Welcome to the web-site of the Mid-Ulster Athletic Club, Magherafelt, Northern Ireland.
The Mid-Ulster Athletic Club seeks to promote community participation in healthy recreation by providing coaching and facilities for athletic sports in the Mid-Ulster area. The home stadium of the club is Meadowbank Sports Arena, Ballyronan Road, Magherafelt BT45 6EH. Tel: 028 7939 7117.
New members are always welcome and the Club caters for a full spectrum of ages, from 5 years to 70+years! Check out our weekly schedule by clicking Training & Competition!
Club News (click to view)
Southern Sports Partnership Primary School Cross Country Promotion
On Thursday 8 October Lucy Kelly running for her school St. Patrick's Primary, Glen, Maghera had an outstanding win in the Primary Schools Event organised by the Southern Sports Partnership and held in Cookstown. Well done Lucy.
COMBER CUP CROSS COUNTRY RACES
On Saturday 10 October Grace Carson took part in the girls under 17, 4000m cross counrty race in Comber and over a hilly course had an outstanding win. She stayed with the leaders for 3k and then broke away on her own to win her first cross country race.Excellent performance.
The clubs' winter training is in full swing with the Primary School age group engaged in various activities indoors on a Tuesday from 7:00pm. The development group aged from 11 to 14 years are also indoors working on various phases of their condition. The senior group aged from 15 years and up is working hard towards the N.I./Ulster indoor championships to be held in Magherafelt in February. The adult senior and masters group is growing in size weekly and are training hard for the season ahead. Our cross country group led by Grace Carson is developing nicely. All the these groups meet on Tuesday at 8:00pm and on Thursday at 7:00pm throughout the winter. All welcome.
NI & Ulster Championships, Antrim Forum, 13 June 2015
Congratulations to Grace Carson (Cookstown High School ) who ran a superb 5.09.52 to win bronze in the U16 girls 1500m at the NI & Ulster Championships at Antrim Forum on Saturday 13 June. See Club News for more information.
Well done also to Aidan McCluskey (St. Mary's, Magherafelt) who recorded a new PB of 5.09.71 in the U14 boys 1500m. In his first competitive 1500m for over a year, Aidan took 11.1 seconds off his PB to finish a creditable sixth overall.
Congratulations also to Emma Graham(Carrickfergus Grammar) on her bronze medal performance over 200m at under 18 level in the N.I. & Ulster Championships.
Congrats to Martin Mellon (St. Pauls, Kilrea ) on being selected for the Ulster Schools 4 x 100m relay team in Santry, Dublin Friday evening. (running the third leg)
Leinster Masters Championships at Tullamore, Co. Offlay Sunday 31 May.
Congratulations to Barrie Holmes on his extraordinary quadruple gold medal achievement at the Leinster Masters! See Club News.
All-Ireland Juvenile Indoor Championships, Athlone, 28 March 2015
Congratulations to Mid-Ulster AC athletes who competed for NI & Ulster today in Athlone. See more under Club News
Mid-Ulster Athletic Club achieves Clubmark NI Quality Standard
The Mid-Ulster Athletic Club in Magherafelt has been presented with the prestigious Clubmark NI award, the quality standard for junior sports clubs in N Ireland. It becomes the first sports club based in the town to achieve the award, following a rigorous assessment process.
Clubmark NI is Northern Ireland's junior club accreditation and development programme. Mid-Ulster Athletic Club achieved Clubmark NI accredited status by meeting defined quality standards in the areas of:
• Effective Management;
The Club has been working towards the standard with the assistance of Athletics NI, the governing body for athletics in N Ireland.
NI & Ulster 9/10/11/12/13 Championships, Shercock, Co. Cavan - 1 June 2014 : Triple Gold for Ryan O'Kane!
Well down to all the Mid-Ulster AC athletes who competed!
Particular congratulations to Ryan O'Kane who won Gold in the Boys U12 60m (8.37 seconds), Shot and Javelin.
NI & Ulster Juvenile Indoor Championships, Meadowbank Arena - 8/9 Feb 2014
Congratulations to all the Mid-Ulster AC athletes who competed at the NI & Ulster Championships! A marvellous haul of medals, both team and individual, comprising 4 Gold, 6 Sliver and 2 Bronze! See Club News.
All-Ireland Cross Country (Even Age) Championships, Santry Park, Dublin - 17 Nov 2013
Well done to Aidan McCluskey who competed for the Ulster team at the All-Ireland Championships over a distance of 2000m. Aidan ran a solid race in a massive field of some 166 runners. Although well out of the medals, he gained some great race experience amongst some outstanding athletes.
