Victoria Park and Connswater AC

“If you want to be a lion, you must train with lions”

At Victoria Park & Connswater AC we welcome members of various disciplines – we run marathons and ultras, we run track and throw shot. We work hard and we value athletes of all abilities who want to be the best that they can be.

About

Victoria Park in East Belfast is our home and we meet several times a week to train. We work hard and we encourage a supportive atmosphere within our club. With experienced and passionate coaches, we are here to help you achieve your best. Get in touch if you’d like to come along to a training session, we’d love to have you.

If you want to work hard to be the best that you can be at your discipline then we are here to help you achieve that. Get in touch!

Gerry Carson

Gerry Carson

Honorary President

Ray Leitch

Ray Leitch

Chairperson

Keith Purdy

Keith Purdy

Club Coach

Jenny Black

Jenny Black

Club Captain

Stuart Wilson

Stuart Wilson

Club Captain

Training

Our training sessions take place in Victoria Park, Belfast BT3 9EF - however we are currently on hold due to to current COVID-19 restrictions.

Before COVID-19 - our weekly training times were:

  • Monday - 6pm
  • Wednesday - 6pm
  • Saturday - varies
  • Sunday - varies

Our athletes represent the club at all sorts of events from road races to mountain ultras. We regularly take part in parkrun and help out with Jog Belfast programmes.

Competitive membership costs £50 a year and includes: registration with Athletics NI, Final Surge club training app, club vest, entry to club supported races, long sleeved training top and more!

Club Records

1500m 5:57 Edyta Różycka-Gabryś 2018
Mile (Road) 5:43 Sarahjane Cooke 2018
Mile (Track) 4:52 Ed Cooke
Mile (Road) 4:55 Steve Goan 2020
3000m 11:04 Jenny Black 2018
3000m 8:45 John Craig 2020
5K 17:40 Sarahjane Cooke 2020
5K 15:52 Stephen Wylie 2019
5 miles 29:57 Leann Gibson 2020
10K 36:52 Natalie Hall 2020
10K 32:04 John Craig 2019
10 miles 1:06:15 Leann Gibson 2018
10 miles 54:19 Stephen Wylie 2018
Half marathon 1:24:26 Leann Gibson 2020
Half marathon 1:11:51 Stephen Wylie 2020
Marathon 3:01:28 Leann Gibson 2019
Marathon 2:33:09 Chris Hutchinson 2019

Club Honours

2017 Male NI Half Marathon Road Championship Silver Medalists (Team)
2018 Male NI 10K Road Championship Silver Medalists (Team)
2018 Female NI Master Road Relay Championship Bronze Medalists
2019 Male NI Master Road Relay Championship Silver Medalists

Contact

If you’re interested in training with us or have any questions please get in touch and we’ll do our best to help.