More than 315 young athletes from across Northern Ireland raced to take part in the first event of this year’s firmus energy Super Six Series, which was held recently at the Mary Peters Track in Belfast. Organised by Lagan Valley Athletics Club, Northern Ireland’s largest athletic series is open to all young people aged eight and up.
Peter McShane of firmus energy, said: “We’re proud to be supporting the Super Six for the fourth year running and it was great to see so many people involved in the first event of this year’s Series. To have hundreds of athletes attend the first ‘meet’ is testament to the reputation of the event and we are delighted that the firmus energy Super Six Series continues to go from strength to strength every year.”
The firmus energy Super Six Series is open to all budding athletes, both beginners who would like the opportunity to try out new track and field events and more serious competitors, who are offered a chance to go up against other skilled athletes from across Northern Ireland.
Bryan McCorkell from Lagan Valley Athletics Club, added: “This is a great start to the Series and as our events take place in the evenings, this allows as many young people as possible to take part. The events are divided into different age categories and there is a variety of track and field sports, including the 100metre sprint, long jump, javelin and shot putt.
“We’re looking forward to welcoming more young athletes over the coming weeks and would particularly encourage anyone considering taking part in the next meet to come along and have a go.
“We can already foresee that this will probably be the biggest year yet for the firmus energy Super Six Series and we are grateful for the wonderful support for the event from local families and athletes across the province.”
Online registration for the next event in the firmus energy Super Six Series, which will take place on Thursday 27 April, is now open. Athletes hoping to take part are asked to sign-up by midnight on Tuesday 25 April. For more information and to register for the event, visit the firmus energy Super 6 facebook page or click here where the £3 entry fee to each event can also be made.
firmus energy supplies customers across Northern Ireland with the benefits of natural gas such as the constant supply of hot water – perfect for a shower or bath after various track and field events! To see if you can connect and enjoy the convenience of natural gas, click here or call 0800 032 4567.