Bish Run 300

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The 'Bish' took part in a NationWide 'Mile Challenge' on Friday the 24th of October. The 'Mile Challenge' is in association with Athletics Ireland and the Irish Schools Athletic Association. We had glorious weather for the challenge and all students who partook in the challenge managed to complete the mile. All of the 1st and 2nd year classes took part along with a number of students from 3rd, 5th and 6th year. Almost 300 students took part in the event. The challenge was completed on the Dangan running track (a thank you to the university for the permission).

The 1610m was just over 4 laps of the track and all the students were timed. Some of the results were fantastic with a large contingent running under 6 minutes, a handful of students almost broke 5 minutes, we definitely have some stars for the future. The times for the top 52 entrants are posted on the sports notice board outside the hall. All students who took part in the event will be receiving a coloured wristband from Athletics Ireland as a token of their participation. A big thank you to Mr. Madden, Mr Cusack, Mr Murray and Ms. Waldron for all the help in planning and running the event.

The 'Bish' Athletics team are currently in training for the up and coming schools cross-country championships. Training takes place on Monday lunchtime in the swamp and on Wednesday lunchtime in Dangan. Students meet before each session outside the changing rooms. All students (beginners and advanced) are welcome. Contact Mr. Murray.

Finally a big congratulations to Shane Maloney, Brian Hyland, Sean Diskin and Alan Campbell who competed in the All-Ireland track and field championships last May. The event took place on the Saturday after school finished for the year. The lads did the school proud. Shane Maloney came a fantastic 5th in Ireland in the 200m sprints.

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