Sunday, May 31, 2009

Waterford...Preview of the Touraneena 5 km road race - Mon 1st June 2009

The main event in Munster this weekend is of course the Cork City Marathon & Relay. For anyone not taking part in the Marathon event, there is a 5 km road race in Touraneena in West Waterford later on Monday evening at 7:30pm. This small village is located roughly halfway between Dungarvan and the town of Clonmel.
From Cork, take the Youghal bypass and the bridge over the Blackwater. A few miles after that, look for the turn off left for Clashmore (R671). Just stay on this road, accross the main N72 road and carry on towards Clonmel. Look for signs for Touraneena. An alternative route would be to go as far as Dungarvan and take the road for Clonmel.

Additional info from James Veale of West Waterford AC...."There's a 100 meter hill to the finish line as you come back into the village, but it would be considered a flat course. Coming from Cork, going through Clashmore, keep on the road for Clonmel, two miles of the race are on the Clonmel-Dungarvan road and the village Touraneena is off the Clonmel road which will be well signposted."

Info from West Waterford AC......
The 14th Annual Dunford’s Lounge Bar sponsored Touraneena Racquetball club organised 5k race and walk takes place this Bank Holiday Monday June 1st. The race gets under way at 7.30 PM. and is race number 4 in the Ger Wyley/Nike Summer Road Racing Series. All Runners, Joggers and Walkers are welcome to come along and participate in either the walk which gets under way at 6.30 pm and if you’re over 16 the 5k run at 7.30 pm. The walk begins from outside the Community Centre while the run will begins one hour later from the back road at Dunford’s pub. A full array of the usual Senior and Masters prizes will be on offer for both Men and Women on the night, The first three Senior Ladies and Men will be awarded cash prizes.1st Male finishers over 40-45-50-60 and Junior and Ladies over 35-40-45-50 and Junior. Entries will be taken at the Community centre where changing and shower facilities are also available by kind permission; The entry fee is 8 euro for the run and 5 euro for the walk. The presentation of prizes will take place after the race at the community centre where we will be treated to the traditional ice cream and strawberries. (The highlight of the evening for many.)

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