Invitations have now gone out to schools for this year’s recently launched 2019 Brother Schools cross-country which this year takes place on Wednesday, October 9th. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Brother Clonliffe schools cross-country. Clonliffe are delighted that Brother are once again are our sponsor of this fantastic addition to the schools cross-country season. In 10 short years the event has grown and has seen the numbers participating double to some 2000 in 2018 with the likelihood of this number being exceeded on October 9. Clonliffe are much obliged to Brother and of course Fingal county Council for use of Santry Demesne Park.
Mr Tony Jackson, CEO of Brother Ireland at the recent launch of this year’s event said: ‘Brother are delighted to support this fantastic event it is particularly important to see our young people involved in such a healthy activity as cross-country running. The fact that they are representing their schools makes it even better. Brother are delighted to see how the event has grown these past 10 years and are proud to support the growth of athletics in Irish schools.’
This year’s event will once again see races for both primary and secondary schools. The event is being expanded this year to provide a 1000M race for fourth class primary schools, this means that there will be a total of six primary school races and eight secondary school races on the programme. Once again the event will start at 12 noon and will conclude with the senior boys race later in the afternoon.
If you are connected with a schools and would like an invitation for your school simply email firstname.lastname@example.org. (we need the name of the schools and an e mail contact, invitations and all correspondence is by e mail only)
Once again all runners will receive their Brother Schools Cross Country t shirt once they cross the finish line.
From an organisational point of view the club are requesting that any club member, or parent of club member, who is available on October 9 please text Noel Guiden on 0879599888 with your name. We need course markers to be available from 8 AM and then a huge number of stewards, it is a massive undertaking with over 2000 kids taking part, to help steward and officiate with the event itself. Those people will be required from 11 AM until approximately 3:30 PM. We are requesting that people please given early commitment to help your club, your clubmates or indeed your children.