Monday, July 23, 2012

Race Notice...Clonmel Half-Marathon - Sun 19th Aug 2012

The Boston Scientific Half-Marathon in Clonmel, Co.Tipperary is coming up on Sunday the 19th of August 2012. The race starts 11am.

This is the 3rd running of this event and this year, they will have a top quality Performance T Shirt plus medal for the 1st 500 Entrants........Note that the race is limited to the 500 entrants.

This year you can enter Online for €25 on or before August 5th. From this date up until August 19th the entry fee to this prestigious race will be €30. On Race Day entries will close at 9.30am.

You can also enter the race by Post at a cost of €25, closing date for Postal Entries is August 5th.
All entries can be collected at Race HQ on Race day.

Please Note: You can collect your Number and T Shirt on Saturday 18th August from 2 to 5 pm at Race Headquarters. You can also Register for the Race at this time.

Senior Men...1st -  €200, 2nd - €150, 3rd - €100, 4th - €80, 5th - €75
Master Men...1st 0/40, 45, 50, 55 (€60 EACH)...2nd 0/40, 45, 50, 55 (€50 EACH)
Senior Ladies...1st - €200, 2nd - €150, 3rd - €100, 4th - €80, 5th - €75
Master Ladies...1st 0/35, 40, 45, 50 (€60 EACH)...2nd 0/35, 40, 45, 50 (€50 EACH)

If you have any queries you can contact Niall O'Sullivan : Telephone: 0861660888 : Email:

You can pre-enter online HERE

The race headquarters for the race is the LIT Campus which is on the N24 road which runs around to the north of the town of Clonmel itself. 

Course.........The race starts on the main road about 1 km west of the LIT Campus. The finish line is located at the campus.

The first 2.5 miles of the race are a steady uphill pull. In terms of difficulty, it's not too serious especially coming so early in the race but it's a pull all the same so expect to lose a bit time here.
 After this, the road drops slowly before a bit of a climb again around the 5 mile mark. From here, it's downhill to the River Suir and the road stays flat as it follows the river east to Clonmel.

From the centre of the town, there is a climb back up to the roundabout just after 11 miles and then, it's a fast run all of the ways to the finish.

Certainly not the flattest of courses but the hills aren't that bad either. Expect to set a reasonable time but it may not be as fast as say a flat course.

More information on the club website HERE

The final instructions for the race from the organisers can be seen HERE

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