NITENDO VINCEMUS - Through Striving We Will Overcome
Once again Ballymena & Antrim AC dominated the prize giving at the annual New Year's Day cobweb blowout over the challenging Antrim Glens course. Jarleth Falls was King of the Glens once again, defending his crown from former Olympian and former winner James McIlroy. For the 2nd year running, Gareth Hill was 3rd, completing a bit of over-distance work for the summer.
5th man home and 1st M40 was Matt Wray, while 2 places behind and 1st M35 was Ian Barrett. Adding to the trophy haul was a victory for Julian Kennedy in the M55 category, while the team was completed by Colm Ross and John Stuart.
Last Updated (Monday, 18 October 2010 00:11)
Ballymena & Antrim AC were named UK club of the year at the annual awards dinner for UK Athletics in Birmingham. Overcoming opposition from all over the UK, the club was recognised for the incredible work it does for athletes of all ages and abilities, and acknowledging the sheer number of Ulster and Irish medal winners that hale from the club.
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Last Updated (Wednesday, 10 December 2008 19:09)
On Wednesday 25th June 2008, Ballymena & Antrim athletes; Claire Wilkinson, Lauren Bell, Hannah Todd, Gary Coulter and Dean Adams, along with team leader Ian Neely set out on a rare trip to one of Sweden’s largest cities to compete in the Gothenburg World Youth Games. These games feature over three thousand competitors from over twenty countries all over the world. Such internationals as Stephan Holm have featured in these games which illustrates their significance.
We arrived in Sweden and soon discovered that it would be a very different experience to what we were used to, both socially and in competition. The Ullevi stadium which plays host to the games was a three minutes walk away from our hotel and we were all anxious to see inside it and check out the track. Exploring the city and looking for food was memorable and we soon found the places we liked and regularly visited. Walking through the city was weird as we would always have to keep an eye out for trams roaming and cars on the ‘wrong’ side of the road. Claire was nearly hit a few times. We tried different foods and as Ian enjoyed the odd coffee, we explored different cafés around the city and also visited the Hard Rock Café.
On the Thursday we ventured to the stadium to get a feel of the track and do a decent warm-up. It was a daunting feeling when we walked in and was a scary prospect of actually competing in the stadium.
Ballymena & Antrim AC are celebrating a double top after both the men's & women's track & field squads won the Irish League Division 1 title in Tullamore on Sunday. Both teams were 3rd going into the final, but 10 individual victories proved too much for their opponents and promotion to the Premier Division was confirmed by 5 points for the men and 6 points for the women.
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Last Updated (Monday, 28 July 2008 23:16)