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21 February 2019

NI and Ulster Championship Weekend

Rio Olympian Marathon runner Breege Connolly and UK Masters champion Mark McKinstry are firm favourites for this weekend's well supported NI & Ulster Senior Cross Country Championships at Lurgan Park on Saturday 23rd February 2019.

NI and Ulster Championship Weekend

19 February 2019

Four Selected for the European Indoor Championships

Four NI athletes have been selected to represent Ireland at the European Indoor Championships next month in Glasgow as part of a 16-strong team.

Four Selected for the European Indoor Championships

18 February 2019

Mageean Hits Euro Qualifying Time Again

After breaking the Irish 1500m record last week, Ciara Mageean (UCD/ Team New Balance), took on the 3000m at Irish Life Health Indoor Senior Championships in Athlone this weekend.

Mageean Hits Euro Qualifying Time Again

15 February 2019

Ciara Mageean Breaks 1500m Irish Record Ahead of AIT Games

Ciara Mageean (UCD/ Team New Balance) continued her recent record successes, this week when she broke the Irish 1,500m record once again, at the AIT Games in Athlone.

Ciara Mageean Breaks 1500m Irish Record Ahead of AIT Games

15 February 2019

Record Numbers break Minute Marks at Armagh International Road Races

A record 113 runners break the 15 minute mark in the Men’s 5k as 49 women go sub 10 minutes over 3k at the 29th edition of the Armagh International Road Races, on Thursday 14th February. Steph Twell (Aldershot & Farnham AC) clinched the victory in the Intersports Women’s 3k in 8.59, while Finland’s Topi Raitanen ran 13.43 to break the Brooks Men’s 5k course record.

Record Numbers break Minute Marks at Armagh International Road Races

14 February 2019

Athletes all set for Armagh International Road Races

The NI & Ulster team of 8 athletes will compete in the 29th edition of the Armagh International Road Races this evening, Thursday 14th February 2019.

Athletes all set for Armagh International Road Races

14 February 2019

Officials Kurtis Scott and John Glover Honoured at Recent Awards Ceremonies

Athletics NI are delighted to congratulate two of our extremely hard working officials, Kurtis Scott and John Glover, on their recent awards.

Officials Kurtis Scott and John Glover Honoured at Recent Awards Ceremonies

12 February 2019

Jarlath Falls and Sarah Grant Take Top Honours at the Stormont Cross Country

Jarlath Falls (Ballymena & Antrim AC) and Sarah Grant (North Down AC) took the top spots at the Stormont Cross Country on Saturday 9th February 2019. The NI Civil Service AC hosted event took place in the Stormont Estate and saw over 700 runners competing in the day’s events, undeterred by the ominous weather warnings for Storm Eric.

Jarlath Falls and Sarah Grant Take Top Honours at the Stormont Cross Country

11 February 2019

McGlynn Breaks NI Half Marathon Record in an Action Packed Weekend

Ann-Marie McGlynn (Letterkenny AC) broke the Northern Ireland Half Marathon record on Sunday 10th February at the Barcelona Half Marathon.

McGlynn Breaks NI Half Marathon Record in an Action Packed Weekend

08 February 2019

Flahavans Porridge fuels young runners over the finish-line of Cross Country League!

Over 300 local athletes, aged 9-11 years old, competed in the Flahavan’s Primary School final held at Billy Neil Centre of Excellence on 30th January 2019.

Flahavans Porridge fuels young runners over the finish-line of Cross Country League!

08 February 2019

The Cross Country League Continues with the Stormont Cross Country

This weekend will see the return of the penultimate race of the Athletics NI Cross Country League 2018/19, with the Stormont Cross Country taking place on Saturday 9th February 2019. The Cross Country event takes place across the grounds of the Stormont Estate and is hosted by the NI Civil Service Athletics Club.

The Cross Country League Continues with the Stormont Cross Country

06 February 2019

Athletics Northern Ireland Running Club Forum

Athletics Northern Ireland invites Adult Participation, Competitive and Recreational Running Clubs to come along to our latest Running Club Forum on Wednesday 27th February in the Les Jones Room at the Mary Peters Track from 6pm until 9pm.

Athletics Northern Ireland Running Club Forum

06 February 2019

Over 1,000 Children Attend Sports Hall Athletics Week

The Athletics NI coaching team are currently delivering a week of Sports Hall Athletics events, which are a SportNI Lottery Funded Everybody Active 2020 Initiative.

Over 1,000 Children Attend Sports Hall Athletics Week

05 February 2019

The Selection Policy for GB & NI Team at the World University Games is Now Available

The Selection Policy for the GB and NI team is now available for the World University Games in Napoli, Italy from 3rd- 14th July 2019.

The Selection Policy for GB & NI Team at the World University Games is Now Available

04 February 2019

European Qualification Mark for Sprinter Lauren Roy in Dublin

City of Lisburn AC’s Lauren Roy qualified for the European Indoor Championships in Glasgow next month after running a spectacular PB in the 60m sprint at the AAI Games on Saturday 2nd February.

European Qualification Mark for Sprinter Lauren Roy in Dublin

01 February 2019

The Northern Ireland & Ulster team for the UK Inter Counties has been Selected

Many congratulations to the following athletes who have been selected to represent Northern Ireland & Ulster at the UK Inter Counties XC to be hosted in grounds of Prestwold Hall, Loughborough on 9th March 2019.

The Northern Ireland & Ulster team for the UK Inter Counties has been Selected

29 January 2019

Youth Athletes from Northern Ireland Impress This Weekend

A plethora of Northern Ireland’s athletes showed their talent this weekend at events across Ireland and the UK, as they took on the Irish Life Health Junior & U23 Indoor Meet; the Combined Events International; the Welsh Athletics Senior Championships and the Scottish National Senior & U17 Indoor Championships.

Youth Athletes from Northern Ireland Impress This Weekend

28 January 2019

Ciara Mageean Breaks Irish Record at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix

Fresh from the Athletics NI Warm Weather Endurance Training Camp in Murcia, Team New Balance athlete Ciara Mageean had an impressive start to her year at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix in Boston, USA by breaking her own Irish Record.

Ciara Mageean Breaks Irish Record at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix

28 January 2019

Weekend Review NI & Ulster Intermediate and Masters XC 2019

Ciara Toner (Springwell Running Club), Mark McKinstry (North Belfast Harriers), Gemma McDonald (Ballycastle Runners AC) and Zak Hanna (Newcastle AC) all struck gold at Saturday’s NI & Ulster Intermediate and Masters Cross Country Championships.

Weekend Review NI & Ulster Intermediate and Masters XC 2019

25 January 2019

Weekend Preview 2019 NI & Ulster Intermediate & Masters XC Championships

The Barnett’s Demesne Trail & Jumps Park will host this weekend’s NI & Ulster Intermediate and Masters Cross Country Championships on Saturday 26th January 2019.

Weekend Preview 2019 NI & Ulster Intermediate & Masters XC Championships

21 January 2019

Birhanu Balew and Meskerem Mamo Stride to Victory at the IAAF NI International Cross Country

Birhanu Balew and Meskerem Mamo of Ethiopian took the top spots at the IAAF Northern Ireland International Cross Country on Saturday 19th January 2019 at the Billy Neill Centre of Excellence.

Birhanu Balew and Meskerem Mamo Stride to Victory at the IAAF NI International Cross Country

16 January 2019

Double European Champion McCormack to Race At IAAF Northern Ireland International Cross

Former double European Cross Country champion Fionnuala McCormack is the latest top name to be announced for this weekend's 42nd IAAF Northern Ireland International Cross Country at the Billy Neill Centre of Excellence in Dundonald.

Double European Champion McCormack to Race At IAAF Northern Ireland International Cross

15 January 2019

Meeting Records for Adams and Roy at University of Ulster Indoor Meet

The indoor season started with a bang with a good turnout of all ages and excellent performances in both sprints and hurdles on Saturday 12th January 2019 at the Indoor Sprints & Hurdles Meet at the University of Ulster, Jordanstown.

Meeting Records for Adams and Roy at University of Ulster Indoor Meet

11 January 2019

The XC League Continues with The Mathieson Cup & Shield

The Athletics NI Cross Country League continues on Sunday 13th January 2019 with The Mathieson Cup & Shield held at the City of Belfast Playing Fields in Mallusk.

The XC League Continues with The Mathieson Cup & Shield

11 January 2019

Kate Avery joins star line up at the IAAF Northern Ireland International Cross Country

Double European Cross Country silver Medallist Kate Avery has been added to the star line up for the IAAF Northern Ireland International Cross Country on 19th January 2019 at the Billy Neill Centre of Excellence, Dundonald.

Kate Avery joins star line up at the IAAF Northern Ireland International Cross Country

10 January 2019

Andrew Greer and Eve Walsh-Dann Selected for the 2019 British Athletics Academies

Congratulations to NI athletes, Andrew Greer (Torque Racing Club) and Eve Walsh-Dann (North Down AC), who have both been selected for the upcoming British Athletics Academies.

Andrew Greer and Eve Walsh-Dann Selected for the 2019 British Athletics Academies

09 January 2019

NI and Ulster Team Announced for the Armagh International Road Race

The Northern Ireland & Ulster team for the Armagh International Road Races has been announced.

NI and Ulster Team Announced for the Armagh International Road Race

07 January 2019

O'Connor Breaks Irish Pentathlon Record In First Competition After Commonwealth Games

Kate O’Connor (Dundalk AC / Kerr, McMullen, O’Connor, Reynolds) came back from injury with a bang at the weekend when she dominated the Senior Women’s Pentathlon and broke her own Irish Record for the third time in the space of a year at the England Athletics Indoor Combined Events Championships in Sheffield.

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02 January 2019

Cross Country Stars Gemma Steel and Emelia Gorecka for IAAF Northern Ireland International

GB International Cross Country stars Emelia Gorecka and former European Champion Gemma Steel are the latest major names to be announced for the IAAF Northern Ireland International Cross Country on 19th January 2019 at the Billy Neill Centre of Excellence, Dundonald. The event will play host to the Home Countries and the Celtic Games Cross Country Championships.

Cross Country Stars Gemma Steel and Emelia Gorecka for IAAF Northern Ireland International

28 December 2018

The 2019 Titanic Quarter 10k is launched

Now onto its 13th consecutive year, the flat, fast and hugely popular Titanic Quarter 10k (TQ10k) is back with a new date of 31st March for 2019.  

The 2019 Titanic Quarter 10k is launched

21 December 2018

IAAF Northern Ireland International Cross-Country Team Announcement

The Northern Ireland and Ulster Senior & Celtic Teams for the IAAF Northern Ireland International Cross Country have been announced.

IAAF Northern Ireland International Cross-Country Team Announcement

19 December 2018

NI AND ULSTER TEAM FOR ANGLO-CELTIC 100K HOME INTERNATIONAL

For the first time in many years a Northern Ireland & Ulster team will take part in the Anglo-Celtic 100K Home international on Sunday 24th March 2019 in Perth, Scotland.

NI AND ULSTER TEAM FOR ANGLO-CELTIC 100K HOME INTERNATIONAL

18 December 2018

Worlds Fastest Women over 10,000m to compete at the IAAF Northern Ireland International XC

Athletics NI is pleased to announce that Kenya's Pauline Kamulu, who is this year’s fastest 10,000m female runner in the World, will compete at the IAAF Northern Ireland International Cross Country on the 19th January 2019.  

Worlds Fastest Women over 10,000m to compete at the IAAF Northern Ireland International XC

17 December 2018

Athletes Battle the Conditions at a Cross Country-packed Saturday

Local athletes competed against the elements this weekend at the North West XC and the Irish Life Health All Ireland Uneven Age Groups & Novice XC on Saturday 15th December 2018.

Athletes Battle the Conditions at a Cross Country-packed Saturday

14 December 2018

Local Athletes take on the All-Ireland Uneven Age Groups and the North West XC

NI & Ulster Junior athletes will be travelling to Navan Racecourse on Saturday 15th December to compete at the Irish Life Health AAI National Uneven Age Group Cross Country Championships. While Senior athletes will be looking towards the North West XC in the next part of the XC League.

