Foster to compete at an international athletics meet

City of Lisburn Athletics Club sprinter Amy Foster is one of nine of Team NI’s Commonwealth Athletes who will be competing at the Belfast International Athletics Meet at the Mary Peters Track on Wednesday July 2.

Organised by Athletics Northern Ireland with support from Belfast City Council, the event will see Northern Ireland’s Commonwealth athletes compete against world class athletes from across the UK, Ireland and further afield.

Local athletics fans will be able to see Team NI stars in action including Zoe Brown (Pole Vault), Amy Foster (100m), Katie Kirk (800m), Christine McMahon (400mH), Peter Glass (Decathlon), Jason Harvey (400mH), Daniel Mooney (1500m), Leon Reid (200m) and Ben Reynolds (110mH).

A highlight of the event will be the Men’s 1500 metres with an impressive international line-up already confirmed. Northern Ireland Commonwealth athlete, Danny Mooney, will be going head to head with top Australian Commonwealth athletes Ryan Gregson and Collis Birmingham. Australian 1500m record holder, Gregson, will undoubtedly be a dominant force in the race; the London Olympics semi-finalist recorded a very fast 3 minutes 36.17 seconds in May. In addition to the antipodean challengers, English Commonwealth athlete Andy Vernon will be in the running as he takes to the line against Birmingham and Gregson in both the 1500m and 5000m. St. Coco’s Paul Robinson will lead the Irish challenge and with a SB of 3.36.45 will no doubt be to the fore.

The Belfast International Athletics Meet will commence at 6.30pm with public access to the Mary Peters Track from 5.00pm. Additional car parking will be available at Sir Thomas and Lady Dixon Park from 5.00pm.

Admission is £5 per person and includes a commemorative programme, for Under 18s admission is free.