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15 December 2017

Rescheduling of Mighty Oaks

The Mighty Oaks Cross Country races which were postponed owing to the poor weather will now take place on Saturday 13th January 2018.  All other details including timetable and race categories will remain as previously published.  All entries previously received will be carried forward to the new date and online entries have reopened for others wishing to enter.
Rescheduling of Mighty Oaks
15 December 2017

Athletics NI XC League Heads for Maiden City

The Athletics NI XC League continues this coming weekend with City of Derry AC’s annual North West XC (Saturday 16th December 2017).  The Gransha Grounds venue in the Maiden City played host to the British & Irish Masters International XC last month and proved to be a popular course, as it has done in the past also.
Athletics NI XC League Heads for Maiden City
14 December 2017

Athletics NI saddened at passing of Joe Sheridan

It is with great sadness that we have learnt that Joe Sheridan, a life member and former Chairman of Athletics Northern Ireland, has passed away in hospital this morning (Thursday 14th December).  Joe had been ill for some time. 
Athletics NI saddened at passing of Joe Sheridan
13 December 2017

Athletics NI host Endurance Squad at Ulster University

The NI & Ulster Endurance Squad came together for their second squad of the season on Sunday 10th December in Jordanstown.
Athletics NI host Endurance Squad at Ulster University
12 December 2017

Deadlines for athletes to register interest for selection to NI and Ulster Teams Teams

There are two key deadlines approaching for athletes to register their interest for selection to Northern Ireland and Ulster Teams in forthcoming endurance events.
Deadlines for athletes to register interest for selection to NI and Ulster Teams Teams
11 December 2017

NI Stars Represent Ireland at Euro XC Championships

A battling fifth place finish for the Senior Men’s team was Ireland’s highlight of the European Cross Country Championships in Slovakia this weekend (Sunday 10th December 2017).  This was backed up by strong performances by the Senior Ladies team and also the Junior athletes involved in the squad.
NI Stars Represent Ireland at Euro XC Championships
08 December 2017

Northern Ireland Athletes Set For European XC Championships and locals Set For Mighty Oaks.

Five athletes from Northern Ireland will represent Ireland at this weekend’s European Cross Country Championships in Slovakia (Sunday 10th December 2017).  
Northern Ireland Athletes Set For European XC Championships and locals Set For Mighty Oaks.
04 December 2017

Johnston Carrol and Bickerstaff win at Malcolm Cup XC

Neil Johnston (Springwell Running Club) and Paul Carroll (Annadale Striders) retained their titles, while in-form Laura Bickerstaff (Dromore AC) took top honours in the ladies race as athletes turned out in force for the Malcolm Cup XC 2017 (Saturday 2nd December 2017).
Johnston Carrol and Bickerstaff win at Malcolm Cup XC
30 November 2017

Paul Pollock leads the way at AAI National Senior XC Championships

Olympian Paul Pollock ran out victorious in senior men’s race as local athletes impressed at this weekend’s AAI National Senior & Juvenile Cross Country Championships in Abbotstown (Sunday 26th November 2017).
Paul Pollock leads the way at AAI National Senior XC Championships
29 November 2017

Athletics NI Hosts Successful Throws Squad Launch

The first of the 2017-18 Athletics NI Event Group Throws Squads took place on Sunday 19th November at Ulster University’s Jordanstown Campus. The Squad Day was attended by 24 athletes, many accompanied by their coaches. 
Athletics NI Hosts Successful Throws Squad Launch
28 November 2017

Local stars named in Ireland Euro XC Championships Team

Irish Life AAI National Senior XC Champion Paul Pollock (Annadale Striders / Andy Hodbell) is one of five Northern Ireland based athletes who have been named in the Ireland team for the upcoming European XC Championships in Slovakia in two weeks (Sunday 10th December 2017).
Local stars named in Ireland Euro XC Championships Team
27 November 2017

