For any competitor that completes in their respective district athletic championships whether it be over the country or on the track icing on the cake is qualification to the Ulster Schools' Finals. For five successive years Nathan McBride has tried gallantly but without success. Yesterday he merged acute race acumen with excellent fitness to produce a strong finish to win the 800m event, in a new personal best time of 2.02 mins.
He can now look forward to experiencing his first Ulster Schools' Finals with real confidence and a sense of optimism of what else can be just around the corner.
All the very best Nathan!