The 10th running of our mini marathon takes place on Monday next, June 3.  As in previous years we have left no stone unturned in our preparations for the event.  This year we are providing a 10k Run and 5k Run/Walk with both events starting simultaneously at 12 noon on the day.   Entry fee is €15 for the 10k and €10 for the 5k Run/Walk and registration will take place in the club house on the day.  In order to start promptly we would ask all those participating to have registered by 11.45am at the latest.  The start of the 5k is approx. 100mts on the Thurles side of the track with the start of the 10k just before the entrance to the village, approx. 400mts away from the track.  All finishes are off the road with the final 300mts taking place on the track providing plenty of safety for the athletes and good viewing for all spectators.  Both courses are flat with plenty of scope for good times by the athletes.  The 10k is around the Killoran route with the 5k around the Burma route.  Both events will be timed by our own club officials.  Prize money on offer will be as follows – 10k – 1st €100, 2nd €50, 3rd €30.  5k Run – 1st €50, 2nd €30, 3rd €20.  Bonus of €50 for breaking course record over 10k.  These records currently stand at 32.07 in the men’s event and 37.04 in the ladies’ event.  All participants will be presented with a medallion at the end of their respective event and are then very welcome to enjoy the refreshments provided afterwards.  We have had some great racing over the years and this year should provide much of the same again.  This event is the club’s major fundraising effort each year and all proceeds are ploughed back into the running of the club.  We would really appreciate your support.