Scott Rankin and Emma Mitchell Crowned NI and Ulster 10K Road Champions

Scott Rankin (Foyle Valley AC) and Emma Mitchell (QUB AC) were crowned Northern Ireland & Ulster 10k (Road) Champions as a capacity field of 1,000 runners took on Willowfield Temperance Harriers’ Seeley Cup 10k road race in Belfast (Saturday 25th November 2017).
Scott Rankin and Emma Mitchell Crowned NI and Ulster 10K Road Champions
24 November 2017

Champions Return for Seeley Cup 10K Road Race

A capacity crowd of 1,000 competitors will descend on Ormeau Park in Belfast for this weekend’s Seeley Cup 10k road race, which incorporates the Northern Ireland & Ulster 10k (Road) Championships (Saturday 25th November 2017).
Champions Return for Seeley Cup 10K Road Race
21 November 2017

Jim Patteron Strikes Gold as NI Claim Impressive Medal Haul

World M70 Masters Mountain Running Champion Jim Patterson (Newcastle AC) struck gold as Northern Ireland secured a plethora of individual and team medals at the British & Irish Masters XC International XC in Derry / Londonderry on Saturday 18th November 2017. Locally based athletes who represented Ireland also impressed, with Paddy Hamilton (Slieve Gullion Runners) and Declan Reed (City of Derry AC) claiming podium places.
Jim Patteron Strikes Gold as NI Claim Impressive Medal Haul
20 November 2017

Breege Connolly Betters AAI Euro Championships Marathon Standard in Spain

Northern Ireland and Ireland international, Breege Connolly (City of Derry AC), has bettered the Athletics Ireland European Championships marathon standard with a 2:37:26 finish at Valencia Marathon yesterday (Sunday 19th November 2017).
Breege Connolly Betters AAI Euro Championships Marathon Standard in Spain
19 November 2017

Event Group Jumps Squad Launched for 2017

Following an extremely successful Event Group Sprints & Hurdles and Throws Squads on 19th November, Athletics NI are excited to announce the Event Group Jumps Squad on 2nd December.
Event Group Jumps Squad Launched for 2017
17 November 2017

Local Masters set for British and Irish XC International

The eyes of the British & Irish masters running associations and their many followers will be on Northern Ireland’s maiden city, Derry/Londonderry this coming weekend.
Local Masters set for British and Irish XC International
15 November 2017

Ulster University Coleraine to Host Physical Preparation Workshop

Athletics NI Staff and Coaches are hosting a ‘Physical Preparation for Endurance’ at the Sports Centre at Ulster University, Coleraine on 6th December 2017.
Ulster University Coleraine to Host Physical Preparation Workshop
13 November 2017

Eskander Turki and Edel Monaghan Collect Top Prizes at Novice XC Championships

Eskander Turki (Monaghan Town Runners) and Edel Monaghan (Enniskillen RC) secured the top prizes in the NI & Ulster Novice XC Championships as hundreds of athletes, of all ages, battled their way through the mud at the impressive Finn Valley Complex in Stranorlar (Sunday 12th November 2017).
Eskander Turki and Edel Monaghan Collect Top Prizes at Novice XC Championships
10 November 2017

Athletics NI Launch New Athlete Development Pathway

Athletics NI is excited to announce the launch of our new Athlete Development Pathway. The Pathway maps out how we will support and develop athlete-coach pairs from the fundamentals to the podium.
Athletics NI Launch New Athlete Development Pathway
10 November 2017

Athletes Ready for NI and Ulster Age Group and Novice XC Showdown

The impressive Finn Valley Complex in Stranorlar (County Donegal) will play host to this weekend’s Northern Ireland & Ulster Uneven Age Group and Novice Cross Country Championships (Sunday 12th November 2017).
Athletes Ready for NI and Ulster Age Group and Novice XC Showdown
08 November 2017

