

     

     

    Semi-skimmed (Route 2):-

    • Meet:- 8.30am Portadown Golf Club (will leave approx. 10 minutes after front group)
    • Route:- PGC-Gilford-Loughbrickland-Rathfriland-Hilltown- SPELGA-Bryansford-Castlewellan-Katesbridge-Banbridge-Lawrencetown-Gilford-
    • Distance:- 60 Miles
    • Elevation:- 4,200 feet
    • Major Climbs:- 1nr
    • Map:https://www.strava.com/routes/2723865165950005794

     

     

    Skimmed (Route 3):-

    • Meet:- 8.30am Portadown Golf Club (will leave approx. 20 minutes after front group)
    • Route:- PGC-Gilford-Loughbrickland-Rathfriland-Castlewellan-Katesbridge-Banbridge-Lawrencetown-Gilford-
    • Distance:- 50 Miles
    • Elevation:- 3,200 feet
    • Major Climbs:- 0

    Map:https://www.strava.com/routes/2728663387810202444

     

     

     

    Sunday 23rd August

    • Meet:- 8.30am PRFC
    • Route:- PRFC-Seagoe-Kilvergan-Oxford Island-Annesborough-Castor Bay Rd-Aghagallon-Glenavy-Lisburn Rd-Culcavy-Hillsborough-Ballygowan Rd-Gamblestown-Warringstown-Bleary PRFC
    • Distance:- 50.35 miles
    • Elevation:- 2,300 feet
    • Map:https://www.strava.com/routes/23148090
    • Stops:- Hillsborough

     

    COVID-19 Restrictions:-

    • Maximum group size - 10 people
    • Social distancing - 1m minimum
    • ABSOLUTELY NO SPITTING!!
    TTING!!

 

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