Borrisoleigh Track-Attack Notes

Snakes & Ladders

With just 3 rounds of the current Track-Attack Safari Team Trek left to complete, details of our next venture are available. It will be entitled the Track-Attack Snakes & Ladders Series which will again be a team event. Again the fundamental aspect of the event will be the “Fun Factor” and we will continue to encourage and promote this in all our events.

Borrisoleigh Track-Attack Notes

Track-Attackers Oisin Stapleton, Dylan Fahy, Adam Galvin, Mikey Kennedy and Paddy McCormack

This will be a 5 week Series with an entry fee of €10 for adults (€2 per night option is again available) while all our school going members are free of charge. Any potential participant has to be a member of Track-Attack which is available at €10 for adults and €5 for Under 18’s.

Teams will be of 4 or 5 in size approximately and will be picked by the Track-Attack organisers. In order to be part of a team, you have to enter by the last night of the current Series which is Monday 14th of March. The new Series will begin on Monday 21st with the teams named prior to this.

This time, there will be no penalties for a participant losing time on a given night where as they will be able to gain points for their team by improving their time each week. We would encourage everyone to be part of a team as it is purely the fun factor of the whole event. To do so, just contact either Declan Maher or Pat Keane or send a message to Track-Attack on Facebook.

An outline of the Snakes & Ladders board will be displayed soon at the track. There will be 100 squares on it and it will include an amount of both snakes and ladders. As per the board game, if a team land on a ladder, they will climb the table as a bonus but land on a snake and you slide back down the table. The object of the game will be for the team to reach that magical 100 mark!!!!

Devils Bit Climb

The families and organisers of the Devil Bit climb in aid of Temple Street hospital and in remembrance of Ronan Kennedy deserve a tremendous about of credit for the smooth running of the event. The crowd came in their hundreds and the array of colour spread out over the climb was a fantastic sight.

A striking aspect of the event was to see so many young kids giving it their all climbing the slopes which was brilliant to see. A huge congratulations to all involved.

Gazelles Leap Ahead

With just 3 rounds left of the Safari Team Trek left to go, the Track-Attack rollercoaster ride just keep on moving forward and proceedings at the top of the table are getting brilliantly close. The top 10 teams and possibly even more are capable of taking the title with all now depending on the general improvement and attendance of the various team’s participants over the final 3 rounds.

Having been placed in 16th position a few short weeks ago, The Gazelles have leaped to the top of the table after a string of superb performances from their team members. Ruairi O’Connell was their trump card in round 7 grabbing the double maximum for the team. He was backed up with a similar degree of impressiveness by Matilda Hayes, Clodagh Ryan, Delia Ryan and Siobhan Carr.

Kelley Harrington and Daniel Madden were just off their PB in round 7 but both have been in outstanding form in recent weeks clocking up some serious points for their team. Mary McLoughlin and Will Cooney have also been accumulating the points in recent weeks and the efforts of all 9 team-mates are combining brilliant as a unit and will fancy their chances of going all the way now.

The Gazelles have a total of 960 points, second in command are the Antelopes with 903, third are the Bears with 849, fourth are the Bobcats with 832 while the top 5 is completed by the Leopards with 807.

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