Murlough Athletics Club was founded in April 2008 by Carol McMenamin and Paul Madden in the Northern Irish village of Dundrum, County Down. The club was founded with the intention of providing a means for like minded people to get together and run in some of the best surroundings Northern Ireland has to offer.
As Dundrum's population has grown in recent years the club has also provided a platform for people new to the area to meet and socialise while at the same time enjoying the benefits of running together twice a week.
The club has attracted members of all ages and abilities including some very good experienced runners and some runners who are completely new to the sport. Some early members were unable to run 100 metres when they first joined but are now running 10k races on a regular basis.