Entries Open for Antrim International Cross Country

Entries are now open for the Antrim International Cross Country at Greenmount on 6th January 2018. This is the 41st Edition of the competition which has been held at various venues across Northern Ireland since it began at Mallusk in 1977. The event is in its 9th year at Greenmount. The meeting is one of the highlights of the World Cross Country calendar, forming part of the IAAF’s World Cross Country series.
Entries Open for Antrim International Cross Country
07 November 2017

Bookings now being taken for NI and Ulster Endurance Development Squad

Following the successful first instalment of the 2017/2018 NI & Ulster Endurance Squad in September, Athletics NI are pleased announce the second date for this year’s NI & Ulster Endurance Development Squad. The single day squad will take place on Sunday 10th December 2017 at Ulster University Jordanstown from 9.30am-5.00pm.
Bookings now being taken for NI and Ulster Endurance Development Squad
06 November 2017

Emma Mitchell Clocks New NI 10K Road Record

Emma Mitchell (QUB AC / Eamonn Christie) set another Northern Ireland record and Paul Pollock (Annadale Striders / Andrew Hobdell) returned to competitive action, as both claimed podium places at the prestigious Leeds Abbey Dash 10k in England this weekend (Sunday 5th November 2017).
Emma Mitchell Clocks New NI 10K Road Record
03 November 2017

Athletics NI Couch to 5k Workshop

These workshops aim to address the needs of local councils, clubs, coaches and other program facilitators regarding the successful organisation of a Couch to 5K programme. 
Athletics NI Couch to 5k Workshop
02 November 2017

New Sprints & Throws Opportunities for Athlete-Coach Pairs

Athletics NI are excited to announce dates for Event Group Sprints & Hurdles and Throws Squads. The squads deliver appropriate physical preparation sessions and provide development opportunities, networking and planning support for coaches.
New Sprints & Throws Opportunities for Athlete-Coach Pairs
02 November 2017

Athletics NI Athletes Honoured by Mary Peters Trust

In recognition of achievements in 2017, a number of junior track & field athletes have been awarded support from the Mary Peters Trust at an awards ceremony at the Girdwood Community Hub, Belfast.
Athletics NI Athletes Honoured by Mary Peters Trust
01 November 2017

NI and Ulster Athletes Excel at Irish Schools Multi Events Championships

A number of NI & Ulster Athletes excelled  at the recent Irish Schools Multi Event Championships held in Athlone. 
NI and Ulster Athletes Excel at Irish Schools Multi Events Championships
31 October 2017

Laura Graham Retains AAI National Marathon Title in Dublin

Mourne Runners athlete and winner of this year’s Belfast City Marathon, Laura Graham, again deservedly stole the headlines as she retained her Athletics Ireland National Marathon title at the Dublin Marathon (Sunday 29th October 2017).
Laura Graham Retains AAI National Marathon Title in Dublin
30 October 2017

Scott Rankin and Rebekah Nixon Win Senior Races at Bobby Rea XC

Kilbroney Park in Rostrevor provided the perfect setting for an excellent day of cross country action, which saw Scott Rankin (Foyle Valley AC) and Rebekah Nixon (Dromore AC) claim top honours in the Bobby Rea XC and junior athletes deliver some impressive performances in the NI & Ulster Even Age Group XC Championships.
Scott Rankin and Rebekah Nixon Win Senior Races at Bobby Rea XC
27 October 2017

NI & Ulster Age Groups and Bobby Rea Memorial Preview

This weekend sees the second round of the Athletics NI XC League, with the Bobby Rea Memorial XC Races taking place in Kilbroney Park, Rostrevor, as part of a programme of events which include the Northern Ireland & Ulster Even Age Group XC Championships (Saturday 28th October 2017).
NI & Ulster Age Groups and Bobby Rea Memorial Preview
25 October 2017

Athletics NI Open Academy set for Coleraine

Coach Development and Physical Preparation Lead, Laura Kerr, has released details of Athletics NI’s Open Academy to take place at Ulster University, Coleraine on 5th November.
Athletics NI Open Academy set for Coleraine
23 October 2017

