Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Races in Munster this weekend...Sat 10th-Sun 11th Apr 2010

There are only two open races on offer this weekend.

Tipperary......The Woodie's DIY AAI Juvenile Indoor Championships, Part 2 takes place over the weekend at Nenagh.

Sunday 11th April

Cork......The CorkBHAA / UCC 27th Annual 'Carmel Lynch' 10k takes place over the Lee Road / Straight Road circuit, on the west side of Cork City, at 11am.
See flyer.
Note: I expect the actual start will be on Sunday's Well road, above the Shaky Bridge ;o)
Entry: €5 for BHAA registered runners, and €8 for non-reg, at Hockey/Rugby Pavilion, Mardyke Grounds.
Refreshments and Prize-giving: Lee Maltings restaurant.

Cork......West Cork T&F and Open Competition, Day 1, CIT Track.
There are championship and open events.
Part 2 will be on Sunday 25th April.

Tipperary......Tipperary Senior Road Championships 1pm at Dundrum.
AAI Clubs only.

Clare......The longer event is the Kilnaboy 10.
This is the fourth and final race in the Munster Ten-Mile Spring Classics Series.
Michael 'Sonny' Murphy was an Olympic athlete who represented Ireland at the 1932 Los Angeles Summer games. He was also the holder of many National records and titles.
Kilnaboy is just north of Corofin in Co Clare.
Entry: €15 at the local primary school.
This race is growing in popularity and last year attracted 363 runners.
AAI Open Permit Granted.
Additional Info on the Kilnaboy race...

Where is it?.....
If you are not sure of where Kilnaboy is, have a look at this link. As you can see, it just to the north-west of Corofin which in turn is about 15 kms to the north-west of Ennis.

It costs €15 to enter this race. Included in the price is a race T-shirt. If you have completed the first 3 races in the series (Mallow, Dungarvan & Ballycotton) then you should collect your series t-shirt as well.

The start is just a few hundred metres back down the road towards the R476 road. The race then runs past the sign-on point and then onto narrow quiet roads. Around the 4 mile road, you join the R460 road to Corofin. Although the road is wider, it's still pretty quiet. Then it's through Corofin and you can expect to run into some traffic here that will be stopped or moving slowly. For the last 2 miles of the race, the road rises and falls slowly until there is a bit of pull all of the ways up to the finish.
Overall, it's a route on quiet roads on the edge of the Burren. While there are no big hills, there are plenty of small pulls and dips probably making this the slowest of the four 10 mile courses.

Munster Ten-Mile Spring Classics Series...
A total of 165 runners have completed the first 3 races in the John Buckley Sports Munster Ten-Mile Spring Classics series. You can find links to results of the first 3 races and the overall standings HERE.

Additional info...
The Kilnaboy 10 website is at

The route can be seen also up on the MapMyRun website.

A race flyer and entry form can be found HERE.

No comments: