Wednesday evening will see a high quality athletics meeting at Antrim Forum with the running of the Brian Downing Memorial International. The event is being organised by Athletics NI of which Brian was a past President, in conjunction with Lagan Valley Athletics Club. Brian was the Chairman of Lagan Valley up until his death in July of last year.
The Antrim Forum track is where athletes from Egypt, Kuwait. Sudan and Qatar are having a training camp as they fine tune their training for the Olympics. This event will provide them with what is likely to be their last opportunity to judge race fitness and for local athletes there is the opportunity of high class competition right on their doorstep. North west athletes who have confirmed their entry include City of Derry's Conor Bradley (1500m), Pajo Hamilton (800m), Amy McDaid (800m), Amy Jackson (800m) and J. P. Williamson(3000m) and Letterkenny's Pauric McKinney (3000m). All of these athletes will be aiming for personal bests.
It would be hoped that the organisers are able to make this an annual event in the athletics calendar.