News

NI & Ulster Outdoor Track & Field Championships 2016

29 April 2016

Given the very congested fixture list in the earlier part of this year’s outdoor season it has unfortunately become necessary to change the arrangements for our Championships.

 

These will be reduced from three days to two as follows:

Day 1  

Saturday 11th June        

Age Groups Under 14, 15, 16 & 17        

Mary Peters Track

Day 2  

Sunday 19th June          

Seniors plus Under 18, 19 & 20             

Mary Peters Track

 

This year’s international calendar has European Championships in early July and the Olympic Games in mid August. The knock on effect of this means that both the UK and Irish Senior Championships are a month earlier than usual (25th & 26th June) with other traditional events being pushed earlier in the season.  Therefore given the other important fixtures occurring in June the original dates and configuration of age groups were not viable both from an Athletes and a staffing and officials point of view.

Athletics Northern Ireland and Ulster Athletics sincerely apologise for the undoubted inconvenience this will cause but believe that this rearrangement is the best option to deliver successful Championships.