Local Athletes take on the All-Ireland Uneven Age Groups and the North West XC

12 December 2018

Event Group Sprints Squad - Day 2 to take place on Saturday 5th January 2019

Time: 1.30-3.30pm Venue: Indoor Track, Jordanstown

Event Group Sprints Squad - Day 2 to take place on Saturday 5th January 2019

10 December 2018

Ryan Forsyth Leads Irish Team Home at Euro XC Champs

Northern Irish athletes competed as part of the Irish Team at the European Cross Country Championships in Tilburg, on Sunday 9th December 2018.

Ryan Forsyth Leads Irish Team Home at Euro XC Champs

10 December 2018

Anglo Celtic Plate 100km Home International 2019

An opportunity has arisen for athletes to be selected for the 2019 Anglo Celtic Plate 100km Home International on 24th March 2019.

Anglo Celtic Plate 100km Home International 2019

10 December 2018

Aaron McGrady and Katie Moore take the lead at the Mighty Oaks XC

Aaron McGrady (East Down AC) and Katie Moore (North Down AC) secured the top positions at the latest round of the Athletics NI Cross Country League 2018/2019 at the Mighty Oaks XC (Saturday 8th December 2018).

Aaron McGrady and Katie Moore take the lead at the Mighty Oaks XC

07 December 2018

Mageean Leads a Record 9 NI Athletes for European XC & Local Athletes prepare for the Mighty Oaks XC

A record 9 athletes from Northern Ireland will be racing in the 39 strong Irish team this weekend in the 25th Spar European Cross Country Championships in Tilburg, Netherlands on Sunday 9th December. This highly popular event will see over 600 competitors from 38 countries.

Mageean Leads a Record 9 NI Athletes for European XC & Local Athletes prepare for the Mighty Oaks XC

07 December 2018

Athletics NI seek to recruit a Performance Therapist for April Training Camp in Portugal

Athletics Northern Ireland is seeking to recruit a Performance Therapist to support their Youth Academy training camp in Portugal (12th-25th April 2019.)  

Athletics NI seek to recruit a Performance Therapist for April Training Camp in Portugal

05 December 2018

British Athletics National Classification Clinic Dates 2019

Are you an athlete with a Visual or Physical Impairment? If you are competing and want to be classified by British Athletics please see dates of upcoming classification clinics.  When you are classified your competition results will appear on the UK Disability Rankings (Power of 10) and you can compete in UK Athletics competitions including Parallel Success Events/ Competitions.

British Athletics National Classification Clinic Dates 2019

04 December 2018

Paul Tanui set to compete at the IAAF Northern Ireland International Cross Country in January.

Rio Olympics 10,000 metres silver medallist Paul Tanui will race in the Northern Ireland's 42nd International Cross Country at Comber on 19th January 2019. The event is an IAAF permitted race and is one of the longest running in the world.

Paul Tanui set to compete at the IAAF Northern Ireland International Cross Country in January.

04 December 2018

Expression of Interest Now Open for the UK Intercounties Cross Country

The Expression of Interest for the UK Intercounties Cross Country is now open for the 2019 Team Selection.

Expression of Interest Now Open for the UK Intercounties Cross Country

04 December 2018

Athletics NI Edges Ahead with Win at Sport NI Awards

Kurtis Scott was named Young Technical Official of the Year. He started his officiating career back in 2011 after completing the UK Assistant Officials qualification. Through building his experience at competition, Kurtis subsequently gained the Level 2 Field official qualification in 2013, and in 2017 he became the youngest person in Northern Ireland to achieve the Level 4 qualification.

Athletics NI Edges Ahead with Win at Sport NI Awards

03 December 2018

Nakita Burke and Ben Branagh take the lead at the 2018 Podium 4 Sport Seeley Cup 10k

Nakita Burke (Letterkenny AC) and Ben Branagh (St Malachys AC) took the top positions at what was a highly competitive Podium 4 Sport Seeley Cup 10k, on Saturday 1st December 2018. The pair led a capacity field of 1,000 runners in the Willowfield Temperance Harriers annual race, which, in damp conditions, proved to be a fast-paced race with a number of runners collecting personal best times over the 10k distance.

Nakita Burke and Ben Branagh take the lead at the 2018 Podium 4 Sport Seeley Cup 10k

30 November 2018

Weekend Preview - Willowfield Harriers to welcome capacity field at prestigious Seeley Cup 10k

In-form duo Mark McKinstry (North Belfast Harriers) and Ann-Marie McGlynn (Letterkenny AC) will lead a capacity field of over 1,000 competitors at the annual Podium 4 Sport Seeley 10k road race (Saturday 1st December 2018).

Weekend Preview - Willowfield Harriers to welcome capacity field at prestigious Seeley Cup 10k

29 November 2018

Every Body Active Athletics Coach Newry, Mourne & Down Maternity Cover - 2 days a week

Athletics Northern Ireland is looking to recruit an Every Body Active Athletics Coach to deliver athletics sessions in the Newry, Mourne & Down Council areas.

Every Body Active Athletics Coach Newry, Mourne & Down Maternity Cover - 2 days a week

27 November 2018

Nine local athletes named in Irelands Euro XC team

Nine local athletes have been named in a 39 strong Ireland team for the upcoming European Cross Country Championships in Tilburg, Netherlands on Sunday 9th December 2018.

Nine local athletes named in Irelands Euro XC team

26 November 2018

Athletics NI partner with Kingsbridge Private Hospital

Athletics Northern Ireland is pleased to have developed a partnership with Kingsbridge Private Hospital and through this relationship, seek to deliver an unrivaled level of private healthcare to all Athletics NI Registered members throughout Northern Ireland.  

Athletics NI partner with Kingsbridge Private Hospital

26 November 2018

Weekend Round-Up - Ciara Mageean secures AAI National Senior XC gold in Abbotstown

Portaferry starlet Ciara Mageean (UCD AC / Steve Vernon) picked up her first AAI National Senior XC gold medal as Northern Ireland ladies dominated the Abbotstown podium (Sunday 25th November 2018).

Weekend Round-Up - Ciara Mageean secures AAI National Senior XC gold in Abbotstown

23 November 2018

Weekend Preview - All eyes on Irish Life AAI National Cross Country Championships

An abundance of local talent will be in action at this weekend’s Irish Life Health AAI National Senior, Junior and Juvenile Even Age Group Cross Country Championships in Abbottstown, County Dublin (Sunday 25th November 2018).

Weekend Preview - All eyes on Irish Life AAI National Cross Country Championships

19 November 2018

Mark McKinstry and Teresa Doherty strike gold at British & Irish Masters International XC

North Belfast Harriers’ Mark McKinstry (Northern Ireland) and Finn Valley AC’s Teresa Doherty (Ireland) were the star performers as local athletes impressed at the 31st annual British & Irish Masters International XC in Swansea (Saturday 17th November 2018).

Mark McKinstry and Teresa Doherty strike gold at British & Irish Masters International XC

13 November 2018

Athletics Northern Ireland Seeks to appoint a Treasurer

The Treasurer will play a key role in ensuring the financial health and management of the organisation. The post holder will be required to have an aptitude for finance and relevant supporting qualifications and experience, particularly within Athletics.

Athletics Northern Ireland Seeks to appoint a Treasurer

12 November 2018

Eoin Hughes and Niamh Kelly complete Letterkenny AC double in Scotstown

Letterkenny AC celebrated a double success as Eoin Hughes and Niamh Kelly were crowned Northern Ireland & Ulster Novice XC Champions in Scotstown this weekend (Sunday 11th November 2018).

Eoin Hughes and Niamh Kelly complete Letterkenny AC double in Scotstown

09 November 2018

NI & Ulster Novice and Uneven Age Group XC set for Scotstown

Over 1,000 athletes will descend on Scotstown in County Monaghan for this weekend’s Northern Ireland and Ulster Novice and Uneven Age Group Cross Country Championships (Sunday 11th November 2018).

NI & Ulster Novice and Uneven Age Group XC set for Scotstown

05 November 2018

Weekend Round-Up Combined Events athletes collect team medals in Scotland

Six local athletes picked up team medals whilst representing Ireland at the Schools International Combined Events Championships in Scotland this weekend (Saturday 3rd November 2018).

Weekend Round-Up Combined Events athletes collect team medals in Scotland

31 October 2018

Event Group Sprints & Hurdles Squad for Athlete-Coach Pairs - Day 1 to take place on Sunday 9th

Date: Sunday 9th December 2018 Time: 1.30-5pm Venue: Indoor Track, Jordanstown

Event Group Sprints & Hurdles Squad for Athlete-Coach Pairs - Day 1 to take place on Sunday 9th

29 October 2018

NI & Ulster athlete Catriona Jennings claims AAI National Marathon medal

Donegal lady Catriona Jennings (Letterkenny AC / Teresa McDaid) secured a silver medal as hundreds of local athletes took on the SSE Airtricity Dublin City Marathon (Sunday 28th October 2018).

NI & Ulster athlete Catriona Jennings claims AAI National Marathon medal

29 October 2018

Bradley & Sweeney win Bobby Rea XC titles as Junior stars contest Age Group medals

Conor Bradley (City of Derry AC) and Sinead Sweeney (QUB AC) secured the top prizes as hundreds of athletes descended on CAFRE Greenmount Campus in Antrim for the Bobby Rea XC Races this weekend (Saturday 27th October 2018).

Bradley & Sweeney win Bobby Rea XC titles as Junior stars contest Age Group medals

26 October 2018

THOMAS FRAZER AND CATRIONA JENNINGS TARGET NATIONAL MARATHON GLORY

Thomas Frazer (St Malachy's AC) and Catriona Jennings (Letterkenny AC) will head the local charge for honours at this weekend's SSE Airtricity Dublin City Marathon (Sunday 28th October 2018).

THOMAS FRAZER AND CATRIONA JENNINGS TARGET NATIONAL MARATHON GLORY

25 October 2018

Athletics NI Reflects on Annual Coaching Conference

This year's coaching conference, 'Aspiring to Coaching Excellence', took place on the 29th September at Ulster University, Jordanstown.

Athletics NI Reflects on Annual Coaching Conference

25 October 2018

ATHLETES OF ALL AGES SET FOR GREENMOUNT CROSS COUNTRY

Athletics Northern Ireland will host the Northern Ireland & Ulster Even Age Group Cross Country Championships and the Bobby Rea Cross Country at CAFRE Greenmount Campus, Antrim, this weekend (Saturday 27th October 2018).

ATHLETES OF ALL AGES SET FOR GREENMOUNT CROSS COUNTRY

23 October 2018

Entries Open for IAAF Northern Ireland International Cross Country 2019 (New location)

Entries are now open for the Northern Ireland International Cross Country at Billy Neill Centre of Excellence (Comber, Belfast) on the 19th January 2019.

Entries Open for IAAF Northern Ireland International Cross Country 2019 (New location)

22 October 2018

GB & NI Paralympic Coach Joe McDonnell to guest coach at Parallel Success day

Athletics NI will host a Para Coaching day on Sunday 18th November at Mary Peters Track, Belfast.  One of British Athletics top Paralympic coaches, Joe McDonnell, will lead a Para Athletics ‘Try-It’ session for ambulant children (Cerebral Palsy, Prosthetics / Amputees) followed by the Parallel Success sprints session in the afternoon.

GB & NI Paralympic Coach Joe McDonnell to guest coach at Parallel Success day

22 October 2018

Fionnuala Ross secures podium place at Autumn Open International XC

Northern Ireland's Fionnuala Ross (Armagh AC / Dermot Kerr) should be awarded a place on Ireland's team for the upcoming European XC Championships after an excellent performance and podium place at the at the Autumn Open International Cross Country at the Sport Ireland National Sports Campus (Sunday 21st October 2018).

