Monday, June 11, 2012

Race Notice...Rás na Rinne in West Waterford - Fri 15th June 2012

The 6th race in the Ger Wyley Sports Summer Series is coming up on Friday, the 15th of June with the Rás na Rinne in West Waterford.

Located just south of Dungarvan in West Waterford, the Gaeltacht area of An Rinn (Ring) is the location for the annual Rás na Rinne.

Directions...Just to the south of Dungarvan on the N25 Cork road near the bridge over the River Brickey, look for the turn off east (R674)  for An Rinn. Just after a bad bend, make sure you take the left at the next Y junction. Pretty soon, you'll see the local Garda station...

The start and finish of the race is on this small road at the west side of the station (You can see the Colaiste Na Rinne in the distance). Entries for the race will be taken at Halla Phobail na Rinne which is about 200 metres down the main road on the right.

 View from opposite direction of Halla Phobail Na Rinne

From the organisers of the race West Waterford AC........20TH Annual Ras Na Rinne 6...Race 6 in the Ger Wyley Sports Nike summer series is the 20th Annual Mooney's Pub Ras Na Rinne 6 miler (Approx). The race starts on the road at Colaiste Na Rinne and after a mile, it goes onto the Cunnigar beach for 4 miles approximately before returning on the same road to the finish. The race will start at 8 pm and the entry fee is 8 euro. The winner each year receives the O' Droma Family perpetual shield with prizes in the usual categories. Entries will be taken at Halla Na Rinne and the presentation of prizes will be held in Mooney’s Pub.
Course Record:  William Harty K.C.K 29.14 (2000), Ladies Lori Stitch U.S.A. 35.14 (1998)
Pauline Lambe Tullamore Harriers AC 35.14 (2009)

The course.......The race starts and finishes at the side of the Garda station. The easiest way to describe the course is that it is downhill for the first 1.2 miles, then roughly 3 miles off road on the Cunnigar Spit that goes out across Dungarvan Harbour and then 1.2 miles of uphill running to the finish line. The race course is roughly 5.4 miles in length.

Just before the descent, you can see the spit stretching across the harbour.

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