2018 Commonwealth Games Nomination Announcement

Athletics Northern Ireland’s nominees for the 2018 Commonwealth Games team have been shortlisted.
02 October 2017

Fionnuala Ross Claims Scottish Half Marathon Gold with Podium Spot at Great Scottish Run

Scotland based Northern Ireland international Fionnuala Ross (Shettleston Harriers / Armagh AC) continued her recent good form with a Scottish National Half Marathon gold medal after securing 3rd place at the Great Scottish Run, which included the Scottish Athletics Half Marathon Championships (Sunday 1st October 2017).
Fionnuala Ross Claims Scottish Half Marathon Gold with Podium Spot at Great Scottish Run
27 September 2017

UK Members Council Elections

Nominations are invited for three roles on the UK Member’s Council (UKMC), the custodians of the long-term interests of athletics in the UK.
UK Members Council Elections
25 September 2017

Last Chance for NI & Ulster Athletics Clubs to enter Road Relay team event

25 September 2017

Kevin Seaward Records Commonwealth Games Standard in Berlin

Kevin Seaward Records Commonwealth Games Standard in Berlin
22 September 2017

Celtic Cross Country International 2018 Selection Policy Released

22 September 2017

Flahavans continues to inspire oat-letes of the future with Athletics NI

- Commonwealth Champ Aaron Sexton launches Junior Cross Country League
Flahavans continues to inspire oat-letes of the future with Athletics NI
21 September 2017

First NI & Ulster Endurance Squad gets underway

First NI & Ulster Endurance Squad gets underway
02 August 2017

NI & Ulster athletes named on Ireland team for Celtic Games 2017

NI & Ulster athletes named on Ireland team for Celtic Games 2017
31 July 2017

Mollie Courtney Claims England Championships Bronze

Mollie Courtney Claims England Championships Bronze
28 July 2017

More than 660,000 Tickets Sold for IAAF World Championships London 2017

28 July 2017

Manchester International Selection Announcement

27 July 2017

Marketing & Communication Manager (Full Time)

Marketing & Communication Manager (Full Time)
27 July 2017

Bookings now being taken for NI & Ulster Endurance Development Squad

Bookings now being taken for NI & Ulster Endurance Development Squad
27 July 2017

Most successful CYG for NI Athletics ever as medallists return home with Two Golds

Most successful CYG for NI Athletics ever as medallists return home with Two Golds
26 July 2017

Local Athletes Selected for Upcoming Major Event

Local Athletes Selected for Upcoming Major Event
26 July 2017

Jade Williams lands Bronze at the European Youth Olympic Festival

24 July 2017

Three Major Championships Gold Medals for NI & Ulster Athletes

Three Major Championships Gold Medals for NI & Ulster Athletes
20 July 2017

NI and Ulster Endurance Development Squad 2017 2018

NI and Ulster Endurance Development Squad 2017   2018
19 July 2017

Jason Smyth adds 200m gold to Para Athletics World Championships medal haul

18 July 2017

IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS LONDON 2017 TICKETS

18 July 2017

LOCAL ATHLETES DELIVER WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP GOLD MEDALS, NI RECORD AND COMMONWEALTH GAMES STANDARD

17 July 2017

NI Team Depart for Commonwealth Youth Games in Bahamas

NI Team Depart for Commonwealth Youth Games in Bahamas
14 July 2017

LOCAL STARS SET FOR EURO U-23 AND PARA WORLD ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS

LOCAL STARS SET FOR EURO U-23 AND PARA WORLD ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS
13 July 2017

CIARA MAGEEAN RECORDS CWG 800M STANDARD AT MORTON GAMES

CIARA MAGEEAN RECORDS CWG 800M STANDARD AT MORTON GAMES
10 July 2017

NI Team Break Northern Ireland 4 x 100m Relay Record at Anniversary Games

NI Team Break Northern Ireland 4 x 100m Relay Record at Anniversary Games
08 July 2017