Fionnuala Ross secures podium place at Autumn Open International XC

19 October 2018

Comber Cup XC kicks off Athletics NI XC League 2018-2019

The Comber Cup XC will kick off the Athletics NI Cross Country League for 2018/19 this weekend (Saturday 20th October 2018).

Comber Cup XC kicks off Athletics NI XC League 2018-2019

16 October 2018

The Psychology of Endurance Performance

Athletics Northern Ireland are delighted to support the 'Psychology of Endurance Performance' network event which is being delivered as part of the Division of Sport and Exercise Psychology Conference on Sunday 2nd of December 2018 from 7.30pm at Ulster University Belfast.

The Psychology of Endurance Performance

16 October 2018

Selection Policies now available for the IAAF International Cross Country & Celtic Cross Country

The Selection policies are now available for the IAAF International Cross Country and the Celtic Cross country, which will be held on 19th January 2019.

Selection Policies now available for the IAAF International Cross Country & Celtic Cross Country

15 October 2018

FINN ONEILL AND TROY MCCONVILLE CLAIM ALL IRELAND TITLES IN ATHLONE

Finn O’Neill (Limavady GS) and Troy McConville (Craigavon Senior HS) claimed All Ireland Schools Combined Events titles as five local athletes picked up medals at the Athlone IT (Ireland) event (Saturday 13th October 2018).

FINN ONEILL AND TROY MCCONVILLE CLAIM ALL IRELAND TITLES IN ATHLONE

09 October 2018

Athletics NI Celebrate Commonwealth Games Success at Annual Awards

On the 28th September 2018, Athletics Northern Ireland hosted their Commonwealth Games Celebrations in conjunction with their Annual Awards.

Athletics NI Celebrate Commonwealth Games Success at Annual Awards

08 October 2018

Ann-Marie McGlynn clocks significant PB as NI team perform well at Commonwealth Championships

Ann-Marie McGlynn (Letterkenny AC / Colin Roberts) recorded a significant personal best as a team of five represented Northern Ireland at the inaugural Commonwealth Half Marathon Championships in Cardiff, Wales (Sunday 7th October 2018).

Ann-Marie McGlynn clocks significant PB as NI team perform well at Commonwealth Championships

08 October 2018

QUB AC, St Malachys AC, Beechmount Harriers and North Down AC secure Relay titles

QUB AC trio Emma Mitchell, Sinead Sweeney and Rebecca Henderson smashed the Senior Ladies course record on their way to gold at today's NI & Ulster Road Relay Championships (Saturday 6th October 2018).

QUB AC, St Malachys AC, Beechmount Harriers and North Down AC secure Relay titles

05 October 2018

Record numbers to compete for NI & Ulster Road Relay Championship titles

Final preparations are underway for the Orangegrove Athletics Club’s 8th annual hosting of the NI & Ulster Road Relay Championships (Saturday 6th October 2018). The event will take place at the impressive Victoria Park, Belfast. In association with O’Reilly Stewart Solicitors, the east Belfast club is preparing to welcome a record number of runners willing to test themselves on the two-lap 3380m relay course.

Record numbers to compete for NI & Ulster Road Relay Championship titles

05 October 2018

Flahavans Porridge helps young runners get set for Athletics NI Primary School league

Former Olympian, and 2018 European Championships athlete, Kerry O’Flaherty took to the beach to launch this year’s Flahavan’s Porridge Athletics NI Primary School Cross Country League.

Flahavans Porridge helps young runners get set for Athletics NI Primary School league

04 October 2018

Taking on the Cultra Charity Challenge for Childrens Heartbeat Trust

More than 500 runners will take the challenge of the parklands of Cultra this weekend to raise funds for children with congenital heart disease. Athletes of all abilities will tackle 5km and 10km tracks around the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum on Sunday 7th October in aid of the Children’s Heartbeat Trust.

Taking on the Cultra Charity Challenge for Childrens Heartbeat Trust

01 October 2018

KEVIN SEAWARD AND JESSICA CRAIG CLAIM NI & ULSTER 10K TITLES

Northern Ireland internationals Kevin Seaward (St Malachy’s AC) and Jessica Craig (North Down AC) were crowned NI & Ulster Champions at today’s Bangor 10k road race (Saturday 29th September 2018).

KEVIN SEAWARD AND JESSICA CRAIG CLAIM NI & ULSTER 10K TITLES

28 September 2018

NORTH DOWN AC SET TO HOST NI & ULSTER 10K (ROAD) CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018

North Down AC will host the Northern Ireland & Ulster 10k (Road) Championships this coming weekend (Saturday 29th September 2018). The event, which is supported by the George Best City Airport, will attract over 1,000 competitors to County Down, with an abundance of athletic talent set to compete.

NORTH DOWN AC SET TO HOST NI & ULSTER 10K (ROAD) CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018

25 September 2018

Live Lab Testing with Dr Richard McCann and Olympian Ciara Mageean

Endurance coaches will get a rare insight into the use of applied physiology with an elite athlete when Dr Richard McCann presents his breakout option at this Saturday’s Athletics NI Coaching Conference with European Medalist Ciara Mageean.

Live Lab Testing with Dr Richard McCann and Olympian Ciara Mageean

24 September 2018

Victory for Kenyan Gideon Kipsang at Belfast City Half Marathon

On Sunday 23rd September at 9am the largest Half Marathon in Northern Ireland took place from Ormeau Embankment.  Entering its 6th year the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon celebrated its biggest year yet, with over 4,000 participants taking part in 2018.

Victory for Kenyan Gideon Kipsang at Belfast City Half Marathon

21 September 2018

Record breaking field of 4,000 set for Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon 2018

Letterkenny AC's Danny Mooney and Dub Runners' Claire Tonry will lead the charge for honours as a 4,000 strong field take on the 6th annual Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon this weekend (Sunday 23rd September 2018).

Record breaking field of 4,000 set for Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon 2018

20 September 2018

Athletics NI Invite you to attend the Commonwealth Games Celebration & Annual Awards Evening

The evening will honour our 2018 Commonwealth Games and 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games teams, celebrating the tremendous performance of the athletes and coaches. Alongside the Commonwealth Celebration the Annual Awards will also recognise 2017 & 2018 Northern Ireland record breakers (U20/Senior) and Major Championship athletes and their coaches.

Athletics NI Invite you to attend the Commonwealth Games Celebration & Annual Awards Evening

11 September 2018

Physical Preparation Sessions for Endurance Athletes-Mary Peters Track

Athletics Northern Ireland Event Group Development sessions for Endurance Athletes are scheduled to take place every Thursday evening beginning on 20th September and concluding on Thursday 20th December at Mary Peters Track from 6.00pm-8.15pm

Physical Preparation Sessions for Endurance Athletes-Mary Peters Track

10 September 2018

Grace Carson strikes Gold at British & Irish Junior Mountain Running Championships

Young Mid Ulster AC athlete Grace Carson produced the performance of the weekend as Junior Mountain runners from Northern Ireland picked up medals at the British & Irish Junior Mountain Running Championships in County Wicklow (Ireland) this weekend (Saturday 8th September 2018).

Grace Carson strikes Gold at British & Irish Junior Mountain Running Championships

10 September 2018

Emma Mitchell is star performer as hundreds of NI athletes take on GNR

Northern Ireland 10,000m and 5,000m record holder Emma Mitchell (QUB AC / Eamonn Christie) was the star performer as hundreds of local athletes took on the famous Great North Run in England this weekend (Sunday 9th September 2018).

Emma Mitchell is star performer as hundreds of NI athletes take on GNR

07 September 2018

Commonwealth Half Marathon Announcement

The Northern Ireland Team for the Commonwealth Half Marathon Championships has been announced.

Commonwealth Half Marathon Announcement

06 September 2018

Young City of Derry Multi Eventer Finn ONeill Sets All-Time Pentathlon Best

Finn O’Neill (City of Derry Spartans AC / Matthew Spain) went to the top of the UK U13 All-Time Pentathlon rankings when posting a score of 2534 at last month’s NI & Ulster Multi Event Championships at the Mary Peters Track.

Young City of Derry Multi Eventer Finn ONeill Sets All-Time Pentathlon Best

05 September 2018

NI and Ulster Endurance Development Squad 2018-2019

Following the successful delivery of three squad training days in 2017/2018, Athletics NI are pleased to announce the first date for the 2018/2019 Ulster & NI Endurance Development Squad.

NI and Ulster Endurance Development Squad 2018-2019

03 September 2018

Junior stars secure medals at UK Schools Games

Four junior stars picked up five medals between them as Northern Ireland's up and coming athletes impressed at the UK School Games at Loughborough University in England (Friday 31st August - Saturday 1st September 2018).

Junior stars secure medals at UK Schools Games

03 September 2018

Andrew Annett and Ann-Marie McGlynn crowned NI & Ulster Champions at Waterside Half Marathon

Andrew Annett (North Belfast Harriers) and Ann-Marie McGlynn (Letterkenny AC) were crowned Northern Ireland & Ulster Champions at the Waterside Half Marathon in Derry / Londonderry this weekend (Sunday 2nd September 2018).

Andrew Annett and Ann-Marie McGlynn crowned NI & Ulster Champions at Waterside Half Marathon

31 August 2018

Thousands set for 37th annual Waterside Half Marathon, and Paula Radcliffe attending Laganside 10k

This weekend’s Waterside Half Marathon in Derry / Londonderry will incorporate the Northern Ireland & Ulster Half Marathon Championships (Sunday 2nd September 2018).

Thousands set for 37th annual Waterside Half Marathon, and Paula Radcliffe attending Laganside 10k

27 August 2018

IMPRESSIVE PERFORMANCES BY NI & ULSTER ATHLETES IN BEDFORD AND BELFAST

Gold medals for Dylan McBride (Willowfield Harriers / Lawson Cochrane), Victoria Lightbody (City of Lisburn AC / Andrea Anderson) and Andrew Greer (Torque Racing / Heather Ardis & Helen Doherty) at the England Athletics Age-Group Championships (Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th August 2018).

IMPRESSIVE PERFORMANCES BY NI & ULSTER ATHLETES IN BEDFORD AND BELFAST

25 August 2018

Eleven Youth Athletes to Compete at English U17 & U15 Championships this Weekend in Bedford

Eleven NI and Ulster Athletes will take on the best of the UK’s U17 & U15 athletes as the English Championships begin at Bedford International Athletics Stadium this morning.

Eleven Youth Athletes to Compete at English U17 & U15 Championships this Weekend in Bedford

24 August 2018

NEW location set for Northern Ireland International Cross-Country

Northern Ireland’s top athletes will go head-to-head against an abundance of international talent as Athletics Northern Ireland host its annual IAAF permitted International Cross-Country Race on 19th January 2019.

NEW location set for Northern Ireland International Cross-Country

24 August 2018

Another Gold for Smyth, and NI & Ulster Multi-Event Championships this weekend

Sprinting legend Jason Smyth raced further into the record books with another gold medal last night in the World Para European Championships in Berlin.

Another Gold for Smyth, and NI & Ulster Multi-Event Championships this weekend

23 August 2018

Sally Brown Secures Second Place at World Paralympics European Champs

Northern Ireland's Sally Brown made her comeback to Para athletics in style last night in the World Paralympics European Champs in Berlin where she finished second in a close fought 400 metres race with favourite Angelina Lanza of France.

Sally Brown Secures Second Place at World Paralympics European Champs

22 August 2018

Gold and NEW European Championship record for Jason Smyth

Multi sprint champion Jason Smyth last night added another title to his huge Paralympic collection when he took  gold with ease over 200 metres at the World Paralympic European Championships in Berlin.

Gold and NEW European Championship record for Jason Smyth

21 August 2018

Smyth on form for World Para Athletics European Championship success

The fastest Paralympian in the World, Jason Smyth, will be hoping to add another major title to his already substantial haul of medals in today's (Tues) 200 metres final of the World Paralympic European Champs in the Olympic Stadium, Berlin.

Smyth on form for World Para Athletics European Championship success

20 August 2018

Commonwealth Games Head Physiotherapist Simon Harland Confirmed as Annual Coaching Conference Opens

Athletics Northern Ireland’s Annual Coaching Conference, which will take place on Saturday 29th September at Ulster University, Jordanstown is now open for bookings.