Ulster Athletics Council Star Awards, 15 Nov 2013
Congratulations to Aidan McCluskey who received an Ulster Athletics Star Award at the annual prize-giving night held in the Four Seasons Hotel, Monaghan. See Club News
NI & Ulster Championships, Finn Valley Track, Co. Donegal - 2 June 2013
Congratulations to Aidan McCluskey who picked up two golds and a bronze in the U12 Championships on Sunday. See Club News for full details.
star track summer camp. Will be held at Meadowbank SportsCentre from Monday 12th to Friday 16th August 13 from 10:00am to 1:00pm each day.
Age groups catered for are Minor Minors age 5, 6 and 7; Junior group age 9, 10 and 11; Senior group ages 11 to 15 years. Entry forms are now available and to secure your special 'T' shirt and goody bag you should consider enrolling now. Contact any member of the coaching staff.
Our club President Patsy Forbes continues to amaze with outstanding performances in the Masters Championships. In the magnificient new purpose built athletics indoor International Arena in Athlone at the Irish Championships Patsy won the 60m in 8.96secs and then added the 200m in 30.89secs. Not content with the Irish double he then headed off to London to the Lee Valley indoor arena near the Olympic Stadium and won the British 60m in 8.69secs and the 200m in 30.01secs, both new Irish record times. Also at Athlone Earl Taylor in his age group was 3rd in the 60m with 9.16secs, 2nd in 200m with 31.56seca 3rd in 400m with 74.71secs, 2nd in Long Jump with 3m 35cm and 2nd in the Shot with 8m40cm. All good performances for a multi event athlete.
Nearer to home the N.I./Ulster Juvenile indoor championships were held in the Meadowbank Arena and Jordanstown. At Meadowbank the club had 12 athletes competing in various events, a record number for this competitin. The outstanding athlete for the club was 11 year old Sebastian Hastings who had a tremendous competition in the u12 High Jump which he won with a jump of 1m16cm and thus qualified for the Irish championships in Athlone in March. At these championships Aidan McCluskey also under 12 had a good run in the 600m where he won the silver medal in 1min 53.95secs. In the boys under 19 years Sammy Rosborough in his last year as a juvenile won the silver in the 200m in 26.60secs also qualyifying for the Irish championships.A number of other athletes had good early season performances and if prepared to knuckle down to some serious training will get the results later in the year.
At round two of the these championships which were held in Jordanstown the club again had a record number of athletes competing this time fifteen and won 2 gold, 2 silver and a bronze medal. A total over the two venues of 3 Gold, 4 Silver and 1 Bronze medal a record haul in recent years. Aiden McCluskey boys under 12 years won a brilliant gold medal in 9.01secs over 60. In the boys under 15 years Martin Mellon ran a great race to lift the silver medal in 7.81secs. Ryan McCloy was fourth in this race with a personal best of 8.29secs. The best race of the championships was the boys under 17 where Dominic Bradley held on to win in a photo finish in a time of 7.51secs both first and second being credited with the same time. Jessica McGurk had a great race in the girls under 18 years to lift the silver medal in 8.69secs. Sammy Rosborough rounded off a good year for him by winning the bronze medal in the boys under 19 yearts with a time of 8.13secs. All now look forward to the Irish Championships in Athlone.
Juvenile all-Ireland Cross Championships, Adamstown, Co Wexford, Sunday 19 December 2012
Aidan McCluskey represented his club and province in his first ever all-Ireland event with great distinction. Showing great courage to overcome pre-race nerves, he ran a fine race to finish in a time that was joint 20th in a field of 147 athletes, recording 5 min 38 seconds on the 1500m course. This was excellent experience for a promising Mid-Ulster AC athlete!
Malcolm Cup, Ballyclare, Sat 1 Dec 2012
Congratulations to Aidan McCluskey who won the U11 Boys Cross Country event (0.5miles) in a time of 3min 19 seconds.
Silver for Aidan McCluskey in U11 NI & Ulster Cross Country Championships, Killybegs, Co. Donegal - 11 November 2012
Congratulations to Aidan McCluskey who ran a courageous 1200m race to win silver in the U11 NI & Ulster XC Championships on 11 Nov 12. In typical style, Aidan forced the pace from an early stage in a field of some 75 athletes. Competing against the outstanding Black twins from Cranford AC, Aidan had a fight in his hands. When the composed and graceful Stephen Black (184) struck for home with about 200m to go, Aidan had it all to do. As the gap opened, trouble loomed behind as well as the pack seemed to close on Aidan, led by the determined Conor Black (185). However, Aidan had a title to defend and dug deep once again to kick for home with less than 100m to go. Despite a strong finish, he was unable to reach Stephen Black but held off brother Conor for the silver medal. These three talented young athletes now go on the represent Ulster at the All-Ireland Championships in Co. Wexford on Sunday 9 December 12. We wish them all well!
