Join Boyne AC for their memorial 4 Mile Road Race
THE Connor / Mallon memorial 4 mile road race takes place on Sunday September 17th, starting at the Donore Road Industrial Estate at 12 midday. The event has been organised by local athletics club Boyne A.C. in memory of the late Harry Mallon who passed away in November 2015, and of the late Willie Connor who passed away in January 2017.
Willie was a founder member of Boyne A.C., and a committee member for many years. He helped out regularly with coaching over the years and was always flying the flag for Boyne A.C.
Harry had been an integral member of Boyne A.C. in the years preceding his death, and had served as honorary president, a role truly befitting of such a great person. Always there with a friendly smile and words of encouragement to every athlete, be they first or last, Harrys presence was always assured at any Boyne A.C. event.
To honour these 2 great men, Boyne A.C. have decided to once again host their 4 mile road race, which will start on the Donore Road Industrial Estate at 12 midday sharp. The route will take the athletes along the Industrial estate and taking a left at the roundabout at FloGas, continuing along Matthews Lane before taking another left onto the Platin Road, passing Boyne Valley foods, the route takes another left just after the bridge heading back towards the start line, another full loop of the route will complete the 4 mile distance.
The race is open to anyone over the age of 18 and to all levels of ability, runners, joggers, walkers are all welcome. There is chip timing and the route is AAI approved, and with just a slight incline at Matthews lane, the route is very flat – ensuring fast times for those keen to test themselves. There will be cash prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd Male and Female, team trophies and the usual category prizes. Technical T-Shirts are available for the first 300 entrants and there will be refreshments provided following the race. Entry can be made online at www. myrunresults.com or through The Connor/Mallon Memorial 4 Mile Run Facebook page. Cost €15 and entry on the day will be available at €20. A ‘bring a buddy’ rate of €25 is also available. Any enquiries can be made to Austin Tiernan at 087 9307541.
There will be a pre run hosted by Boyne A.C. for anyone wishing to try out the route beforehand, planned for 15th of September, meeting at 7pm at DPL, all are welcome to come along – keep an eye on Boyne A.C. facebook for more details.
Boyne A.C. are a well-established athletics club that has been in existence for over 35 years. Catering for juveniles from age 7 up to adults of all abilities, there is something for everyone in the club. Their successes over recent years at both National and International level have been well publicised and there are many up and coming rising stars amongst the 300plus strong membership. With fully qualified coaches across many track and field and distance running disciplines, the club is continuing to excel, and with their new adults Fit for Life group growing in numbers, the club is surely set for yet many more successful years to come. Membership enquiries can be made on facebook or by contacting the above number.
Ruarcan O’Gibne and Tara Meier - Boyne A.C. athletes who represented Ireland at international level in 2017.
The late Willie Connor.
The late Harry Mallon.