The club was originally started in 1974 by Mike Boulton. On his return from the Commonwealth Games in New Zealand as a swimming official Mike found the Ramsey Swimming Pool closed for repairs. Trying to keep those children involved in swimming interested in sport, Mike organized a series of cross country events. The events involved half mile runs around Mooragh Parks miniature golf course, which in those days was on the current rugby pitch. In the spring of 1975 a sponsored run was organized to raise money for the cross country trophies. The run was so successful that enough money was raised to give a trophy to everyone that took part. The presentation was held at the Viking Hotel and this was when some of the parents of the children, along with Mike, got together to form the Northern Athletics Club. Some of these included; George Holland, Cathy Christian, Carol Lee and Rose Mazzone.
2012 saw over 150 children competing in the clubs athletic evenings and championships. Also this year the combined team of Northern AC and Western AC gained promotion to division 3 within the Northern Mens League.
The club hosts various well supported events – the Firemans league, Park runs and Northern 10 to name but a few. Results and details of these events can be found on this site.
Club membership is extensive with both children and adults competing at different levels. Membership is open to all and details of membership to the club can be obtained from our membership secretar.