The date for the third annual Borrisoleigh 5km has arrived and hopefully Thursday night 14th July will see a big crowd gather to participate in the growing event. On a course that is ideal for having a go at achieving a Personal Best time, we should be guaranteed an excellent standard of running right throughout the field.
8pm is the start time with entries being taken at the Parish Centre (behind the church) from 6:15pm onwards. The event is chip timed and the entry fee is €10 for adults and €5 for under 18’s. For those competing for overall honours, there are excellent prizes on offer with the winning man and woman each receiving €200. On top of that they have the chance of adding to that by breaking the course record. If the winning athletes can break 15:28 (men) and 17:07 (women), they will add another €100 to their takings.
Second place on the night will receive €100 while the third man and woman to cross the finish line will each receive €50. We also have a prize for every 25th finisher while the first man and woman in each of the over 490, 50 and 60 grades will also receive a prize.
The competitions amongst the Track-Attackers should be interesting as many are set to peak and set new PB’s for the event. Prizes are on offer to the first 3 men and women for Track-Attack members while this year we also have prizes for our underage members.
Tea and refreshments will be served in the Parish Centre afterwards where all participants will be treated to ice-cream for their efforts!!!
It doesn’t matter if you run, jog or walk, all are welcome and encouraged to participate. Get yourself to Borrisoleigh on Thursday night and bring a friend with you…