Friday, May 4, 2012

Clare...Race notice for the Sixmilebridge 10k - Fri 18th May 2012

This 10k road race in Sixmilebridge in SE Clare is coming up at 6:30pm on Friday evening, the 18th of May 2012. The race is organised by the local atletics clubs Olympic Harriers A.C. and Bridge Milers Running Club. The course has been officially measured and has a permt from Athletics Ireland.

One unique feature of this 10k race is the use of pacers who will be on hand to help people break their targets of 40, 45, 50, 55 and 60 minutes....More info here

Prize money for 1st/2nd/3rd Male and Female athletes (1st  €150, 2nd €100, 3rd  €50). Trophies for 1st/2nd/3rd teams in Team event. ( Teams of 4, clubs/corporate etc. If the winner of the 10k race beats 31:31, prize money for 1st place is increased to €400! (This was one of Neil Cusack's 10k split times when he won the Boston Marathon in 1974. Neil went on to win the Dublin City Marathon in 1981).

All profits raised go to our two chosen charities:  The Sunshine Children's Ward, Limerick Regional Hospital and Sixmilebridge National School.

Entries.......Entries for the 10k cost €20. You can enter online HERE

You can also register on Thursday 17th May from 7 to 9 pm at the GAA clubhouse or on the evening of the race up to 6pm, again at the GAA clubhouse (start/finish area).  It's €20 for the 10k and €5 for the 5k.

Located in South Clare, the town of Sixmilebridge is only a 20 minute drive from Limerick City. It is also ideally located for any runners in the towns of Shannon, Ennis and of course with the new tunnel, anyone in the county of Limerick itself.

If you are coming from the direction of Limerick, take a left at the main crossroads in the town (see pic)...over the small bridge...and then right (see pic). The GAA grounds are just up this road.

The race starts and finishes outside the GAA grounds in the village. The first mile is a gradual climb before it flattens out and there is plenty of running on flat country roads to the village of Kilmurry. As you turn for home, you soon pass the 15th Century Mountcashel Castle. Near the 5 mile mark, you turn off right onto a narrower and quieter country road which has one or two pulls. As you approach the 6 mile mark, you have a very fast downhill finish to the 10k mark.

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