This year marks the fourth edition the Bertie Quinn Track and Field, organised by Tullamore Harriers.

Each of the first three years saw around 200 athletes competing in the meet and there have been some fine performances by Ireland's best youth and junior athletes, with multiple standards ran for European and World championships in these age grades. The competition has also acted as a platform for young athletes from Offaly and surrounding counties to try to improve their personal bests at the midlands venue.

Each year the performance of the meet is marked by presenting the athlete concerned with the Bertie Quinn Memorial Shield. Padraig Moran (Mullingar Harriers), Mark Milner (Tullamore Harriers) and Kevin McGrath (Bohermeen AC) are the three talented young runners who have won the award to date.

This year we are changing the format for the event significantly. Firstly, we are adding events for athletes under the age of sixteen for the first time in an 'Open Sports' type format with races and field events for athletes from 'Under 9' to 'Under 16'. Secondly, we are hoping to build on the success of the existing program of events by having races sponsored. Details of the sponsorship are below. Flyer for the event is here.

 
Bertie Quinn Track and Field Prizes for 'A' Races

 
Men's

200m- €100 Tullamore Harriers (1st €50, 2nd €30 and 3rd €20)
400m- €300 Printplus (1st €150, 2nd €100 and 3rd €50)
800m- €300 Bridge Centre (1st €150, 2nd €100 and 3rd €50)
1500m- €300 Irish Milers Club (1st €150, 2nd €100 and 3rd €50)
3000m- €150 Lagan Cement (1st €75, 2nd €50 and 3rd €25)
Javelin- €100 Killeshal Precast Concrete (1st €50, 2nd €30 and 3rd €20)
Triple Jump- €100 Supermacs (1st €50, 2nd €30 and 3rd €20)
Hammer- €100 Tullamore Harriers (1st €50, 2nd €30 and 3rd €20)

Women's

200m- €150 Screenmax International Ltd. (1st €75, 2nd €50 and 3rd €25)
400m- €300 R & R Engineering (1st €150, 2nd €100 and 3rd €50)
800m- €500 Athletics Ireland (1st €250, 2nd €150 and 3rd €100)
1500m- €300 Irish Milers Club (1st €150, 2nd €100 and 3rd €50)
3000m- €100 Ready2Run (1st €50, 2nd €30 and 3rd €20)
Javelin- €100 Beatty Family (1st €50, 2nd €30 and 3rd €20)
Triple Jump- €100 Tullamore Harriers (1st €50, 2nd €30 and 3rd €20)
Hammer- €100 Tullamore Harriers (1st €50, 2nd €30 and 3rd €20)
 
TULLAMORE HARRIERS are also offering €1000 for anyone who breaks a National Senior outdoor record and €500 for anyone who breaks a National Junior outdoor record
 
Event Details:

Saturday 27th May @ 10.00am
Tullamore Harriers Stadium

Open Sports Events
MEDALS AS PRIZES FOR ALL JUVENILE EVENTS
 
Boys and Girls

Under 9- 60m, 300m and Long Jump
Under 10- 60m, 500m and Turbo Javelin
Under 11- 60m, 600m and Long Jump
Under 12- 60m, 600m and High Jump
Under 13- 80m, 600m and Long Jump
Under 14- 80m, 800m and High Jump
Under 16- 80m, 800m and Long Jump
 
Note:
Entry fee of €5 entitles you to compete in all events in your age group
You can move up one age in a field event not available in your own age
Middle Distance and Long Jump events start at 10am, while Sprints, High Jump and Turbo Javelin start at 2pm

Irish Miler's Club Races and Senior Field Events
CASH PRIZES FOR ALL SENIOR EVENTS
 
There are 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m and 3000m races organised in conjunction with the Irish Milers Club, as well as Javelin, Triple Jump and Hammer competitions for both men and women.

Entry for all races on www.irishmilersclub.org, while Field Event athletes can enter on the day.