Commonwealth Games Head Physiotherapist Simon Harland Confirmed as Annual Coaching Conference Opens

17 August 2018

KELLY NEELY TO LEAD NI & ULSTER CHARGE FOR HONOURS AT IRISH MASTERS

Former World and European Masters 800m Champion Kelly Neely (City of Lisburn AC) will lead the Northern Ireland & Ulster charge for honours at this weekend’s Irish Life AAI National Masters Track & Field Championships in Tullamore, Ireland (Saturday 18th August 2018).

KELLY NEELY TO LEAD NI & ULSTER CHARGE FOR HONOURS AT IRISH MASTERS

17 August 2018

City of Lisburn AC and Lagan Valley AC celebrate Team Trophy wins

City of Lisburn AC and Lagan Valley AC topped the respective male and female standings as athletes descended on the Mary Peters Track in Belfast for Round 3 of the Team Trophy last weekend (Saturday 11th August 2018).

City of Lisburn AC and Lagan Valley AC celebrate Team Trophy wins

15 August 2018

Northern Ireland Athletes Depart for Manchester International

Twenty-two NI and Ulster Athletes will take on teams from BAL/UKWAL league, England, GB Juniors, Iceland, Scotland and Wales at the Manchester International tonight, Wednesday 15th August 2018.

Northern Ireland Athletes Depart for Manchester International

13 August 2018

Mageean 4th at European Championships & 4 NI athletes finish Marathon in 30+ degree heat

Portaferry's Ciara Mageean had the agonising experience last night of finishing 4th in the European 1,500 metres final in Berlin were she just missed out on a medal by less than a second.

Mageean 4th at European Championships & 4 NI athletes finish Marathon in 30+ degree heat

11 August 2018

Mageean comfortably into 1,500m final & Strong NI Marathon team ready for challenge

NI's top middle distance athlete Ciara Mageean made light work of her 1,500 metres heat yesterday (Friday) in the European Championships in Berlin.

Mageean comfortably into 1,500m final & Strong NI Marathon team ready for challenge

10 August 2018

Athletics NI's Youth Academy Secures Erasmus+ Funding for 2019

Having successfully delivered an Erasmus+ programme for Youth Academy athletes in Portugal  in 2017 Athletics NI are now delighted to announce further funding for 2019.

Athletics NI

10 August 2018

7th for Leon Reid in European Championship Final

Despite running in the unfavourable 8th lane, Reid finishes as 7th best 200m sprinter in Europe.   

7th for Leon Reid in European Championship Final

09 August 2018

Leon Reid Coasts to 200m Final

Leon Reid Coasts to 200m Final

08 August 2018

SCULLION AND BOYCE STRUGGLE WITH BERLIN HEAT & COMBINED INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

South Belfast's Stephen Scullion battles Europe's best in the 10,000 metres final at last night’s European Championships in Berlin.  

SCULLION AND BOYCE STRUGGLE WITH BERLIN HEAT & COMBINED INTERNATIONAL RESULTS

07 August 2018

First NI & Ulster athletes compete at European Championships

07 August 2018

GDPR Information Session for Clubs

03 August 2018

NI & Ulster Athletes Depart for Combined Events International & England Age Group Championships

Five NI and Ulster Athletes have departed to take on the best of the UK’s combined events athletes in Sport City, Manchester this weekend.

NI & Ulster Athletes Depart for Combined Events International & England Age Group Championships

03 August 2018

Manchester International Selection Announcement

The Northern Ireland & Ulster team for the Manchester International has been announced.

Manchester International Selection Announcement

03 August 2018

SCOTT RANKIN & MARINA MURPHY FAVOURITES FOR NI & ULSTER 10,000M GOLD

Current NI & Ulster 10k (Road) Champion Scott Rankin (Foyle Valley AC) and reigning NI & Ulster 10,000m Champion Marina Murphy (Derry Track Club) will headline as athletes battle it out for 10,000m gold this weekend (Sunday 5th August 2018).

SCOTT RANKIN & MARINA MURPHY FAVOURITES FOR NI & ULSTER 10,000M GOLD

02 August 2018

Novosco Grand Prix to welcome Paula Radcliffe for Laganside 10k

Hundreds of local runners will have the chance to run alongside one of the sports’ all-time greats during one of the Novosco Grand Prix races in Belfast next month.

Novosco Grand Prix to welcome Paula Radcliffe for Laganside 10k

02 August 2018

Belfast City Half Marathon Female Pacer Natalie made history in May

With just over 7 weeks to go, the 6th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon is gearing up for a record year with over 4,000 participants expected to take part on Sunday 23rd September 2018 at 9am from Ormeau Embankment.

Belfast City Half Marathon Female Pacer Natalie made history in May

01 August 2018

Athletics Northern Ireland Launch 2018 Awards & Commonwealth Games Celebration

Athletics Northern Ireland have launched their 2018 Awards which will run alongside a Commonwealth Games Celebration and the Annual Coaching Conference on 28th-29th September.

Athletics Northern Ireland Launch 2018 Awards & Commonwealth Games Celebration

31 July 2018

Seventeen NI & Ulster Athletes Named in Irelands Euro Championships squad

Athletics NI are delighted to announce that seventeen Northern Ireland & Ulster athletes have been named in Ireland’s European Athletics Championships squad.

Seventeen NI & Ulster Athletes Named in Irelands Euro Championships squad

30 July 2018

CIARA MAGEEAN & LEON REID CLAIM NATIONAL DOUBLES IN DUBLIN

Northern Ireland’s Ciara Mageean (UCD AC / Steve Vernon) and Leon Reid (Menapians AC / James Hillier) deservedly stole the headlines as Northern Ireland based athletes picked up an impressive haul of silverware at the Irish Life AAI National Senior Championships (Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th July 2018).

CIARA MAGEEAN & LEON REID CLAIM NATIONAL DOUBLES IN DUBLIN

26 July 2018

LOCAL STARS SET FOR IRISH LIFE HEALTH AAI NATIONAL T&F CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018

Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Leon Reid (Menapians AC / James Hillier) will be amongst a plethora of local talent who travel to this weekend’s Irish Life Health Senior Track & Field Championships at the Morton Stadium in Santry (Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th July 2018).

LOCAL STARS SET FOR IRISH LIFE HEALTH AAI NATIONAL T&F CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018

26 July 2018

Strong Performances from NI & Ulster Junior Athletes at Welsh U20 International

Lauren Roy (100m) & Craig McMeechan (1500m) secured top points with winning performances last night as eight NI and Ulster Athletes took on teams from England (North, Midlands and South), Scotland and Wales (Wales U20 and Welsh Schools) at the Welsh U20 International in Swansea last night, Wednesday 25th July 2018.

Strong Performances from NI & Ulster Junior Athletes at Welsh U20 International

25 July 2018

NI & Ulster Athletes Prepare for the Welsh U20 International

Eight NI and Ulster Athletes will take on teams from England (North, Midlands and South), Scotland and Wales (Wales U20 and Welsh Schools) at the Welsh U20 International in Swansea tonight, Wednesday 25th July 2018.

NI & Ulster Athletes Prepare for the Welsh U20 International

24 July 2018

Expressions of interest open for Commonwealth Half Marathon Championships

Northern Ireland will be sending a team to the Commonwealth Half Marathon Championships event, in Wales, in the autumn.

Expressions of interest open for Commonwealth Half Marathon Championships

23 July 2018

Athletics NI Propose Club & Community Based Rising Stars Initiatives

Athletics NI will host an information evening for club, school and community athletics coaches and/or coordinators on Friday 17th August at 6pm.

Athletics NI Propose Club & Community Based Rising Stars Initiatives

23 July 2018

MEGAN MARRS IMPRESSES IN DIAMOND LEAGUE WHILE LOCAL STARS COLLECT NATIONAL MEDALS

Northern Ireland’s Megan Marrs (City of Lisburn AC / Jerzy Maciukiewicz) has again impressed against high calibre opposition – this time at the British Athletics Anniversary Games in London. Closer to home, local stars from Northern Ireland and Ulster picked up medals at the Irish Life AAI National Age Group Championships in Tullamore, Ireland.  There was also impressive performances by local athletes in Bangor, Llanberis and Dublin.

MEGAN MARRS IMPRESSES IN DIAMOND LEAGUE WHILE LOCAL STARS COLLECT NATIONAL MEDALS

20 July 2018

MEGAN MARRS SET FOR ANNIVERSARY GAMES DIAMOND LEAGUE EVENT

British Indoor 60m Hurdles Champion Megan Marrs (City of Lisburn AC / Jerzy Maciukiewicz) will follow on from last week’s Athletics World Cup with another high profile competition.

MEGAN MARRS SET FOR ANNIVERSARY GAMES DIAMOND LEAGUE EVENT

20 July 2018

Save The Date- Fuzz Caan to headline Athletics NI Coaching Conference on 29th September 2018

The 2018 Athletics Northern Ireland Coaching Conference will take place on Saturday 29th September at Ulster University, Jordanstown and will feature a range of experts.

Save The Date- Fuzz Caan to headline Athletics NI Coaching Conference on 29th September 2018

20 July 2018

STEPHEN SCULLION AND CIARA MAGEEAN STAR AT MORTON GAMES

Northern Ireland athletes Stephen Scullion (Clonliffe Harriers / Stephen Haas) and Ciara Mageean (UCD AC / Steve Vernon) starred as local competitors came up against world class talent at last night’s Morton Games in Dublin (Thursday 19th July 2018).

STEPHEN SCULLION AND CIARA MAGEEAN STAR AT MORTON GAMES

19 July 2018

Athletics NI Celebrates Four Local Athletes Selected for European Para Championships in Berlin

World Record holder Jason Smyth (Derry Track Club) is one of four Northern Irish athletes selected to Represent Ireland or Great Britain & Northern Ireland at the European Para Athletics Championships in Berlin at the end of August.

Athletics NI Celebrates Four Local Athletes Selected for European Para Championships in Berlin

17 July 2018

Ulster University Speed-Power Academy To Commence in October 2018

Athletics NI, in partnership with Ulster University are delighted to launch the "Ulster University Speed-Power Academy" with the aim to bridge the gap between our Rising Stars and Youth Academy initiatives by creating an environment for our athletes (aged 15-21) to supplement their current club training with appropriate speed development and physical preparation sessions.

Ulster University Speed-Power Academy To Commence in October 2018

16 July 2018

Sommer Secures Silver With Huge Jump In Finland

Commonwealth Youth High Jump Champion Sommer Lecky (Finn Valley AC / Niall Wilkinson) had the performance of her career yesterday when she soared over an Irish and Northern Irish U20 record of 1.90m at the first attempt to win the silver medal at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Tampere.

Sommer Secures Silver With Huge Jump In Finland

10 July 2018

Megan Marrs Selected to Represent Great Britain and Northern Ireland at World Cup

British Athletics has announced 29 athletes set to compete at the Athletics World Cup on home soil at the London Stadium on 14-15 July.

Megan Marrs Selected to Represent Great Britain and Northern Ireland at World Cup

03 July 2018

New Athletics 365 Workshop Announced

Athletics NI’s next scheduled Athletics 365 Workshop for coaches, teachers and students will take place on Wednesday 8th August 2018. The 4 hour workshop will take place at Templemore Complex, Derry (BT48 8SA) on Wednesday 8th August from 6-10pm. This workshop will introduce the Athletics 365 Coach Pack and discuss the British Athletics Development Model. The workshop is suitable for coaches, teachers and sports students.

New Athletics 365 Workshop Announced

03 July 2018

Every Body Active Athletics Coach & Co-ordinator - Belfast (Part-time, 22.5 hours per week)

Every Body Active Athletics Coach & Co-ordinator - Belfast (Part-time, 22.5 hours per week)

03 July 2018

Last Week for Nominations for the SportNI SportMaker Awards 2018

Sport Northern Ireland is giving the sporting community an opportunity to say “thank you” to local coaches, officials and volunteers as it opens nominations for the 2018 SportMaker Awards.  The Awards acknowledge the work of Northern Ireland’s sporting workforce and highlight the outstanding people and projects that have made a big impact over the last year.

