More than 260 young athletes, from beginners to experienced competitors, took part in the second event of the 2016 firmus energy Super Six Series, 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.
Phillip Hewitt, energy advisor for firmus energy, said: “The firmus energy Super Six Series is helping to develop the confidence of all of the young participants. This is only the second meet this year but already we can see how many athletes’ enthusiasm has grown since the opening event.
“It was great to see so many people involved attending this second meet and thankfully the snow and high winds which were forecast did not materialise. The Series is a great opportunity for budding athletes to ‘have a go’ and see whether they might enjoy one of the track and field events. More seasoned competitors have the chance to compete against others of the same level from across Northern Ireland, an opportunity they may not otherwise have.”
Bryan McCorkell from Lagan Valley Athletics Club, added: “We are delighted to see so many competitors and their families turn out for this meet, it has been a very encouraging start of this year’s Series. We offer our young athletes a variety of track and field sports, including the 100metre sprint, long jump, javelin and shot putt and our young people get to mix with their peers in a friendly, structured environment.
“We are really seeing the benefits of this year’s compulsory online registration process, with signing-in faster than ever, allowing more time for the athletic events.”
If you wish to take part, please make sure to register online before attending the next meet, which will take place on Thursday 2 June, by visiting:
For more information on the firmus energy Super Six Series, visit www.laganvalleyac.co.uk
or the ‘firmus energy Super 6‘ facebook page.