Cardiff Cross Challenge Selections

18 September 2019

Cardiff Cross Challenge Selections

Athletes from Northern Ireland & Ulster have been selected to compete at the first of the 2019 British Athletics Cross Challenge events.

Many congratulations to the following athletes who have been selected to compete at the Cardiff Cross Challenge event on 12th October 2019.






Fionntan Campbell (St Malachys AC)

Sean McGinley (Olympian Youth & AC)

Dylan McBride (Willowfield Harriers)

Callum Morgan (St Malachys AC)

Amy Greene (Rosses AC)

Cara Laverty (City of Derry Spartans)

Bethany Nixon (Dromore AC)

Aela Stewart (City of Derry Spartans)


Adam Ferris (St Malachys AC)

Peter Gracey (Beechmount Harriers)

Tony McCambridge (St Malachys AC)

Micael McCaul (St Colmans College)

Conall McClean (St Malachys AC)

Niamh Carr (Springwell Running Club)

Hannah Gilliland (Willowfield Harriers)

Mia McCalmont (Tir Chonaill AC)

Rebecca Wallace (Lagan Valley AC)


Athletics Northern Ireland are providing this experience for athletes in the U17 and U20 age groups to provide early season exposure to high level cross country competition. The athletes will run for their clubs but will travel and stay as a team at the competition.


Director of Coaching and Athlete Development, Jackie Newton, said “We are providing this extra opportunity for our young endurance athletes as part of our strategy to nurture the development of promising athletes as they negotiate their teenage years. We strive to inspire them to aim higher by exposing them to a deeper level of competition than they would otherwise get at home and also to grow their athletics friendship groups and support networks through shared competition experiences. The athletes that we have selected for this opportunity have shown promise and potential during 2019 and we are looking forward to working with them and their coaches over the next few years and beyond.”