James selected for World Championships!

Ballymena Runners athlete James Hamilton has been named amongst the 49-strong Great Britain squad for the forthcoming World Para Athletics Championships to be held in London next month.

Competing in the T20 800m and 1500m categories, James has been in excellent form and, indeed, recently recorded the third fastest 1500m time this year at an event in Dublin.

"I'm honoured and very pleased to have been selected by British Athletics to compete at the World Championships," he said.

"I would just like to say a big massive thank you to British Athletics for selecting me on to the team. Secondly I would just like to say a big massive thank you to my coach Mark (Kirk) and to the amazing group I train with for all your help and support, and to Athletics NI Youth Academy S&C coaches Laura, Tom, Dean and Adam for your help and support as well.”

And, of course, everyone at Ballymena Runners is so proud of James and wishes him every success.