Monday, April 9, 2012

Race Notice...Butlerstown 10k - Fri 20th Apr 2012

The 30th annual Butlerstown 10k road race is coming up on Friday, the 20th of April 2012 at 7pm. This is the second race in the Ger Wyley Sports / Nike Summer Race series.

Located on the western outskirts of Waterford City, this race is just off the N25 Cork/Dungarvan/Waterford road. If you are coming from the west then you can turn off at the roundabout on the N25 and follow the directions for Kilmeaden.

Stay on the R680 road and drive towards Waterford on what was the old Cork road. After a few kms, you will come to the Holy Cross Bar. Parking is available behind the bar or at the Butlerstown GAA grounds which is only 200 metres away. The entry fee is €10 and you enter at the GAA grounds.

The race course itself is basically in the shape of a square with each side roughly half a mile or 800 metres in length. To complete 10 kms, you will have to complete three loops. The start and finish is on the western part of the loop. This is a nice quiet road which has a very gentle slope from north to south.

The southern leg is inside a hard shoulder and is a gradual uphill to the roundabout. The eastern leg is on a footpath alongside the ring road and is a gradual downhill. The northern leg is by far the hardest. As you can see, it's named as Oliver's Hill for a reason! ;o) The is a good pull uphill for about the first 500 metres and you have to do this three times. It's the only really serious hill in the course.

Refreshments and prizes afterwards at the Holy Cross bar...

From West Waterford AC...
30TH ANNUAL BUTLERSTOWN 10K...Race number two in this years Ger Wyley/Nike summer series of road races, The Butlerstown 10 k starting at 7.00 PM.with entries taken at the Butlerstown G.A.A. centre. Entry fee for this race is 10 Euro. All proceeds from the race will be donated to the Waterford Alzheimer's society of Ireland. The Butlerstown race which is organised by Pat Hennessey  of Kilmeaden is always a popular event and the numbers have blossomed over the years with another big turn out expected this Friday evening. The new by pass road circuit which was introduced a couple of years ago will be used again this year and it is a three lap loop, Presentation of prizes and refreshments will be available at the Holy Cross Bar after the event.
Course record: Pauline Lambe Tullamore  36.10 (2009) James O'Sullivan 30.46 (1995)

Contact Info: James Veale 086 8184762, Tony Ryan 087 7657805, 

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