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:: If you would like the chance to compete in the B&I XC then you must have renewed your membership by 31st August. New memberships will be accepted up to 6 October 2019.

The CUT OFF DATE for changes to the League Results will be the END of MAY.


The UK and Ireland cross country international was held last weekend over the famous Aintree Racecourse. NI Masters team performed extremely well against big fields of thoroughbred runners representing the five nations. The team got off to an excellent start with gold medal wins for Terry Eakin (M70 North Down) and Brigid Quinn (W75 Ballymena) in the first race of the day.

The main women's race saw a W35 bronze medal for the NI team of Natalie Hall, Amy Bulman, Gemma McDonald and Eva Kitchen.

Next up on the race-card was the M50-M60 race. David Clarke won individual M60 bronze, only 15 seconds off gold. The M50 team put in a superb performance to take team gold (Eamon White, Steve Cairns, Gary Henderson, Justin Reid, Duncan Bell & Neil Cardy). Eamon was 2nd and Steve 3rd against formidable opposition. The final championship race saw a brilliant M35 win for Mark McKinstry. Some punters had said that Mark had taken the opposition by surprise last year in Swansea when they allowed him to establish an early lead. This year he did exactly the same thing again and came home an amazing 33 seconds clear of the next runner.

Full results:


NIMAA XC Trial and Northern Ireland Masters  XC Championships.

Saturday 12 October 2019 at QUB Grounds Upper Malone Road Belfast
11.30am Lady Masters and Male Masters 65+ (6k)
12.15pm Male Masters 35 - 64 (8k)
Entry Fee £10. Enter on the day

This year the trials will also be our Cross Country Championships.

Medals for these Championships will be distributed at the presentation dinner on 12 October 2019.

XC & Dinner

The annual dinner and prize giving will be held on 12th October in Scalini's Restaurant, Botanic Avenue, Belfast.
Further details closer to the date.

NI Masters T & F Championships 2019

29th June 2019 - Mary Peter's Track

British & Irish XC International

The British and Irish XC International is being held in Southport on Saturday 16th November 2019.

2019 AGM

The NIMAA AGM will be held at Mary Peters Track on Tuesday 7th May 2019 at 7.30pm.  If there is any item you wish to be discussed please inform Joyce McAleer in advance and please attend the AGM in person to put your point forward.


REMINDER::  If you would like the chance to compete in the B&I XC  then you must renew your membership by 31st August.

At the AGM in May 2016, a RULE was introduced that membership must have been paid in the year previous as well. This rule will come into place from next year ie August 2017.

New members must have joined by the week previous to the trials. You have been warned.

Membership Fees

Membership fees are due from 1 May.


Membership Fees

Membership is due from 1 May each year. Please pay online by Paypal / bank draft or cheque to Anne Maguire.

Click here to download our application form | Click here to make a payment with paypal

55 Years Running

Edwin (Eddie) Oxlade's book  "55 Years Running" was featured in the Spring 2014 Masters Athletics magazine. The revised version which is part history, part comment and part autobiography is available from
Edwin Oxlade, 4 Belvoir View Park, Belfast BT8 7BL   email


Membership Fees

At the Annual General Meeting on 14 May 2013 a resolution was passed that subscriptions are due for renewal on or before 31st August of each year. New members are always welcome. Any members wishing to be eligible for a team in the cross country international must be paid up by 31st August. New members are always welcome.

Click here to download our application form | Click here to make a payment with paypal


Gary Keenan (right) who won a bronze individual medal in the MV50 category

British & Irish Cross Country 2013 Cardiff

Gary Keenan and Keith Shiels each won an individual bronze medal in age M50 and M35 age groups respectively.  The ladies got bronze in the 40-44, 45-49 and 55-59 team races and the men got bronze in the 45-49 and 50-54 team races.  Excellent performances. Congratulations to all our runners.





Athletes and official enjoy NIMAA Track & Field Championships 2013

Inter-area Indoor Match at Lee Valley 7 April 2013

A team  of 6 (aged 35 to 70) travelled to the 1st Inter-area indoor track & field match at Lee Valley on 7 April 2013 finishing 5th with a score of 47 points. Good going for such a small team with Keith Shiels winning the M35 3000m. They all had a great time enjoying some excellent competition.
Results can be viewed by following the link below.
Click here.

More photos may be found  at

The outdoor inter-area match will be earlier this year on 21 July at Solihull.. Anyone interested in competing please contact Anne Maguire.