Newcastle Junior Athletics compete at the Mary Peter’s International Meet

Holly Colhoun and Calum Cope both competed in Primary Girls / Boys 60m sprint events, which featured young athletes from across the Province.  Holly finished the girls’ race in an impressive 10.66s, while Calum took first place in his race, recording a time of 9.85s.

Both Holly and Calum were delighted to be invited to attend by Athletics NI, rounding up another successful season for the Newcastle Juniors.

Athletics NI Startrack

2018 Summer Camps! Learn to Run, Jump and Throw & have great fun!
Startrack is Athletics NI’s flagship grassroots athletics programme, aiming to give 8 to 15 year olds real athletics experiences and help them to develop skills. There will be an Athletics camp – multi-event activities including sprints, jumps, throws and an Endurance running camp.

Endurance Camp @ St Colmans Track, Newry – July 25th-26th
Athletics Startrack @St Colmans Track, Newry – August 14th – 16th
Endurance Camp @Down High, Downpatrick – August 1st -2nd
Athletics Startrack @Down High, Downpatrick – August 27th – 28th

For more information visit or email

Michael Strikes Gold at Firmus Fab Five Series

NJAC ends the training season on a high with 10 year old Michael Uhomoibhi bringing home gold in the Under 13 Shot Putt event after throwing the metal ball more than 5m during his first event at the Mary Peters track in Belfast.

Michael also tried out the U13 Boys 75m Hurdles as he along with three other young athletes from Newcastle Athletics Juniors, including his sister Anna, participated in a range of events at Meet 3 of the Firmus Fab Five series. Callum Cope and Alex Johnston joined the Uhomoibhi siblings at the event for an enjoyable evening in the sun on Thursday 31st May.  Well done to all with Anna and Alex taking part in the U15 Girls 75m Hurdles and U15 Girls Long Jump. Anna also tried out the U15 Girls Shot Putt and Meet  1 double gold medallist Callum took part in the U11 Boys 100m.

The final two meets of the Firmus Fab Five series which caters for everyone aged 8 to 80+ take place on the 9th August and 31st August 2018. Further information can be obtained from the Athletics NI website at

Firmus Fab 5 Series

Congratulations to NJAC member Callum Cope who won the Under 11yrs 60m race and the Under 11yrs Long Jump at the Firmus Fab 5 Series last night held at the Mary Peters Track. Well done also to Cormac McAlinden who took part in the Boys Under 13yrs 100m and Long Jump.