Athletics NI announce Championship events:
The 2015 road races awarded championship status by Athletics Northern Ireland and Athletics Ulster have been confirmed by the appointed selection panel and are as follows:
5k: Queen’s 5k (March 2015 – Queen’s AC)
10k: Laganside 10k (September 2015 – North Belfast Harriers)
Half Marathon: Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon
(September 2015 – Belfast City Marathon Ltd)
Road Relay: Victoria Park Relays (October 2015 – Orangegrove AC)
John Allen, General Secretary of Athletics Northern Ireland, said:
“I am delighted that such high calibre events will host the prestigious 2015 Northern Ireland and Ulster Road Race Championships. Over the past number of years the Championships have grown in stature with titles sought after by both individual athletes and clubs. Each of these races caters to a large number of club athletes and fun runners from all parts of Ireland and further afield and I am sure this year’s events will be no exception”.
There are robust guidelines in place in relation to awarding championship status to any road race. These cover factors such as accurate distance measurement, adequate stewarding and policing, provision of toilets, first aid, water and refreshments and the general quality of the course and event organisation. Championship status can only be awarded to one event in each distance category per year, being chosen as a Championship host is evidence of the confidence Athletics Northern Ireland has in the commitment of the event organisers involved and the quality of each race.
For further information about Northern Ireland and Ulster Championship events please contact the Athletics Northern Ireland office via email firstname.lastname@example.org or on 02890 602 707.