Last Week for Nominations for the SportNI SportMaker Awards 2018

03 July 2018

NO LESS THAN FOURTEEN NATIONAL TITLES FOR LOCAL ATHLETES IN TULLAMORE

Fourteen athletes from Northern Ireland & Ulster secured gold medals as hundreds of competitors from all over Ireland descended on Tullamore Stadium in Offaly, Ireland, for the Irish Life AAI National Junior (Under 20) and Under 23 Championships (Saturday 30th June 2018).

NO LESS THAN FOURTEEN NATIONAL TITLES FOR LOCAL ATHLETES IN TULLAMORE

02 July 2018

LEON REID SMASHES HIS OWN NI 200M RECORD AS NI ATHLETES CLAIM BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIP MEDALS

Commonwealth Games bronze medallist Leon Reid (Birchfield Harriers / James Hillier) twice bettered his own Northern Ireland 200m record on his way to a podium finish at the British Athletics Championships in Birmingham, England (Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July 2018).

LEON REID SMASHES HIS OWN NI 200M RECORD AS NI ATHLETES CLAIM BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIP MEDALS

29 June 2018

NI & Ulster athletes set for Irish Life Under 23 & Junior Championships

A number of Northern Ireland junior and youth record holders will travel to Offaly (Ireland) this weekend for the Irish Life AAI National Junior and Under 23 Track & Field Championships in Tullamore (Saturday 30th June 2018).

NI & Ulster athletes set for Irish Life Under 23 & Junior Championships

28 June 2018

Belfast City Marathon Updated for 2019

A meeting was held on Wednesday 27th June 2018 in the City Hall with the City Growth and Regeneration Committee regarding the change of the current route and change of day (Bank Holiday Monday to a Sunday) for the Belfast City Marathon in 2019.

Belfast City Marathon Updated for 2019

27 June 2018

Aidan Hogan and Samantha Amend win Energia 24-hour Race as NIs Louise Smart claims National title!

Ireland’s Aidan Hogan and current British 100k Champion Samantha Amend (England) claimed top honours as standards continued to rise with the mercury at the Energia 24-hour International in Victoria Park, Belfast at the weekend (Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June 2018).

Aidan Hogan and Samantha Amend win Energia 24-hour Race as NIs Louise Smart claims National title!

27 June 2018

MARRS, HEALY AND LECKY STAR AT BELFAST INTERNATIONAL

British indoor Champion Megan Marrs (City of Lisburn AC / Jerzy Maciukiewicz), teen sensation Sarah Healy (Blackrock AC) and the ever-impressive Sommer Lecky (Finn Valley AC / Niall Wilkinson) starred as athletes from across the globe descended on the sun-soaked Mary Peters Track in Belfast for the Belfast International Meet (Tuesday 26th June 2018)

MARRS, HEALY AND LECKY STAR AT BELFAST INTERNATIONAL

26 June 2018

TOP STARS GUNNING FOR BELFAST INTERNATIONAL 2018

Northern Ireland’s top athletes will go head-to-head against an abundance of international talent as Athletics Northern Ireland host the annual Belfast International Track & Field Meeting at Mary Peters Track (Tuesday 26th June 2018).

TOP STARS GUNNING FOR BELFAST INTERNATIONAL 2018

25 June 2018

DAVICIA PATTERSON SMASHES IRISH UNDER 20 RECORD IN GERMANY

Beechmount Harriers starlet Davicia Patterson again deservedly stole the headlines with a record breaking performance in her favourite 400m event.

DAVICIA PATTERSON SMASHES IRISH UNDER 20 RECORD IN GERMANY

24 June 2018

Commonwealth Stars Reid And Sexton To Take On European Greats In Star Studded 200m

The Men’s 200m at the Belfast International is set up to be a battle between Northern Ireland’s best and two European athletes expecting to challenge for honours at Berlin 2018.

Commonwealth Stars Reid And Sexton To Take On European Greats In Star Studded 200m

22 June 2018

VICTORIA PARK PLAYS HOST TO AAI NATIONAL 24-HOUR CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018

Long distance running returns to Victoria Park, Belfast this weekend (Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June 2018) with the AAI National 24-hour Championships incorporated within the popular Energia 24-hour Race. It has already been an interesting and busy year for current National Champion and Irish record holder Eoin Keith, 49, who defends his title at Energia24.

VICTORIA PARK PLAYS HOST TO AAI NATIONAL 24-HOUR CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018

18 June 2018

Junior athletes take centre stage at Age Group Championships

An abundance of junior talent provided an excellent day of competition at the Athletics NI & Ulster Age Group (Under 14 to Under 17) Track & Field Championships, which were hosted by Athletics NI at the Mary Peters Track in Belfast this weekend (Saturday 16th June 2018).

Junior athletes take centre stage at Age Group Championships

16 June 2018

British record broken at NI Seniors as Leavy and Walsh-Dann share prize pot

British record broken at NI Seniors as Leavy and Walsh-Dann share prize pot

15 June 2018

PREVIEW NI & ULSTER AGE GROUP (U14-U17) CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018

Junior athletes will take centre stage as Athletics Northern Ireland host the NI & Ulster Age Group (Under 14 to Under 17) Track & Field Championships at the Mary Peters Track in Belfast this weekend (Saturday 16th June 2018).

PREVIEW  NI & ULSTER AGE GROUP (U14-U17) CHAMPIONSHIPS 2018

14 June 2018

Ciara Mageean Joined by Top Athletes for the Belfast International Womens 800m Event

Athletics NI is delighted to release the start list of one of the showcase events at the Belfast International on 26th June, the women's 800m featuring Gold Coast Athletics Captain Ciara Mageean.

Ciara Mageean Joined by Top Athletes for the Belfast International Womens 800m Event

13 June 2018

International Competition Opportunities

International Competition Opportunities

06 June 2018

LOVE ISLAND STAR TO FACE NIS BEST AT NI & ULSTER SENIOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS

Former Love Island reality TV star Theo Campbell (Birchfield Harriers) will make a guest appearance as a wealth of local talent chase the generous £2,000 prize-fund at this weekend’s Northern Ireland & Ulster Senior Track & Field Championships (Saturday 9th June 2018).

LOVE ISLAND STAR TO FACE NIS BEST AT NI & ULSTER SENIOR TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS

04 June 2018

AARON SEXTON SMASHES UNDER 20 RECORD AS LOCAL ATHLETES IMPRESS AT IRISH SCHOOLS

Aaron Sexton smashed Jason Smyth’s 12 year old Northern Ireland Under 20 100m record as local athletes secured titles, Championship records and personal bests at the Irish Life Irish Schools Athletics Championships this weekend (Saturday 2nd June 2018).

AARON SEXTON SMASHES UNDER 20 RECORD AS LOCAL ATHLETES IMPRESS AT IRISH SCHOOLS

30 May 2018

Marketing & Commercial Manager (Part-time, 22.5 hours per week)

Marketing & Commercial Manager (Part-time, 22.5 hours per week)

29 May 2018

UNDER 20 RECORDS & WORLD JUNIOR AND EURO STANDARD FOR LOCAL ATHLETES

Top Northern Ireland stars led by example with notable performances as local athletes impressed at events across Europe over the Bank Holiday weekend (Friday 25th – Sunday 27th May 2018).

UNDER 20 RECORDS & WORLD JUNIOR AND EURO STANDARD FOR LOCAL ATHLETES

25 May 2018

Athletics Development Intern Opportunity

25 May 2018

2000 Prize Purse Available at Northern Ireland & Ulster Senior Championships

Athletics NI are excited to announce a prize purse of £2000 for this year’s senior championships. Don’t miss your chance to share in this purse – ENTER SOON - the closing date is next Tuesday 29th May at 12 noon.

2000 Prize Purse Available at Northern Ireland & Ulster Senior Championships

25 May 2018

LOCAL STARS GEAR UP FOR A BUSY WEEKEND

Northern Ireland 5,000m and 10,000m record holder Emma Mitchell (QUB AC) and decorated Paralympian Jason Smyth (Derry Track Club) will headline the annual Irish Milers Club Belfast Grand Prix this weekend (Saturday 26th May 2018).

LOCAL STARS GEAR UP FOR A BUSY WEEKEND

23 May 2018

Leavy bursts onto Para Middle Distance Scene Following Classification Race Victory in Rieti

Rio Paralympic footballer David Leavy (City of Lisburn / Ian Neely) has confirmed his successful transition to Para Athletics by winning the 1500m classification race in Rieti last weekend. 

Leavy bursts onto Para Middle Distance Scene Following Classification Race Victory in Rieti

22 May 2018

NI and Ulster Championship for Waterside Half Marathon

Athletics Northern Ireland are pleased to confirm that the Waterside Half Marathon will be this year’s NI & Ulster Championship Half Marathon. The race will be held on Sunday 2nd September 2018, which is organised by City of Derry Spartans AC and the Derry City and Strabane District Council.

NI and Ulster Championship for Waterside Half Marathon

21 May 2018

NI RECORD HOLDER EMMA MITCHELL HITS EURO STANDARD IN LONDON

Northern Ireland record holder Emma Mitchell (QUB AC / Eamonn Christie) hit another European Athletics Championship standard as local athletes impressed at the prestigious Highgate Harriers Night of 10,000m PB’s in London (Saturday 19th May 2018). The prestigious event also incorporated the European Athletics 10,000m Cup and the British Athletics 10,000m Championships.

NI RECORD HOLDER EMMA MITCHELL HITS EURO STANDARD IN LONDON

18 May 2018

Vincent McKenna and Jessica Craig secure Les Jones Memorial 10k titles

Pre-race favourites Vincent McKenna (QUB AC) and Jessica Craig (North Down AC) lived up to expectation as they led a capacity field home at the 27th annual Les Jones Memorial 10k (Friday 18th May 2018). The Athletics NI hosted event is a popular annual fixture, organised in memory of late athlete, team manager and Athletics NI Chairman Les Jones, who sadly passed away in 1992.

Vincent McKenna and Jessica Craig secure Les Jones Memorial 10k titles

17 May 2018

CAPACITY FIELD SET FOR LES JONES MEMORIAL 10K

A capacity field of 400 athletes will descend on the Mary Peters Track this weekend for the 27th annual Les Jones Memorial 10k, an event hosted by Athletics Northern Ireland (Friday 18th May 2018). The popular event is organised in memory of late athlete, team manager and Athletics NI Chairman Les Jones who passed away in 1992.

CAPACITY FIELD SET FOR LES JONES MEMORIAL 10K

16 May 2018

Four local athletes named in Irelands European 10,000m Cup team

Four local athletes have been named in a strong Athletics Ireland team for this weekend’s European 10,000m Cup, which will be held as part of the famous Night of 10,000m Personal Bests in Highgate, London (Saturday 19th May 2018).

Four local athletes named in Irelands European 10,000m Cup team

15 May 2018

James Kelly secures IAAF World Junior Championships standard in Donegal

Finn Valley AC star James Kelly threw an IAAF World Junior Athletics Championships qualifying standard on his way to victory at the 49th annual Donegal Track & Field Championships in Stranorlar at the weekend (Sunday 13th May 2018). On his last throw of the day, James launched his 6kg Shot Putt 18.30m, a new personal best.

James Kelly secures IAAF World Junior Championships standard in Donegal

10 May 2018

UKA Rules of Competition 2018-2020

UKA Rules for Competition 2018-2020 came into force on 1st April 2018. Rule books are available to download here or at a cost of £5 from the Athletics NI office.

UKA Rules of Competition 2018-2020

09 May 2018

Sprints & Throws Squads on Monday 28th May 2018

Athletics NI can now announce the third of our Sprints and Throws event group squads for coaches and athletes.  These squads are designed to deliver appropriate physical & technical preparation sessions for athletes and provide development opportunities, networking and planning support for coaches.

