Borrisoleigh Track-Attack – Superhuman Effort from Trevor

On Saturday afternoon last, Trevor Groome along with Barry Meehan, Davy Cullen and Pat Healy set out from Mizen Head in Co Cork with a view to cycling to Malin Head in Co Donegal in a 24 hour challenge. It’s a trek that many would fail to complete in a car due to the fatigue of driving but the quartet of competitor involved here are no ordinary athletes, they are a rare breed.

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The weather that greeted them on their journey was mist and rain for long spells but when one’s mind is tuned in to completing such a daunting task, such elements would not act as a deterrent in any way. When talking to Trevor during the week, he predicted that if all went well and to plan, the quartet would hit the Nenagh bypass at 11:30pm on Saturday night. They hit that stretch of road at 11 o’clock so the finishing time target was very much within their grasp.

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The Groome family at Malin Head. L-R: Evelyn, Ella, Therese, Eamon, Trevor and Jamie

The Groome family at Malin Head. L-R: Evelyn, Ella, Therese, Eamon, Trevor and Jamie

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While we were in the comforts of our beds throughout the night, the boys just drove on with an unrelenting pace of 32km per hour and as the passing kilometres were been ticked off, the finish line was getting closer while the clock kept on spouting positive readings.

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The updates kept coming and when the quartet took flight for the last leg of the journey after refuelling in Muff in Co. Donegal, it was then obvious that the 24 hour target time was going to be shattered.

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When crossing the finish line at Malin Head, the clock read just shy of 21 hours. If you were to eliminate the food breaks en-route, the total time in the saddle was 18 hours and 56 minutes. The quartet’s efforts could be described as superhuman, unbelievable and astonishing. All four deserve a huge nod of respect from anyone with any slight knowledge and interest in any code of sport. Their sense of achievement when crossing the finish line must have been surreal and surely not surpassed in their future sporting endeavours.

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All involved in Track-Attack would like to congratulate Trevor and his colleagues for their outstanding achievement. We would like to sincerely thank Trevor for offering to do the event in aid of our club. Everyone involved in the venture from the cyclist to their respective cycling clubs and the backroom team that included 2 vehicles travelling with them at all times deserve tremendous credit for their efforts. A huge well done to you all.

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Since the journey has been completed, the only question been asked around Borrisoleigh since is “What will Trevor do next?”. Only time will tell but something tell me that the “madness” isn’t quite finished yet!!!!!!!!

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Borrisoleigh 5Km

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The 3rd annual Borrisoleigh 5km is only 3 weeks away and it promises to be the best yet. We have a very attractive event put together with an excellent array and quality of prizes on offer. We will have a full update on all event happening next week but in the meantime, stick Thursday 14th July in your diary and make your way to Borrisoleigh for an 8pm start.

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Track-Attack on Tour

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Our Track-Attack on Tour Series continues next Monday night with a trip to the Ragg. With an 8pm start, we will meet at Younges Pub at 7:45pm. All are welcome.

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