Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Races in Munster on St.Patricks Day...17th March 2010

As far as I can tell, there are 3 road races in Munster on Wednesday.

Rising Sun AC are holding their annual 4 mile road race in Ballinhassig which is about 8 miles south west of Cork City just off the main Bandon road. This starts at 11am. More info on the Running in Cork website.

The Ned Kelly 4 mile starts at 12pm in Moyglass, Co.Tipperary. (....info from Shane in comment on this post)

In Limerick, there is a 6.2 km race in Croom which starts at 2pm.
More info from Donal O'Donoghue...

The sixth annual Joey Hannon Memorial 6 km road race takes place in
Croom, over the same course as last year.

This event took place in excellent weather last year, and the forecast
for Wednesday is similar!

Registration is at the local Community Centre.

Walkers set out at 1:30 and runners at 2pm.

The race starts outside, and proceeds downhill, past the AIB, and
turning sharply right onto Main Street.

At the far end of the town, turn right near the Garda Station, and then gradual uphill, passing the Mid-Western Regional Orthopaedic Hospital.

The middle section of the race is over quiet narrow country roads, with slight humps over disused railway bridges.

There is a sharp left at Caherass Nursing Home, which brings you back onto the old main Limerick Road.
While this is a wider section of road, you will encounter road traffic, and probably begin to overtake the walkers, who may be several abreast.

The final few hundred metres will overlap with the start, so remember there's a *steep* hill ahead right at the end.

Refreshments and spot prizes in the Community Centre.


Shane said...

There's a 4 mile race in Moyglass Co.Tipperary called the Ned Kelly 4 mile on the 17th of March

Shane said...

The Ned Kelly 4 mile starts at 12pm in Moyglass, Its the same place where the Munster Masters C-C were held a few months back