Athletics Fixtures In Northern Ireland

World Athletics Northern Ireland International Cross Country

Billy Neill MBE Country Park

22 January 2022 » 22 January 2022

World Athletics Northern Ireland International Cross Country

World Athletics Northern Ireland International Cross Country

Date: Saturday 22nd January 2022

Location: Billy Neill MBE Country Park (341 Comber Road, Belfast, BT16 1BX)

Getting to the Venue







All Athletes age 11 years or over on 31st Dec 2021 must be registered from 1 April 2021.  No registration, no entry.

Teams must field no more than the permitted number.  Entries of more than one team in an age group must be marked as “A”, “B” etc in the club name i.e. “City of Lisburn A” etc.  Switches may be made between pre-entered athletes on the day (no new entries) For age groups up to U20, all members of a team must be in the same age group race. 

Please note Age Groups are set to keep in line with the UK Cross Challenge, false age entries will be disqualified.

Closing Dates

Closing date for paper entries: Friday 7th January 2022 at 5pm

Closing date for online entries: Tuesday 11th January 2022 at 5pm

Late Entries

These will be taken on the day. Charged at the following rates: 

  • Primary School Race - £5
  • Individual Entry - £10 (Age Groups Only)
  • Team Entry - £40 (Age Groups Only)
  • Individual Entry - £20 (Senior & Masters)

Anti Doping & Media:

All athletes and athlete support personnel are bound by UKA/IAAF Anti Doping Rules (which can be found on the UKA website   In particular, athletes should ensure that they register any use of prescribed medication containing prohibited substances prior to any use or (in emergency cases) immediately after use.   For further information please contact the UKA Anti Doping Department on 0121 713 8400.

By entering you acknowledge that drug testing will be in operation for relevant races at this event.   If entering athletes (who are under the age of 18 on the day of event) in U20 or senior open categories, you will be required to submit individual parental consent in case they are selected for testing.  It is not normal practice to target U18s for testing, but if their performance merits it, it would not be fair to test some athletes and not others. Consent form is available for sending upon request from Athletics NI or to download CLICK HERE

By entering you confirm you have made guardians of any children/vulnerable adult athletes aware that photography/film footage containing their image may be used by ANI and partners.  Media queries/special arrangements & exemption requests to be sent to

Further Information - SCORING

World Athletics Northern Ireland International Cross Country – General Entries

Age group entries and World Athletics Jr Women                  Run 6, Score 3

World Athletics Junior Men                                                         Run 8, Score 3

International/Guest Teams                                                         3 to score

Please Note: Age Groups are set to keep in line with the UK Cross Country Challenge 

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