Ten­sion on bor­der

Wick­low/Car­low re­la­tions on edge

Wicklow People (Arklow) - - SPORT -

THE ex­cite­ment of Elvis re­cent ap­pear­ance in Hack­et­stown has been over­taken by the launch of the an­nual Break for the Bor­der 10km and 5km race last week.

On Thurs­day last, Ir­ish ath­lete Molly Scott launched the third An­nual Break for the Bor­der - Car­low to Wick­low 10km and 5km race.

This year’s race is on in Hack­et­stown on Septem­ber 23, at noon, where par­tic­i­pants will race out the Ti­na­hely road and break for the Wick­low bor­der.

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.

Molly has re­cently re­turned from the IAAF U20 World Cham­pi­onships, Fin­land, with a sil­ver medal.

She ran the first leg of the Ir­ish women’s 4x100m re­lay team, and also com­peted at the 100m hur­dles at this event where she made the semi-fi­nals.

‘We are thrilled with the re­sponse that we have had to our an­nual ‘Break for the Bor­der’ race this year,’ said St Joseph’s NS Prin­ci­pal Doire­ann Hester.

‘The lo­cal com­mu­nity, as al­ways, has shown huge sup­port for their lo­cal school in or­gan­is­ing, vol­un­teer­ing, spon­sor­ing and go­ing to take part in the race.

‘We wel­come all run­ners, walk­ers and crawlers to Hack­et­stown on Septem­ber 23 and prom­ise a great race and of course home­made re­fresh­ments af­ter­wards.’

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. Pac­ers will help and sup­port run­ners.

Cus­tomised Break for the Bor­der medals will be pre­sented to all 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, Ti­na­hely Tri Club, 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 23,’ said a race or­gan­iser.

The race has cre­ated an amaz­ing at­mos­phere amongst lo­cal busi­ness with over 30 com­pa­nies from Hack­et­stown and the sur­round­ing ar­eas spon­sor­ing the event - most of them agree­ing to come along and take part in the race which will cater for pro­fes­sional run­ners, jog­gers, walk­ers and buggy push­ers.

Molly Scott, World Un­der-20 sil­ver medal­list, pic­tured with St. Joseph’s NS pupil and Ir­ish 80mcham­pion Wil­liam Myres and St. Jospeh’s NS Prin­ci­pal Doire­ann Hester at the launch of the an­nual Break for the Bor­der Car­low to Wick­low 10km and 5km race.

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