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All roads lead to Borrisoleigh for annual 5k

Thursday, 20th June, 2019 11:54am
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All roads lead to Borrisoleigh for annual 5k

On the home straight in the Borrisoleigh. PHOTO: ODHRAN DUCIE

All roads lead to Borrisoleigh for annual 5k

On the home straight in the Borrisoleigh. PHOTO: ODHRAN DUCIE

Athletes of all standards will gather in Borrisoleigh on Tuesday next, 25th June, for the sixth annual running of the Borrisoleigh 5km which is sponsored by Declan Maher Financial Services.

Hosted by the Track-Attack club, it promises to be an excellent evening of athletics entertainment. An attractive array of prizes are available for the athletes hoping to lead the field to the finish line. Both the winning man and woman will collect €200 each, the runners up receive €100 while the third place finishers will get €75.

A unique aspect to the race also sees the top 3 men and women given the chance to get an extra €100 if they can beat the current course records which are 14:22 for the men set by Clonmel’s Sean Tobin and 16:42 for the women which was set by Borrisokane’s Siobhan O’Doherty.

The Track-Attack Perpetual Trophy and €300 is up for offer for the winning club team. A team consists of 3 men and 3 women but cannot any of the athletes that finished in the top 3 individual placings. Winners of the overage and junior events are permitted on a team.

Other prizes on offer are hand crafted Irish slate trophies for the first finisher in the Over 40, 50 and 60 grades and also the Under 18 grades. There is also a category for the first Track-Attackers to finish. Up for grabs also will be Borrisoleigh 5km mugs for every 25th finisher.

Entries will be taken in the Parish Centre (behind the church) from 6:30pm. The entry fee is €10 for adults and €5 for anyone under 18. The prize presentation and refreshments will also be in the Parish Centre. The event will be chip timed by Premier Timing Systems.

Dust off the runners and head to Borrisoleigh on Tuesday for what promises to be great evening of road running…

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