Ballina AC

  • The Ballina AC 10Km Run/Walk will take place this Friday evening at 7pm.

    Registration will take place from Scoil Pádraig from 5.30pm.

    The race was originally scheduled to take place during the Ballina Street Festival but has been re-fixed for this Friday evening.

  • Hugh Armstrong from Knockmore finished third today in the International Half Marathon in Charleville in Cork.

    The Ballina AC member set a new personal best of 1:04:30

  • Ballina AC athlete Hugh Armstrong has finished 8th overall in the Dublin City Marathon.

    The Knockmore man was the third fastest Irish man home in a time of 2:14:21.

    Moroccan runner Othmane El-Goumri's set a new course record -- finishing the Dublin Marathon in two hours, eight minutes and four seconds.

    He crossed the finish line at Merrion Square just before 11am, just seconds ahead of Clonliffe Harriers man Stephen Scullion.

    Ethiopia's Motu Medefa completed the course in two hours, 27 minutes and one second to win the women's race.

    Aoife Cooke was the fastest Irishwoman, arriving in eighth place.

  • Personal best performances were the order of the day at this morning’s World Athletics Half Marathon Championships in Poland.

    Knockmore's Hugh Armstrong (Ballina A.C.) posted an impressive performance, securing a new PB on the lapped route.

    Armstrong crossed the line in 70th place in a time of 1:03:37.

    Kevin Seaward (St. Malachy’s A.C.) also secured a new PB on the lapped route, coming home in 58th place in a time of 1.02.58(PB).

    Ann Marie McGlynn (Letterkenny A.C.) put in a super performance to finish in 42nd place in a stacked field earlier this morning.

    McGlynn was on course for a PB from early on and she managed to maintain the excellent pace to secure the PB and a new Northern Ireland record of 1.11.40.

    The three Irish athletes will be delighted with the performances on the back of what has been a difficult season.

    This event was originally scheduled for March of this year but was postponed following the outbreak of Coronavirus.

    This is the only European or World Championship event scheduled to take place in 2020.

  • Hugh Armstrong from Ballina Athletic Club has been selected to represent Ireland in the World Athletics Half Marathon Championships in Poland on October 17th.

    This event was originally scheduled for March of this year but was postponed following the outbreak of Coronavirus.

    This is the only European or World Championship event scheduled to take place in 2020, and arrangements are still subject to change due to the pandemic.