Sprints & Throws Squads on Monday 28th May 2018

08 May 2018

National Junior Record & BUCS Success for Local Athletes

Rising stars Ellen McCartney (City of Lisburn AC / Jim Alexander), Megan Marrs (City of Lisburn AC / Jerzy Maciukiewicz), Jack Magee (University of Ulster / Laura Kerr) and Mollie Courtney (Cheltenham AC / David Warner), excelled as local athletes impressed at track and field meetings in Ireland, England and Portugal this weekend (Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th May 2018).

National Junior Record & BUCS Success for Local Athletes

26 April 2018

SIX LOCAL STARS SELECTED FOR EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

Six local athletes have been named in Ireland’s marathon team for this Summer’s European Athletics Championships in Berlin, Germany.

SIX LOCAL STARS SELECTED FOR EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIPS

23 April 2018

BORN2RUN Scoop Gold at The Running Awards

The 2018 Running Awards were held last Thursday in London’s O2 Arena and homegrown event organisers BORN2RUN Events returned with not one, but two major awards. The Running Awards were established to recognise and reward excellence in all things running related with awards for clothing, footwear, wearable tech and events.

BORN2RUN Scoop Gold at The Running Awards

23 April 2018

Athletics 365 Workshop Taking Place in May

The Athletics 365 Workshop will take place at Mary Peters Track (Old Coach Road, Belfast - Outdoor Track) on Sunday 20th May from 1-5pm.

Athletics 365 Workshop Taking Place in May

23 April 2018

WEEKEND REVIEW STEPHEN SCULLION CLOCKS PB AND EURO MARATHON STANDARD IN LONDON

Stephen Scullion (Clonliffe Harriers) was the star performer as hundreds of local athletes braved high temperatures at the 38th annual Virgin Money London Marathon (Sunday 22nd April 2018).

WEEKEND REVIEW STEPHEN SCULLION CLOCKS PB AND EURO MARATHON STANDARD IN LONDON

20 April 2018

STEPHEN SCULLION AND GLADYS GANIEL TO LEAD LOCAL CONTINGENT IN LONDON

Stephen Scullion (Clonliffe Harriers) and Gladys Ganiel O’Neill (North Belfast Harriers) will lead hundreds, if not thousands, of local runners into battle at this weekend’s Virgin Money London Marathon (Sunday 22nd April 2018).

STEPHEN SCULLION AND GLADYS GANIEL TO LEAD LOCAL CONTINGENT IN LONDON

19 April 2018

#GTRunwayRun Returns for 2018

The 2018 Grant Thornton Runway Run has been launched in ceremonial style with a water cannon salute signalling that entries are open for the ever-popular event. The Airport Fire appliances will return to the runway at George Best Belfast City Airport to repeat the eye-catching tradition for the start of the run on Thursday 21 June.

#GTRunwayRun Returns for 2018

16 April 2018

COMMONWEALTH TEAM HOMEWARD BOUND

After a hugely successful Commonwealth Games where Northern Ireland won our first track and field medal for 28 years and had a further four athletes in the top eight, the team have today departed the Gold Coast and are heading for Dublin, due to arrive tomorrow afternoon.

COMMONWEALTH TEAM HOMEWARD BOUND

16 April 2018

KERRY OFLAHERTY SECURES NATIONAL SILVER MEDAL AT GREAT IRELAND RUN

Rio Olympian Kerry O’Flaherty (Newcastle AC) claimed 2nd place in the Garmin Great Ireland Run in Dublin, Ireland, this weekend (Sunday 15th April 2018). The event also incorporated the AAI National 10k Championships.

KERRY OFLAHERTY SECURES NATIONAL SILVER MEDAL AT GREAT IRELAND RUN

15 April 2018

SEAWARD SAILS TO FOURTH IN MARATHON

Kevin Seaward brought a fine Commonwealth Games to a close for Northern Ireland’s athletics team with fourth place in the men’s marathon in Gold Coast on Sunday. 

SEAWARD SAILS TO FOURTH IN MARATHON

14 April 2018

Paul Pollock withdrawn from Commonwealth Marathon

14 April 2018

EMMAS FAST EFFORT ENDS TRACK STINT FOR NI

EMMAS FAST EFFORT ENDS TRACK STINT FOR NI

13 April 2018

HEPTATHLON LEAVES OCONNOR WITH HIGH HOPES

Kate O’Connor admitted her first taste of the athletics big time has left her hungry for more after coming an impressive eighth place in the Commonwealth Games heptathlon after two days of action at the Carrara Stadium.

HEPTATHLON LEAVES OCONNOR WITH HIGH HOPES

13 April 2018

MARY PETERS TRACK TO HOST IUAA TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS

IUAA Track & Field Championships 2018: Queen’s University of Belfast will host the Irish Universities Athletics Association (IUAA) Track & Field Championships at the Mary Peters Track in Belfast this weekend (Friday 13th and Saturday 14th April 2018).

MARY PETERS TRACK TO HOST IUAA TRACK & FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS

13 April 2018

Expressions of Interest to host 2018 Half Marathon Championship

12 April 2018

REID SEIZES COMMONWEALTH BRONZE

Leon Reid claimed Northern Ireland’s first athletics medal at the Commonwealth Games in 28 years by brilliantly taking a bronze in the 200 metres final in Gold Coast on Thursday.

REID SEIZES COMMONWEALTH BRONZE

11 April 2018

Leon Reid Surges Towards The Final

Northern Irish sprinter, Leon Reid, aged 23, eased into second place behind Trinidad’s Jereem Richards in his semi-final for a time of 20.61 seconds, qualifying him sixth-fastest with England’s Zharnel Hughes also progressing.

Leon Reid Surges Towards The Final

10 April 2018

Ciara Mageean Ran Strong Race in 1500m

Ciara Mageean’s brave bid for a medal in Tuesday’s 1500 metres final at the Commonwealth Games came up short in a home straight scramble as the Northern Ireland international came home in 13th place.

Ciara Mageean Ran Strong Race in 1500m

09 April 2018

MCCAULEY & KELLY IMPRESS AS LOCAL ATHLETES SECURE NATIONAL MEDALS IN ATHLONE

Anna McCauley (City of Lisburn AC) and James Kelly (Finn Valley AC) claimed individual gold medals at the Irish Life Juvenile Indoor Championships at the AIT Arena in Athlone (Ireland) this weekend (Saturday 7th April 2018). At the re-scheduled event, there was also National Relay titles for Finn Valley AC and Tir Chonaill AC.

MCCAULEY & KELLY IMPRESS AS LOCAL ATHLETES SECURE NATIONAL MEDALS IN ATHLONE

09 April 2018

Emma Mitchell A Record Breaker at the Gold Coast

Emma Mitchell smashed her own Northern Ireland record in the 10,000 metres final at the Commonwealth Games on Monday to finish 15th on her international championship debut.

Emma Mitchell A Record Breaker at the Gold Coast

09 April 2018

Athletics Northern Ireland Seeks to appoint two Board Members

Athletics Northern Ireland Seeks to appoint two Board Members

08 April 2018

Stephen Scullion and Laura Graham secure TQ10K titles

Stephen Scullion and Laura Graham secure TQ10K titles

08 April 2018

DEMPSEY NAILS SIXTH IN HAMMER IN ATHLETICS OPENER

06 April 2018

MCGUIGAN, FOSTER LEAD NI ATHLETES INTO TRACK FRAY

Dempsey McGuigan believes his student stint in Mississippi can help him burn off his hammer rivals when he becomes the first of Northern Ireland’s 13 athletes to chase a medal as the track and field competition begins at the Commonwealth Games on Sunday.

MCGUIGAN, FOSTER LEAD NI ATHLETES INTO TRACK FRAY

05 April 2018

MCMEECHAN AND GRAHAM TO LEAD THE CHARGE FOR HONOURS AT TQ10K

NI & Ulster Intermediate XC Champion Craig McMeechan (North Down AC) and AAI National Marathon Champion Laura Graham (Mourne Runners) will head a 1,400 strong field at this weekend’s TQ10K, in Belfast (Sunday 8th April 2018).

MCMEECHAN AND GRAHAM TO LEAD THE CHARGE FOR HONOURS AT TQ10K

04 April 2018

Ciara Mageean Named NI Captain for Commonwealth Games

Ciara Mageean has issued a rallying cry for the Commonwealth Games after being named as captain of Northern Ireland’s athletics team for Gold Coast 2018.

Ciara Mageean Named NI Captain for Commonwealth Games

04 April 2018

Dame Mary Peters Wants Best for NI Games Hopes

Dame Mary Peters has urged her successors in the Northern Ireland athletics team to seize their moment to impress at the Commonwealth Games in Australia.

Dame Mary Peters Wants Best for NI Games Hopes

28 March 2018

Success for Athletics NI Coach Heather Ardis at Belfast Sports Awards

Success for Athletics NI Coach Heather Ardis at Belfast Sports Awards

28 March 2018

Commonwealth Games Team shine at Queensland Track Classic

Four members of the Northern Ireland Athletic team competed at the Queensland Track Classic, only one week after flying out to their base camp at Somerset College on the Gold Coast.

Commonwealth Games Team shine at Queensland Track Classic

27 March 2018

Reid Bolting For Classic Showing in Queensland

Leon Reid reckons it is time he bolted into sprinting’s A-List by joining the 200 metres’ Sub-20 club.  The 23-year-old is among seven of Northern Ireland’s Commonwealth Games athletics team set to open their Australian campaigns in Wednesday’s Queensland Classic meeting in Brisbane.

Reid Bolting For Classic Showing in Queensland

26 March 2018

Weekend Review- Junior stars top podium at Irish Life AAI National Juvenile Indoor Championships

Commonwealth Youth Games competitor Anna McCauley (City of Lisburn AC) was one of six local athletes who picked up gold medals at this weekend’s Irish Life AAI National Juvenile Indoor Championships at the AIT Arena in Athlone, Ireland (Sunday 25th March 2018).

Weekend Review- Junior stars top podium at Irish Life AAI National Juvenile Indoor Championships

26 March 2018

Paul Pollock and Kevin Seaward look to CWG after NI athletes impress at IAAF World HM Championships

Paul Pollock (Annadale Striders / Andrew Hobdell) took 77th place at the IAAF World Half-Marathon Championships in Valencia on Saturday (24th March 2018) in his final tune-up before running the marathon at the Commonwealth Games next month.

Paul Pollock and Kevin Seaward look to CWG after NI athletes impress at IAAF World HM Championships

23 March 2018

Commonwealth athlete Adam McMullen is top of the class

Following the success of the Flahavan’s Porridge Athletics Northern Ireland Junior Cross-Country League, the highest performing primary school was rewarded with a bespoke training session, led by Commonwealth Long Jumper, Adam McMullen.

Commonwealth athlete Adam McMullen is top of the class

23 March 2018

Kids Give Team NI a Warm Gold Coast Welcome

Kids Give Team NI a Warm Gold Coast Welcome

23 March 2018

FIVE NI ATHLETES READY FOR IAAF WORLD HALF MARATHON CHAMPIONSHIPS

Five runners from Northern Ireland will represent Ireland at this weekend’s IAAF World Half Marathon Championships in Valencia, Spain (Saturday 24th March 2018).

FIVE NI ATHLETES READY FOR IAAF WORLD HALF MARATHON CHAMPIONSHIPS

22 March 2018

Neil Johnston and Kerry OFlaherty crowned NI & Ulster Champions at Queens 5k!

Northern Ireland internationals Neil Johnston (Springwell RC) and Kerry O’Flaherty (Newcastle AC) reigned supreme as nearly 1,000 athletes took on the Queen’s Sport ‘Race around the River’ 5k road race last night (Wednesday 21st March 2018). The popular event again incorporated the Northern Ireland & Ulster 5k (Road) Championships.

Neil Johnston and Kerry OFlaherty crowned NI & Ulster Champions at Queens 5k!

