Comber Cup

The first XC race of the season also incorporated the trials for the forth coming Home Countries Vets International in Santry. Both Eddie and Greg had good runs. Eddie has been having injury problems recently and was happy to be running never mind finishing 6th in the O/45 category. He now has to wait to…Continue Reading…

PB For Greg In Dublin

Greg McClure edged ever closoure to a Sub 3 hour marathon with a PB in Dublin on Monday. Running solidly throughout recording negative splits his times where: Place 251 Cat Place 24 10Km 00:46:38 Half 01:35:53 Chip Time 03:03:50 Finish 03:04:13

Wallace Park Relays

It was rather an overcast and chilly start to the day but the temperature increased as the day progressed and the racing commenced. Ben McCullough was first off and although still only 10years old, had a fine run in the under 14boys race covering the 1400m in a time of 5.51 Ellen Wallace had possibly…Continue Reading…

Start of Summer Racing

QUB 5k As the so called summer racing programme gets underway one may wonder when winter finished however at least the results so far are quite warming. On what was a cold and windy wednesday evening Paul and Damien headed the small Abbey squad home with 5th and 6th placings in the Queens 5k. Paul…Continue Reading…

Crawfordsburn Country Park Trail Race

Paul Pollock came out an easy winner in the Crawfordsburn 5k trail race which includes several steep climbs and flat fast sections over scenic forest paths, grass and road. In the leading group from the off Paul had a commanding lead by half distance as they entered the flat shore path section increasing his lead…Continue Reading…

Abbey AC- International Report

James McIlroy produced a season best performance of 1-45.91 to finish seventh in the semi-final of the World Champs this evening. James who had an excellent win in the first round heat,can now concentrate on his preparation for the Commonwealth Games next March. Well done James. Leigh Whiteside and Paul Pollock travel to Derby this…Continue Reading…

Weekend News

Abbey athletes were competing at home (refer to Seeley Report); in Liverpool and at Sligo over the weekend. Young Jennifer McBrien had a outstanding run in the U15 girls race in the Liverpool Cross Challenge event on Saturday. This was Jennifer’s first international vest (she has competed in the London Mini-Marathon before)and justified her selection…Continue Reading…

Joe Seeley 10k

Annadale’s Paddy Hamilton won his first NI 10k road championship. He broke away from defending champion, Paul Rowan, in the late stages of the race to win in 30.40. James Connor, guesting in the Annadale colours, finished third. Annadale’s stranglehold on the team prize was broken as Willowfield packed 6 in the top 18 to…Continue Reading…

Commonwealth Games Selection

Abbey AC will have three members travelling to the Commonwealth Games in Australia next March: James McIlroy(800),Michael Allen(Javelin)& Bobby Rea (Head Coach). James(1-44.65 set2005)and Michael(75.43 set2002)are current NI record holders and have achieved the games nomination standard consistantly over the last few years. Both Abbey athletes will be joined on the team by Zoe Brown(Pole…Continue Reading…

10mile pb for Jenny

Jenny Pyper smashed her previous best over 10miles today running 63.55 in the Whitney 10. Her previous best had been set in Dublin the day before the Mazda Finals but today ran one and a half minutes faster to win the senior ladies category.