Newry athlete shines in Fab Five series

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Friday, May 25th, 2018
Community, Sport

The second of this year’s firmus energy Fab Five Athletic Series hailed another great success with 230 participants taking part, including a number of first time competitors.

The popularity of this much-coveted event has grown in the last few years and the recent second event saw participants come from across the region, including groups from Lifford, Strabane and Carrickmore.

 

 

The athletes descended on the Mary Peters Track, Belfast on a calm and cool evening to take part in a wide range of disciplines, including some new events piloted this year.

Organised by Lagan Valley Athletics Club, Northern Ireland’s largest athletic series is open to all young people aged eight and up.

Meet 2 of the series saw local athlete Meadow McCauley from Newry Athletics Club come out on top in the U17 Women’s 800m with a very competitive time of 2.30.22 minutes.

Meadow was closely followed by Khara Edgar, who took second place with a time of 2.30.71 minutes and in third place, Edie Carroll took to the podium with a completion time of 2.31.05.

 

 

Some new disciplines have been introduced for the 2018 series. The Hammer Mixed, pitted males and females against each other in a tough hammer throw which is hurled for distance, using two hands within a throwing circle.

Cricket Ball was also a highly contested event, involving throwing a cricket ball (simulating the action of Javelin) for maximum distance.

Angeline Murphy, Marketing Manager at firmus energy, said, “The event is certainly growing in popularity and word of mouth is leading to more and more athletics groups making the trip to the Mary Peters Track to compete. It is great to see such a wide range of sporting events taking place and it offers something for everyone, of all abilities and ages.

 

 

“The Mary Peter’s Track is a special venue for our young athletes to compete, firmus energy have been a proud sponsor of this event for a number of years and we hope that will continue into the future.”

Open to all budding athletes, both beginners who would like the opportunity to try out new track and field events and more experienced competitors who compete against other skilled athletes from across Northern Ireland.

John Glover from Lagan Valley Athletics Club, added, “The next event in the series takes place on Thursday, 31st May and I look forward to welcoming even more athletes to come and try their hand at a range of track and field events.”

 

 

Online registration for the next event in the firmus energy Fab Five Series, which will take place on Thursday 31st May, is now open. 

For more information and to register for the event, visit the firmus energy Fab 5 facebook page or www.laganvalleyac.co.uk and click the ‘firmus series’ tab, where the £3 entry fee to each event can also be paid.

 

 


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