21 March 2018

KIWIS TO HELP NORTHERN IRELAND IN OZ

Northern Ireland’s athletes are set to get a helping hand in their quest to get ready for next month’s Commonwealth Games in Australia – from Kiwis. Or, precisely, two kiwi fruits per day, after nutritionists at the Sport NI Sports Institute learnt that it may help the 13-strong track and field team hit the ground running Down Under by busting jet lag and speeding up their adjustment to the 10-hour time difference.

KIWIS TO HELP NORTHERN IRELAND IN OZ

21 March 2018

Preview - Queens 5k Road Race 2018 (inc NI & Ulster 5k Road Championships)

Queen’s Sport will welcome close to 1,000 athletes to their annual Deep RiverRock Queen’s Sport ‘Race around the River’ 5k road race tonight (Wednesday 21st March 2018).  The increasingly popular event also incorporates the NI & Ulster 5k (Road) Championships.

Preview - Queens 5k Road Race 2018 (inc NI & Ulster 5k Road Championships)

20 March 2018

NI ATHLETES FLY OUT FOR COMMONWEALTH COUNTDOWN

NI ATHLETES FLY OUT FOR COMMONWEALTH COUNTDOWN

20 March 2018

PHILIP GOSS AND GALDYS GANIEL ONEILL WIN SPAR CRAIC 10K

Pre-race favourites Philip Goss and Gladys Ganiel O’Neill, both of North Belfast Harriers, emerged victorious as nearly 1,300 competitors took to the streets of Belfast for the St Patrick’s Day SPAR Craic 10k road race (Saturday 17th March 2018).

PHILIP GOSS AND GALDYS GANIEL ONEILL WIN SPAR CRAIC 10K

13 March 2018

Local athletes secure impressive medal haul at Irish Life AAI National Masters Indoor Championships

Northern Ireland and Ulster athletes enjoyed a successful trip to the AIT Arena in Athlone this weekend (Saturday 10th March 2018), returning with no less than 25 gold medals – there were also numerous other medal winning and personal best performances on what was an excellent day of competition.

Local athletes secure impressive medal haul at Irish Life AAI National Masters Indoor Championships

13 March 2018

NEW BALANCE SIGN ON FOR ATHLETICS DEAL

Athletics Northern Ireland has agreed a new partnership with New Balance which will see Northern Ireland’s leading athletes wear their specially-designed competition kit at next month’s Commonwealth Games in Australia.

NEW BALANCE SIGN ON FOR ATHLETICS DEAL

12 March 2018

Craig McMeechan stars as NI & Ulster team compete at UK Inter-Counties XC Championships

Current Northern Ireland & Ulster Intermediate XC Champion Craig McMeechan (North Down AC / Francis Marsh) starred as a team of eight Northern Ireland & Ulster athletes battled through the mud at the UK Inter-Counties XC Championships at Prestwold Hall, Loughborough (Saturday 10th March 2018).

Craig McMeechan stars as NI & Ulster team compete at UK Inter-Counties XC Championships

09 March 2018

Weekend Preview- NI & Ulster team ready for UK Inter-Counties Cross Country Championships

A team of eight Northern Ireland & Ulster athletes will travel to Loughborough this weekend for the UK Inter-Counties XC Championships at Prestwold Hall (Saturday 10th March 2018).

Weekend Preview- NI & Ulster team ready for UK Inter-Counties Cross Country Championships

08 March 2018

Amy Foster added to the Commonwealth Games Team

Athletics Northern Ireland is very pleased to learn that Amy Foster has been added to the Northern Ireland Commonwealth Games Athletics Team following the withdrawal of an athlete from another sport.

Amy Foster added to the Commonwealth Games Team

05 March 2018

Local quartet represent Ireland and GB & NI at IAAF World Indoor Championships

Northern Ireland quartet Amy Foster (City of Lisburn AC / Ireland / David Reid), Megan Marrs (City of Lisburn AC / Great Britain & NI / Jerzy Maciukiewicz), Ciara Mageean (UCD AC / Ireland / Steve Vernon) and Ben Reynolds (North Down AC / Ireland / Tom Reynolds) were in action at IAAF World Indoor Championships in Birmingham (England) this weekend (Thursday 1st – Sunday 4th March 2018)

Local quartet represent Ireland and GB & NI at IAAF World Indoor Championships

03 March 2018

REYNOLDS LOOKS TO OZ AFTER WORLD INDOOR EXIT

REYNOLDS LOOKS TO OZ AFTER WORLD INDOOR EXIT

02 March 2018

FOSTER, MAGEEAN AND MARRS BOW OUT IN BRUM

01 March 2018

HURDLER MARRS RIDING HIGH IN FAMILY BUSINESS

HURDLER MARRS RIDING HIGH IN FAMILY BUSINESS

01 March 2018

Irish Life Health National Juvenile Indoor Champs Day 1 Rescheduled

Day 1 of the Irish Life Health National Juvenile Indoor Championships (Relays and older age field events) will be held on SATURDAY 7TH APRIL. The program on the 18th and 25th March is unaffected.

Irish Life Health National Juvenile Indoor Champs Day 1 Rescheduled

01 March 2018

CHANGE BOOSTS MAGEEANS HOPES FOR WORLD INDOORS AND COMMONWEALTHS

CHANGE BOOSTS MAGEEANS HOPES FOR WORLD INDOORS  AND COMMONWEALTHS

27 February 2018

North Down AC and Foyle Valley AC come out on top of XC League

Last Saturday (24th February) saw the final fixture in the 2017-18 Athletics Northern Ireland Cross Country League: the NI and Ulster Senior Cross Country Championships at Lurgan Park with a record number of competitors taking part.  Double points were on offer and this proved to be a major incentive with 15 teams finishing in the Women’s section and 16 in the Men’s.

North Down AC and Foyle Valley AC come out on top of XC League

26 February 2018

KATE OCONNOR SMASHES 14-YEAR-OLD NI JAVELIN RECORD

Multi-Event star Kate O’Connor (St Gerard’s AC Dundalk / Gough, Kerr, McMullen, O’Connor, Reynolds) continued her recent record breaking form with a new Northern Ireland and Irish Under 20 Javelin record this weekend (Sunday 25th February 2018).

KATE OCONNOR SMASHES 14-YEAR-OLD NI JAVELIN RECORD

24 February 2018

DECLAN REED AND REBEKAH NIXON CROWNED NI & ULSTER SENIOR XC CHAMPIONS

Declan Reed (City of Derry AC) and Rebekah Nixon (Dromore AC) were crowned Northern Ireland & Ulster Senior Cross Country Champions after an exciting afternoon of racing in Northern Ireland’s largest urban park, Lurgan Park in County Armagh.

DECLAN REED AND REBEKAH NIXON CROWNED NI & ULSTER SENIOR XC CHAMPIONS

23 February 2018

HURDLERS MARRS AND REYNOLDS LAND WORLD INDOOR ATHLETICS SELECTION

Rising Northern Irish athlete Megan Marrs will make her major championship debut in Birmingham next week after being called into the Great Britain and Northern Ireland squad for the IAAF world indoor championships.

HURDLERS MARRS AND REYNOLDS LAND WORLD INDOOR ATHLETICS SELECTION

23 February 2018

WEEKEND PREVIEW REIGNING CHAMPIONS SET FOR NI & ULSTER SENIOR XC CHAMPIONSHIPS

Reigning Champions Aaron Doherty (City of Derry AC) and Jessica Craig (North Down AC) will return to defend their titles as nearly 500 athletes descend on Lurgan for the NI & Ulster Senior XC Championships this weekend (Saturday 24th February 2018).

WEEKEND PREVIEW REIGNING CHAMPIONS SET FOR NI & ULSTER SENIOR XC CHAMPIONSHIPS

22 February 2018

EMMA MITCHELL STARS AS LOCAL ATHLETES IMPRESS AT AIT INTERNATIONAL GRAND PRIX

Queen's University of Belfast AC athlete Emma Mitchell (Eamonn Christie) was again the star performer as local athletes lined up against top opposition from around the world at last night's AIT International Indoor Grand Prix in Athlone, Ireland (Wednesday 21st February 2018)

EMMA MITCHELL STARS AS LOCAL ATHLETES IMPRESS AT AIT INTERNATIONAL GRAND PRIX

21 February 2018

Athletics NI - TQ10k 2018 Launch

Celebrating the 12th year of the TQ10K, Athletics NI has launched the race for its 2018 event on Sunday 8th April, starting at an earlier time of 9.15am (1Mile Fun Run) and 10am (10k). The race will incorporate the Novosco 2018 Grand Prix. There will be a specially commissioned ‘Titanic’ medal presented to each participant who completes the 10k route and the 1 Mile Fun Run along with a t-shirt and goodie bag.

Athletics NI - TQ10k 2018 Launch

19 February 2018

NI Athletes named in Athletics Ireland IAAF World Indoor Championships Team

Two Northern Ireland athletes have been named in the Athletics Ireland team for the IAAF World Indoor Championships, which will take place in Birmingham from the 1st – 4th March 2018.

NI Athletes named in Athletics Ireland IAAF World Indoor Championships Team

19 February 2018

MEGAN MARRS SECURES BRITISH ATHLETICS 60M HURDLES TITLE

City of Lisburn AC star Megan Marrs (Jerzy Maciukiewicz) continued her outstanding recent form with a significant performance at the British Athletics Indoor Championships in Birmingham, England (Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th February 2018).

MEGAN MARRS SECURES BRITISH ATHLETICS 60M HURDLES TITLE

19 February 2018

FOSTER, MCMULLEN & REID STAR AT IRISH LIFE AAI SENIOR INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

Amy Foster (City of Lisburn AC / David Reid), Adam McMullen (Crusaders AC / Alan Kennedy) and Leon Reid (Menapians AC / James Hillier) starred as Northern Ireland and Ulster athletes produced outstanding performances en-route to an impressive medal haul at the Irish Life AAI National Senior Indoor Championships this weekend (Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th February 2018).

FOSTER, MCMULLEN & REID STAR AT IRISH LIFE AAI SENIOR INDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS

16 February 2018

LOCAL STARS CHASING AAI NATIONAL INDOOR GOLD IN ABBOTSTOWN

In-form athletes Amy Foster (City of Lisburn AC / David Reid), Emma Mitchell (QUB AC / Eamonn Christie), Sommer Lecky (Finn Valley AC / Niall Wilkinson), Kate O’Connor (St Gerard’s AC Dundalk / Gough, Kerr, McMullen, O’Connor, Reynolds), Leon Reid (Menapians AC / James Hillier) and Adam McMullen (Crusaders AC / Alan Kennedy) are just some of the local athletes who will be chasing gold this weekend in Abbotstown.

LOCAL STARS CHASING AAI NATIONAL INDOOR GOLD IN ABBOTSTOWN

16 February 2018

SAM STABLER AND LAURA WEIGHTMAN TAKE TOP HONOURS AT ARMAGH INTERNATIONAL ROAD RACE

Sam Stabler (Wreake & Soar Valley AC) and Laura Weightman (Morpeth Harriers AC) ran out victorious as the Armagh International Road Race again cemented its place amongst the fastest road races in the world.

SAM STABLER AND LAURA WEIGHTMAN TAKE TOP HONOURS AT ARMAGH INTERNATIONAL ROAD RACE

14 February 2018

NI and Ulster team ready for Armagh International Road Races

Commonwealth Games bound Emma Mitchell (QUB AC / Eamonn Christie), and James Edgar (City of Lisburn AC / Heather Ardis) will lead a strong Northern Ireland & Ulster team into tomorrow night’s Armagh International Road Races (Thursday 15th February 2018).

NI and Ulster team ready for Armagh International Road Races

13 February 2018

Athletics 365 Workshop taking place in March

The Athletics 365 Workshop will take place at Ulster University's Jordanstown Campus (Indoor Track) on Sunday 11th March from 1.30-5.30pm. This workshop will introduce the Athletics 365 Coach Pack and discuss the British Athletics Athlete Development Model.

