Lagan Valley AC Super 5 or 6??
LAGAN VALLEY Firmus (energy) SUPER 5
Throughout its history Lagan Valley has been at the forefront of providing competition for athletes of all ages with an emphasis on the young and developing athlete.
The core idea of the “Super 5″ series has been to encourage young athletes to ‘have a go’ at a variety of events while also providing high level competition for the more experienced senior athlete.
There is no requirement to be part of a club in order to participate in these events.
Lagan Valley AC is pleased to announce that firmus energy will again be supporting their summer Track &Field series in 2015. Dates as follows; April 16th, April 30th, May 28th, June 18th, July 23rd & August 20th.
Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the popular Lagan Valley series, the club is trialling an extra date, bringing the total to 6 throughout the season.
Lagan Valley invites 1-2 representatives per club to the official launch on February 25th in the Les Jones Room at Mary Peters Track. The launch commences at 7:00 pm and will include presentation of the provisional timetables for all of the meets, and invite questions and discussion.
Also on this evening, the 2014 ‘Athletes of the Series’ awards will be presented by a special guest.
The age qualification date will again be the UKA date which was used
for the first twelve years, which is midnight 31st August / 1st September in year of competition. This means for each age group, the athlete must be actually UNDER 13 /15 / 17 on this date to qualify for that age group. For the minis age group, athletes must be minimum age 8 years old on day of competition, and U11 on 31st August in year of competition.
While the Lagan Valley Thursday meetings as a ‘Best of Belfast’ promotion in 1991 their origins can be traced back
to AAA Five Star meetings held on the old cinder track at Shaws Bridge in the 1970s. Since that time Thursday night at the Mary peters Track has become synonymous with top class athletics.
Over the years these meetings
have been the launching pad for many international athletes including medallists at
major Games. Names such as Vicki Jamison, Kelly McNeice, Kerry O’Flaherty (now
Harty) Eva Massey and Gareth Turnbull in athletics have been joined by names
who subsequently flourished in other sports such as Aaron Hughes (Soccer) and
Andrew Maxwell and Amy Davis (Rugby). Paralympic Champion Michael McKillop and IPC World
Championships medallist Sally Brown have competed in the meetings in
recent years. There is little doubt that this year we will see at least one new name who
will become a star in the future.