Get ready for ‘Break for the Bor­der’

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - SPORT -

BREAK FOR THE BOR­DER is back and big­ger and bet­ter than ever.

On Fri­day last, lo­cal Euro­pean Ath­let­ics Cham­pion, Molly Scott launched the sec­ond an­nual Break for the Bor­der Car­low to Wick­low 10km and 5km race.

This year’s race is on Septem­ber 24 at 11.00am.

Com­menc­ing at the com­mu­nity cen­ter in Hack­et­stown, all par­tic­i­pants will head to­wards Ti­na­hely and cross the bor­der from Car­low to Wick­low.

Molly Scott, one of Ire­land’s finest young ath­letes is de­lighted once again to join the Break for the Bor­der team as the race starts in her lo­cal­ity and she spent her early years run­ning with Hack­et­stown Ath­let­ics Club.

This sum­mer, Molly com­peted in the Euro­pean Ju­nior Cham­pi­onships in Groseto, Italy where she made the semi-fi­nal of the women’s 100m hur­dles, a great achieve­ment af­ter an early sea­son in­jury ham­pered train­ing. She went on to run as part of an Ir­ish Ju­nior team in the 4x1 re­lay at the Lau­sanne Di­a­mond League where Ire­land broke the na­tional record. Molly will com­mence train­ing for the World Ju­niors in Fin­land to­wards the end of next year.

St Joseph’s NS Prin­ci­pal, Doire­ann Hester com­ments, “As the new prin­ci­pal of St Joseph’s NS, I have been over­whelemed by the gen­eros­ity and re­sponse from lo­cal peo­ple and lo­cal busi­ness.

“We are de­lighted so many clubs and com­pa­nies from the sur­round­ing ar­eas are at­tend­ing the event,” she said.

Or­gan­is­ers guar­an­tee a pro­fes­sional timed and chipped event in­clud­ing su­per­vised car park, bag drop, pre warm-up, wa­ter/re­fresh­ment sta­tions, mu­sic through­out the race, all the home­made sand­wiches and buns you can eat, a warm wel­come and most im­por­tantly bling.

This year the event will have the added bonus of pac­ers to help and sup­port run­ners make a per­sonal best.

Cus­tomised Break for the Bor­der medals will be pre­sented to the first 250 reg­is­tered par­tic­i­pants across the line.

Check out our Face­book page “Break for the Bor­der – Car­low to Wick­low 10km & 5km” to see the medals and the find out more about the race. All funds raised from the event will go to­wards equip­ment for over 140 lo­cal chil­dren at­tend­ing the school.

We will also be joined by mem­bers of Adren­a­line Run­ning Club, Stony­ford Run­ning Club, Ti­na­hely Tri Club, Paul Healy Fit­ness, St Laurence O’Tooles Ath­let­ics Club, Clon­more GAA, Rathvilly GAA, Knock­ananna GAA, Tul­low Ath­let­ics and GAA, Baltinglass Fit­ness, Hack­et­stown Ath­let­ics and many more on Septem­ber 24.

Molly Scott and St Joseph’s NS Prin­ci­pal Doire­ann Hester.

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