Another year has flown by and Ballyclare May Fair is back on Tuesday 21st May through to Saturday 25th! Will you be coming over to take a dander and join in the fun?
You can find out what’s happening on the Antrim & Newtownabbey Borough Council’s website - which lets you know about the horse fair, local music and entertainment and the traditional craft demonstrations and workshops. The not-to-be-missed Soapbox Derby race returns on Thursday 23rd May, while the May Fair Parade is on Saturday with its fireworks finale
The Big Race!
One of the highlights for us is the Mayfair 10k Race and 5k Fun Run, organised by the Co. Antrim Harriers on Saturday 25th May 2019 at 10.00am. There’s still time to book before entries close on Sunday 19th May.
Having supported the event each year since it started, Gary and Tanya are both away that weekend so TDR Academy won’t be among the therapists offering their usual advice and post event sports massage on the day. BUT don’t worry, you can still come to us for pre- and post- race massages and support at the TDR Academy clinic in The Square.
And as a special offer and to support our athletes, anyone that enters any of the races will get a 10% off any massages and treatments for up to two weeks afterwards!! How cool is that?! (You’ll just need to bring proof of entry when you attend to avail of the discount). Offer ends on Monday 10th June 2019, inclusive.
And, while we’re talking about running, we’re so proud of Gary, who completed the Belfast Marathon with an amazing time of 3:09:08. Huge well done from TDR! Awesome time!
Getting Parked Next Week!
All classes and appointments are as normal all week - just allow a little more time for parking. The Council tell us that:
From 9.30am on Tuesday 21st May to 12am on Sunday 26th May, Harrier Way car park and street will be closed to traffic.
Tuesday 21st May - Due to the May Fair taking place, the Main Street will be closed from 9.30am to 5.30pm from Avondale Drive to the Square.
Thursday 23rd May - The Ballyeaston Road will be closed from 5.30pm to 8.30pm to facilitate the Soapbox Derby Race. Cars should not park on the road during the day to allow for set up. Signage will be in place.
The Square Car Park will also be closed on Tuesday 21st May and Saturday 25th May and will be partially open throughout the May Fair Festival on other days.
Limited free parking spaces will be available at Sixmile Leisure Centre from Sunday 19 May through until Sunday 26 May to facilitate the May Fair amusements.
The public should use the local Presbyterian Church car parks off the Doagh Road throughout the Festival and on Saturday 25th May, additional car parking is available at Ballyclare High School.
Tanya will post some updates through the week on our FaceBook page if any different scenarios present on parking!
New Park Run coming to Ballyclare
If you’ve caught the running bug, then you’ll be delighted to know the ParkRun is coming to Ballyclare! So grab your trainers and join in on Saturday 1st June, starting at the SixmilewaterBridge at 9.30am. This weekly event is a 5km route and open to everyone, and it’s free.
So whether you’re enjoying the activities or taking part in the races, we hope you have a great week. We love the vibe in our wee town during the May Fair and look forward to hearing all about it when you come in for your massages an other sessions!
See you soon,
Tanya & the TDR team x