Congratulations to Kyle Colgan and Conor McCluskey who medalled at the Aviva Sportshall Ulster Championship finals. Kyle won silver in the U15 4-lap race with a time of 43.9 seconds. Conor won gold in the U13 Speed Bounce with 83 bounces in 30 seconds and came second in the 8 lap Paarlauf in 1:40.9. Kyle's U15 County Londonderry team were overall winners and go through to the UK Finals in April. Conor's U13 County team finished runners-up to County Donegal.
NI & Ulster Juvenile Champtionships, Odyssey Arena, 11 Feb 2012
Congratulations to Conor McCluskey who ran personal bests in the 60m and 800m Boys U14 events. Despite this, it was a disappointing day for Conor as he missed out on qualfication for the 60m final by 0.02 seconds and missed out on a bronze medal in the 800m time trials by 0.33 seconds.
Silver for Aidan McCluskey in Primary Schools Boys 1100m at Antrim IAAF Cross Country, Antrim, 21 Jan 12!
"Athletics for All" Guest Programme Autumn 2011
Those who did not receive a copy of these can now print them off on-line. Remember - only athletes who have completed all the Skills Challenges will be eligibile for a "Athletics for All" completion certificate at the end of the programme. If you are unsure of any of the skills, just ask a coach - that's what we're here for!
Week 4 of the programme will resume on Thursday 10 November @ 615pm for registration.
Ages 2000/01: 630pm – 730pm Ages 1998/99: 630pm – 8pm. BRING WATER & WARM CLOTHES
Please return all completed Skills Challenge sheets to qualify for a Certificate of Completion.
Gold for Aidan McCluskey in U10 NI & Ulster Cross Country Championships!
Solid performance by Mid-Ulster Athletes at NI & Ulster Cross Country Championships (Even Ages) in Killybegs, 23 Oct 11
Personal Bests 2011 and Club Records have now been added as two new pages under the Results section.
Outstanding results at Irish Masters Championships in Tullamore - see Club Notes
Open Graded Meet Magherafelt Wed. 31 August=4 Throws plus Pole Vault + 100,400,1500
Congratulations to Adam McMullen on winning the Irish Senior Long Jump Championship at Santry
Golden haul of medals at N.I. Masters Championships Mary Peters Track Saturday 27/6/11 - see club notes
Adam McMullen 2nd in long jump and 1st in high jump for his Liverpool Club in British League
Congratulations to Conor McCluskey who set a new PB of 1min 48.3 seconds in the 600m for u13 boys at Tullamore on Sunday 10th July
Adam McMullen selected by Ireland to compete in European u23 Championship in Ostrava, Czech Republic 14 - 17 July.
Adam McMullen Jumps 7m 61cm in Oordegem, Belguim New P.B. and European under 23 Championships qualifying distance. Runs 200m P.B. of 21.89secs.
30/6/11=Adam McMullen Jumps 7m 44cm for 2nd place in Namur, Belgium - Competes again in Oordeegem, Belgium 2nd July
Fantastic weekend of Gold Medal winning performances for Andrew Doyle, Matthew Doyle, Adam McMullen, Des Ryan, Jacquline Burns and Jordan Greer-See Club News for details
Andrew Doyle smashes Northern Ireland and Irish Record and sets qualyfying distance for European Junior Championships. At the 3rd round of the N. I. Y.A.L in Magherafelt Wednesday 15 June Andrew Doyle threw the 6kg hammer out to a new N. I. Junior and Irish record of 66m 25cm an improvement of 2m on his previous best but more significantly it exceeded the Irish qualifying standard for the European Junior Championships to be held in Estonia later this summer. See Club News for more.
Andrew Doyle in his final year at the Irish Schools Track and Field Championships in Tullamore has won the senior hammer with a new P.B. of 62m 58cm and the shot with 15m 80cm - Congratulations Andrew from all at the club.
Andrew Doyle set a new Northern Ireland Junior Hammer record at the N.I. Senior Championships at Antrim Forum to day saturday 10 June with a throw of 64m 25cm. During the course of the competition he brole the old record three times. He is now number two in ireland and three in the U. K.
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