Commonwealth athlete Adam McMullen is top of the class

23 March 2018

Commonwealth athlete Adam McMullen is top of the class

Following the success of the Flahavan’s Porridge Athletics Northern Ireland Junior Cross-Country League, the highest performing primary school was rewarded with a bespoke training session, led by Commonwealth Long Jumper, Adam McMullen.

Loughview Integrated Primary School, were top of the class, having claimed best overall boys’ team, and second place overall for the girls’ team, at the league final which took place in February.

The format of the session included a dynamic warm up, followed by a sprint session and Q&A with Adam.

“I was delighted to partner with Flahavan’s Porridge to deliver a training session to such ambitious young athletes”, said Adam.

“The league is a great way to get kids active and involved in sport and I really enjoyed giving them an insight into how I prepare for training - it’s so important to start the day with a nutritious breakfast - and I love porridge due to its slow releasing energy for my long sessions.”

Aoife O’Shea, Brand Manager, for Flahavan’s Porridge said, “This was the most successful year to date for the league, with over 6,200 young athletes taking part. This is our seventh year of sponsorship, and it’s great to see the league go from strength to strength and help thousands of young athletes across Northern Ireland nurture their talents. The sponsorship is the perfect fit for Flahavan’s – as a brand one of our key aims is to encourage young people to adopt a healthy lifestyle, where nutrition plays a key role."

"We introduced a new initiative this year for the highest performing school to help communicate this message with a special training session highlighting the benefits of a nutritious diet and regular exercise - designed to inspire the young people involved. With less than a month until the start of the Commonwealth Games, we felt that Adam McMullen was the perfect person to lead the session and impart his top tips to the aspiring athletes. Well done to Loughview Integrated Primary School for their hard work and dedication throughout the league.”

For further information on the Flahavan’s Porridge Junior Cross Country League and Squad please visit our website or contact the Athletics Northern Ireland Office, via email or on 028 9060 2707

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