Bedford England U17 U15 Championships Selections

 
03 July 2017

Records set and Commonwealth Games standards hit on a busy weekend

01 July 2017

IAU World 24-hour Championships The world is ready, are you

IAU World 24-hour Championships The world is ready, are you
30 June 2017

FOUR LOCAL ATHLETES NAMED IN IRELANDS EURO UNDER 23 CHAMPIONSHIPS SQUAD

FOUR LOCAL ATHLETES NAMED IN IRELANDS EURO UNDER 23 CHAMPIONSHIPS SQUAD
30 June 2017

Athletics Northern Ireland team Selected for the Mens 4 x 100m Relay Event at Anniversary Games

Athletics Northern Ireland team Selected for the Mens 4 x 100m Relay Event at Anniversary Games
29 June 2017

Reid Goes For Games Qualification Mark in British Trials

29 June 2017

Marrs, Courtney, Lecky & McMullen set to Impress at the Belfast International Athletics Meet!

Marrs, Courtney, Lecky & McMullen set to Impress at the Belfast International Athletics Meet!
28 June 2017

Sport Northern Ireland Awards 2017

26 June 2017

Multi Event Star Kate OConnor sets new NI U18 Record

25 June 2017

Foster Secures 2nd In European Team Cup in Finland

24 June 2017

Ten Athletes with Commonwealth Games Consideration Standard

23 June 2017

Foster Qualifies for European Team Final

23 June 2017

LOCAL ATHLETES SET FOR EUROPEAN TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS

LOCAL ATHLETES SET FOR EUROPEAN TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS
14 June 2017

NI U17 Team win Bronze at the Junior Inter County Fell Championship 2017

13 June 2017

Jack Agnew and Eve Walsh-Dann named in British Athletics World Para Athletics Jnr Champs Squad

Jack Agnew and Eve Walsh-Dann named in British Athletics World Para Athletics Jnr Champs Squad
12 June 2017

Athletics Ireland name European Athletics Team Championships Squad

Athletics Ireland name European Athletics Team Championships Squad
12 June 2017

Stephen Scullion Impresses Over 10 000m in America

Stephen Scullion Impresses Over 10 000m in America
10 June 2017

New NI records set at NI and Ulster Senior Track and Field Championships 2017

Hundreds of athletes descended on the home of athletics in Northern Ireland, the Mary Peters Track in Belfast, for the NI & Ulster Senior Track & Field Championships, which also incorporated the Under 18 and Under 20 age group Championships (Saturday 10th June 2017).
New NI records set at NI and Ulster Senior Track and Field Championships 2017
23 May 2017

London 2017 Announces BP as Latest Partner of the World Para Athletics Championships

London 2017 Announces BP as Latest Partner of the World Para Athletics Championships
23 May 2017

Athletics NI Job Opportunity - Every Body Active Athletics Coach Newry Mourne and Down

Athletics NI Job Opportunity - Every Body Active Athletics Coach Newry Mourne and Down
11 May 2017

Northern Ireland and Ulster Senior Mens Relay Team Opportunity

Northern Ireland and Ulster Senior Mens Relay Team Opportunity
10 May 2017

Selections for Commonwealth Youth Games Announced

Selections for Commonwealth Youth Games Announced
14 April 2017

Dempsey McGuigan Smashes Personal Best in America

10 April 2017

Youth Academy Athletes Depart for Portugal

06 April 2017

Athletics Northern Ireland appoints New Director of Coaching and Athlete Development

Athletics Northern Ireland appoints New Director of Coaching and Athlete Development
10 March 2017

ANI XC League comes to a close

09 March 2017

Job Opportunity - Everybody Active Athletics Coach Antrim and Newtownabbey

Job Opportunity - Everybody Active Athletics Coach Antrim and Newtownabbey
04 March 2017

Ciara Mageean forced to withdraw from 1500m Final at European Indoor Champs in Belgrade