Athletics 365 Workshop taking place in March

13 February 2018

Event Group Sprints Squad

13 February 2018

Success for Three Local Coaches at Sport NI Awards

Success for Three Local Coaches at Sport NI Awards

13 February 2018

Athletics NI coaches undertake Strength & Conditioning programme

Athletics NI coaches undertake Strength & Conditioning programme

12 February 2018

Flying Coach Visits Now Available For Running Clubs

Flying Coach Visits Now Available For Running Clubs

12 February 2018

CIARA MAGEEAN CLOCKS WORLD INDOOR STANDARD AS SOMMER LECKY EQUALS IRISH RECORD

CIARA MAGEEAN CLOCKS WORLD INDOOR STANDARD AS SOMMER LECKY EQUALS IRISH RECORD

09 February 2018

NI & Ulster Athletes Search For Galway Gold

A host of local talent will travel to Galway this weekend, all in search of gold medals at the Irish Life AAI National Intermediate and Masters XC Championships. The event will take place at the Kilcornan Estate, Clarinbridge in County Galway (Sunday 11th February 2018).

NI & Ulster Athletes Search For Galway Gold

08 February 2018

Clubmark Information Session

Clubmark Information Session

07 February 2018

Bookings now being taken for 3rd NI & Ulster Endurance Development Squad

05 February 2018

Athletics NI host NI and Ulster Age Group Indoor Championships in Athlone

A high level of performance was evident as Athletics Northern Ireland took their NI & Ulster Age Group Indoor Track & Field Championships on the road this weekend (Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th February 2018).

Athletics NI host NI and Ulster Age Group Indoor Championships in Athlone

05 February 2018

Kate OConnor improves Irish Record as Megan Marrs edges close to World Indoors Standard

Multi-Event star Kate O’Connor (St Gerard’s AC Dundalk / Gough, Kerr, McMullen, O’Connor, Reynolds) improved her own Irish Pentathlon records as Northern Ireland & Ulster athletes enjoyed a busy weekend of indoor athletics action (Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th February 2018).

Kate OConnor improves Irish Record as Megan Marrs edges close to World Indoors Standard

05 February 2018

Mark McKinstry and Jessica Craig win Penultimate Round of Athletics NI XC League at Stormont

Northern Ireland senior international athletes Mark McKinstry (North Belfast Harriers) and Jessica Craig (North Down AC) ran out victorious as a record breaking crowd took on the penultimate race of the Athletics NI XC League 2017/18, the Stormont XC in Belfast (Saturday 3rd February 2018).

Mark McKinstry and Jessica Craig win Penultimate Round of Athletics NI XC League at Stormont

02 February 2018

NI and Ulster Indoor Age Group Championships set for AIT Arena in Athlone

Athletics Northern Ireland will host the NI & Ulster Age Group Indoor Track & Field Championships at the state-of-the-art AIT Arena in Athlone, Ireland this weekend (Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th February 2018).

NI and Ulster Indoor Age Group Championships set for AIT Arena in Athlone

31 January 2018

Stanley Vennard Obituary

29 January 2018

Amy Foster and Adam McMullen Enter the Record Books as Local Athletes Impress

Amy Foster (City of Lisburn AC / David Reid) and Adam McMullen (Crusaders AC / Alan Kennedy) produced record breaking performances as Northern Ireland and Ulster athletes enjoyed a successful weekend of competition (Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th January 2018).

Amy Foster and Adam McMullen Enter the Record Books as Local Athletes Impress

29 January 2018

2018 NI and Ulster Intermediate and Masters Cross Country Championship

Craig McMeechan (North Down AC), Rebecca Wallace (Lagan Valley AC), Ian Bailey (Newcastle AC) and Catherine Diver (Beechmount Harriers) struck gold as athletes battled it out in tough conditions at the NI & Ulster Intermediate and Masters Cross Country Championships (Saturday 27th January 2018).

2018 NI and Ulster Intermediate and Masters Cross Country Championship

26 January 2018

Attention Throws Coaches

This Saturday, 27th January Goldie Sayers will travel to Northern Ireland to deliver a Performance Lifestyle Seminar to Youth Academy Athletes. A three-time Olympian, British javelin record holder and 11 time UK Champion, Goldie has dominated her event and is one of athletics’ most popular ambassadors.

Attention Throws Coaches

25 January 2018

Weekend Preview - 2018 NI and Ulster Intermediate and Masters XC Championships

The Billy Neill Playing Fields in Belfast will play host to this weekend’s Northern Ireland & Ulster Intermediate and Masters Cross Country Championships (Saturday 27th January 2018).

Weekend Preview - 2018 NI and Ulster Intermediate and Masters XC Championships

23 January 2018

Kate OConnor Smashes Irish Records as Local Athletes Secure Gold in Athlone

Commonwealth Games bound Kate O’Connor (St Gerard’s AC Dundalk / Gough, Kerr, McMullen, O’Connor, Reynolds) smashed the Irish Senior, Under 23 and Junior Pentathlon records on her way to victory at this weekend’s AAI National Indoor Combined Events Championships in Athlone, Ireland (Saturday 20th January 2018).

Kate OConnor Smashes Irish Records as Local Athletes Secure Gold in Athlone

19 January 2018

Athletics NI host endurance camp in Murcia

Athletics NI have taken five endurance athletes from the Podium Potential and Commonwealth Potential squads for a supported training camp in Murcia, Spain.

Athletics NI host endurance camp in Murcia

19 January 2018

Kate OConnor heads local challenge for National gold in Athlone

A host of local talent will be chasing National titles at this weekend’s Irish Life Health National Indoor Combined Events in Athlone, Ireland (Saturday 20th January 2018).

Kate OConnor heads local challenge for National gold in Athlone

17 January 2018

NI and Ulster Team Selected for UK Inter Counties XC

Many congratulations to the following athletes who have been selected to represent Northern Ireland & Ulster at the UK Inter Counties XC to be held in grounds of Prestwold Hall, Loughborough on 10th March 2018.

NI and Ulster Team Selected for UK Inter Counties XC

15 January 2018

Second Commonwealth Games Preparation Camp Underway in Tenerife

Five Northern Ireland athletes have resumed training in Tenerife having now been selected to represent Team NI in the Gold Coast. Having already attended Athletics NI’s December camp Leon Reid, Adam Kirk-Smith, Kate O’Connor, Ben Reynolds and Adam McMullen are spending a  further 10 days training in the Antonio Domíngez Alfonso stadium in Playa De Las Americas.

Second Commonwealth Games Preparation Camp Underway in Tenerife

15 January 2018

Mark McKinstry and Catherine Diver win Mighty Oaks XC

Northern Ireland internationals Mark McKinstry (North Belfast Harriers) and Catherine Diver (Beechmount Harriers) showed their class to secure top honours in the latest round of the Athletics NI Cross Country League 2017/18, the Mighty Oaks XC (Saturday 13th January 2018).

Mark McKinstry and Catherine Diver win Mighty Oaks XC

12 January 2018

NI and Ulster Team Announced for Armagh International Road Races

Congratulations to the 8 athletes selected to represent Northern Ireland & Ulster in the 2018 Armagh International Road Races, which are being held on the Mall in Armagh on the evening of 15th February.

NI and Ulster Team Announced for Armagh International Road Races

12 January 2018

Athletics NI XC League moves onto the Mighty Oaks XC

The now famous ‘Acorn Hill’ awaits athletes as they look forward to the sixth round of the Athletics NI XC League 2017/18, the Mighty Oaks Cross Country.  The re-scheduled event, hosted by Acorns AC, will take place on Saturday 13th January 2018 at the Mid Ulster Sports Arena in Cookstown.

Athletics NI XC League moves onto the Mighty Oaks XC

11 January 2018

Sprint Event Group Squad with Alan Kennedy

Athletics NI can now announce the second date for Sprints Event Group Squad. These squads are designed to deliver appropriate physical preparation sessions and provide development opportunities, networking and planning support for coaches.

Sprint Event Group Squad with Alan Kennedy

10 January 2018

Geoff and Jake Wightman Lead Successful Endurance Coach Network

The latest Athletics NI Endurance Coaches Network (ECN) took place on 5th January 2018 at the Holiday Inn, the night before the IAAF Antrim International Cross Country competition, with 30 of Northern Ireland’s leading endurance coaches attending.

Geoff and Jake Wightman Lead Successful Endurance Coach Network

10 January 2018

Armagh International Road Race Coming Up Next Month

James Vallely, the new Director of the Armagh International Road Race now in its 28th year, speaking at the race launch last month spoke of the development of the race over the past years to its current status as the top road race event in the world.

Armagh International Road Race Coming Up Next Month

09 January 2018

Local Athletes Open Indoor Season with Personal Bests

Three Northern Ireland and Ulster athletes kicked off their 2018 indoor track and field season this weekend with personal best performances (Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th January 2018).

Local Athletes Open Indoor Season with Personal Bests

09 January 2018

Athletics NI host Jumps Squad

The first of the Athletics NI Event Group Jumps squads took place last month on December 2nd and saw over 20 athletes and coaches take part in beginner/ intermediate pole vault and horizontal jumps sessions.

Athletics NI host Jumps Squad

06 January 2018

Kenyan Stars Excel at Antrim International XC

Kenyan stars Timothy Cheruiyot and Margaret Chelimo Kipkemboi secured top honours as a host of world class talent descended on CAFRE Greenmount for the 41st annual running of the Antrim International Cross Country.

Kenyan Stars Excel at Antrim International XC

04 January 2018

All Roads Lead to Greenmount and the Antrim International XC

A host of World Class talent, including last year’s Diamond League Trophy winner Timothy Cheruiyot (Kenya) and double European XC gold medallist Fionnuala McCormack (Ireland), will be in action at this weekend’s Antrim International Cross Country at CAFRE Greenmount, Antrim (Saturday 6th January 2018).

All Roads Lead to Greenmount and the Antrim International XC

03 January 2018

12 Athletes named to TeamNI for Gold Coast 2018

The Northern Ireland Commonwealth Games Council (NICGC) has announced its team for the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. Athletics Northern Ireland is delighted that 12 Track & Field athletes have been selected. With a mix of youth and experience, this is one of the most competitive teams in our history.

12 Athletes named to TeamNI for Gold Coast 2018

21 December 2017

Northern Ireland and Ulster Team Selected for Antrim International Cross Country

The Northern Ireland and Ulster Teams for the IAAF Antrim International Cross Country has been announced. Many congratulations to the following athletes who have been selected to represent Northern Ireland and Ulster in the 2018 IAAF Antrim International, which are being held at the Greenmount Campus, Antrim on 6th January.

Northern Ireland and Ulster Team Selected for Antrim International Cross Country

20 December 2017

Endurance Coaches Network with Geoff and Jake Wightman

Athletics Northern Ireland are delighted to announce Geoff and Jake Wightman as guest speakers for our Endurance Coaches Network to be held at the Holiday Inn the night before the IAAF Antrim International Cross Country competition on 5th January 2018..

Endurance Coaches Network with Geoff and Jake Wightman

20 December 2017

Athletics Northern Ireland Announce AfterShokz as Official Headphone Partner

Athletics Northern Ireland is pleased to announce AfterShokz as an official headphone partner.

Athletics Northern Ireland Announce AfterShokz as Official Headphone Partner

19 December 2017

Commonwealth Games Preparation Camp Underway

On 12th December ten Commonwealth Games nominated athletes departed for Athletics NI’s preparation camp in Playa Las Americas, Tenerife. Amongst those attending are Ciara Mageean (2016 European 1500m bronze medallist), England-based athletes – Leon Reid, Mollie Courtney and Adam Kirk- Smith and Junior International athletes Jack Agnew and Kate O’Connor.

Commonwealth Games Preparation Camp Underway

18 December 2017

A weekend of XC Action in the North West and Waterford

This weekend saw some great cross country action all over the island of Ireland, with the North West XC, part of the Athletics NI XC League, taking place in Derry-Londonderry. As if this wasn't enough, we also saw the Irish Life AAI National Uneven Age Group & Novice XC Championships in Waterford.

A weekend of XC Action in the North West and Waterford

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

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