Thursday, July 23, 2009

Tipperary...Preview of the Ballynonty 10 Mile Road Race - Sun 26th July 2009

This 10 mile road race takes place in the village of Ballynonty in South Tipperary at 1pm on Sunday, the 26th of July. Ballynonty is located between the villages of Killenaule and New Birmingham, just to the South East of the 'Horse&Jockey' and Littleton on the N8 Cork to Dublin road.

In terms of 10 mile road races, this one is probably one of the smallest in Munster. The field is usually pretty fact, last year they only got 73 runners. It seems a pity as there are loads of short 5k/4m/5m races on the race calendar but the 10 milers are relatively scarce. The thing about the short races is that they are all about go out relatively hard and hang on. You can't do that with a 10 miler. It's a combination of speed and stamina which makes it a good challenge. If you are interested in this unique race, you might consider it on Sunday.
There is a flyer for the race HERE.

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