The entire school community of Scoil Naomh Pádraig would like to congratulate Bernard and his family on his remarkable achievement. Bernard travelled to Athlone with his family and was cheered on by current and former schoolmates Michael and Davidi Ijoma; I can only imagine the excitement and joy shared on the return trip home to the Curragh. It must be said that Bernard’s great run didn’t happen without hard work and commitment. Bernard is a member of the school’s Cross Country Club and he has trained every Tuesday and Thursday since early September so he thoroughly deserves his win. Bernard’s victory will be also be shared and celebrated by his teammates who have all helped in pushing one another during some difficult training sessions throughout the year.
Next up for Bernard is the Millrose Games in New York City on February 11th where he will represent Ireland and follow in the footsteps of Irish Greats Eamonn Coglan, Ronnie Delaney and Marcus O’ Sullivan to name just a few. Bernard will compete against America’s fastest 8 year olds in The Fastest Kid on the Block race. We have no doubt that Bernard will represent his family, school and country with pride. Congratulations on your fantastic achievement Bernard, you deserve every success.
Race Video – Fastest Feet race begins on 30mins: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSOkxmXEMqE
Trackside Race Video: https://twitter.com/believe9achieve
2016 Millrose Games Fastest Kid on The Block Video: http://www.usatf.tv/gprofile.php?mgroup_id=45365&do=videos&video_id=165234-Boys-NYRR-Fastest-Kid-on-The-Block-NYRR-Millrose-Games-2016