Natural Gas Fuels Castle Running Festival


More than 1,600 runners took to the picturesque gardens of Hillsborough Castle and Grounds on Sunday for the inaugural Hillsborough Castle Running Festival which was supported by Phoenix Natural Gas.

As Hydration Partner, Phoenix Natural Gas kept the runners across the 5k, 10k and half marathon courses refreshed throughout, while local Ulster Rugby stars Kyle and Zach McCall where on hand at the Phoenix stand for photos with race participants and their families as part of the festival.

Speaking about the partnership, Jonathan Martindale, Director of Sales and Marketing at Phoenix Natural Gas said: “Phoenix Natural Gas has been working in Hillsborough to extend the natural gas network and bring fuel choice to the area.

“As a company actively engaged in adding value to communities we were delighted to partner with Run Together for the first ever Hillsborough Castle Running Festival and offer runners from right across Northern Ireland the opportunity to explore these beautiful grounds.”

Through the extension of its licence to East Down, Phoenix Natural Gas is bringing natural  gas to over 28,000 properties in 13 towns, including  of Ballynahinch, Hillsborough, Downpatrick, Castlewellan, Dromore, Newcastle and Saintfield.