03 March 2017

Ciara Mageean advances to Euro Indoors 1500m final

03 March 2017

Lurgan Park plays host to the 2017 NI and Ulster Senior XC Champs this weekend

Lurgan Park plays host to the 2017 NI and Ulster Senior XC Champs this weekend
02 March 2017

Athletics NI Job Opportunity - Marketing, Communication and Events Assistant

02 March 2017

NI trio set for European Athletics Indoor Championships

NI trio set for European Athletics Indoor Championships
28 February 2017

NI and Ulster Cross Country Competition Opportunities

27 February 2017

Mageean coming into form ahead of Euro Indoors

23 February 2017

Trevor Painter Coach to World and European Medallist Jenny Meadows to deliver seminar

17th March, 2017 Middle Distance Seminar Trevor Painter –Hilton Hotel, Templepatrick, Antrim (7-9.30pm)
Trevor Painter Coach to World and European Medallist Jenny Meadows to deliver seminar
22 February 2017

4 NI Athletes in Irish Team for Europeans in Belgrade

21 February 2017

TEAM LEADERS PRAISE WORLD PARA ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS ORGANISERS AFTER KEY LONDON VISI

Team leaders treated to an extensive tour of venues, hotels and facilities to be used during the Championships Organisers also presented key information at the World Para Athletics Sport Forum in Frankfurt World Para Athletics Championships to run from 14-23 July at the London Stadium at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
21 February 2017

Athletics NI Job Opportunity - Director of Coaching and Athlete Development

Athletics NI Job Opportunity - Director of Coaching and Athlete Development
20 February 2017

Athletics Northern Ireland is seeking to recruit a Performance Therapist

Athletics Northern Ireland is seeking to recruit a Performance Therapist to support their Youth Academy training camp in Portugal (10th-23rd April 2017.)  The information below serves as an invitation for practitioners who meet the criteria to submit their CV and a covering letter as an expression of interest to fulfil the role.
19 February 2017

Northern Athletes shine in all Ireland Indoor Championships

17 February 2017

Mageean and Reynolds Prepare for Europeans

17 February 2017

Athletics NI Job Opportunity - Officials and Volunteer Co-ordinator

Athletics NI Job Opportunity - Officials and Volunteer Co-ordinator
16 February 2017

NEW DEDICATED DIGITAL PLATFORMS UNVEILED FOR SUMMER OF WORLD ATHLETICS

16 February 2017

Double Olympian Wins Armagh International Road Race

15 February 2017

NI and Ulster Team for the 2017 Armagh International Road Race

13 February 2017

Great weekend performances in Australia, England and Athlone

07 February 2017

Athletics NI Chairman David Seaton wins the Paddy Patterson Award at Belfast Telegraph Sports Awards

Athletics NI Chairman David Seaton wins the Paddy Patterson Award at Belfast Telegraph Sports Awards
06 February 2017

Qualification standards achieved by Pollock Reynolds Kelly and Lecky

01 February 2017

Athletics NI announce Commonwealth Youth Games Nassau 2017 Nomination Policy

Athletics NI announce Commonwealth Youth Games Nassau 2017 Nomination Policy
30 January 2017

Multiple Medals for Northern Irish Athletes in Glasgow, Cardiff and Athlone

Multiple Medals for Northern Irish Athletes in Glasgow, Cardiff and Athlone
25 January 2017

Coaches, Clubs, Officials and Volunteers Celebrated at Annual Awards Evening

Lord Mayor of Belfast Alderman Brian Kingston and UK Athletics’ Chair Ed Warner were among the guests of honour at this year’s Athletics NI Annual Awards Evening. Other guests included Chair of the Mary Peters Trust Eilish Rutherford and local pioneering Olympian Maeve Kyle OBE.
Coaches, Clubs, Officials and Volunteers Celebrated at Annual Awards Evening
09 January 2017

Mageean and OFlaherty impress in Edinburgh

06 January 2017

Tom Crick to leave Athletics Northern Ireland

Director of Coaching and Athlete Development Tom Crick is to leave Athletics Northern Ireland for a new role in Qatar.