Track-Attack: A Mile With A Smile

How long does it take you to complete a Mile? Borrisoleigh is the place to be on Monday 23rd of April next when Track-Attack join up with St. Joseph’s College to host the annual Borrisoleigh Mile. In the inaugural event, Liam Harty became the first name etched on the Gerard Ryan Perpetual Cups when he broke the tape in 4 minutes and 40 seconds. Carmel Fitzgibbon had the honour of becoming the first winner of the Paddy Nolan Perpetual Cup when she crossed the finish line in 5 minutes and 32 seconds.

Track-Attack: A Mile With A Smile

Ger Ryan, Niall O’Sullivan (Premier Timing Systems) and Paddy Dolan

Interest is certainly growing locally with major bragging rights up for grabs!! The battle of Track-Attacker will be keenly contested. Will Mike Gleeson get the better of John “Zenga” Vahey and will the two of them be upstaged by Ailbe Cummins, Austin Ryan or Ger Bourke!! Fresh from her superb performance in the Manchester Marathon, Sinead O’Meara will be the favourite for the women’s title.

The prizes for the first St. Joseph’s College students will also be hotly contested as will be the battle of the teachers. All the various grades are up for grabs. There are prizes for the first 3 men and women to cross the line, prises also for the first male and female in the following grades; Under 18, Over 40, 50 & 60.

The beauty of the Mile distance is that everyone can do it. Sprint, run, jog or walk, there’s a place for you. The course starts one mile out from the Borrisoleigh village on the Thurles side and its straight back into the square then. Walkers are more than welcome but will have to use the footpath which runs the entire length of the mile.

The event will be chip timed and the entry fee is €10 for adults and €5 for Under 18’s. There is a maximum of €20 for families. All profits on the night will go to St. Joseph’s College. This year’s entries and post event presentation will be held at St. Josephs. The start time is 8pm and entries will close at 7:40pm as all athletes will have to make the way to the start.

A huge thanks to the Parents Association of St. Josephs who are organising the post event catering. There’s an open invitation to everyone to come to Borrisoleigh on the night and complete the classic distance….

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