Sunday, April 14, 2013

Race notice...Butlerstown 10k road race - Fri 19th Apr 2013

The 31st annual Butlerstown 10k road race is coming up on Friday, the 10th of April 2012 at 7pm.

This is the second race of ten in the Ger Wyley Sports / SKINS 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.

A full preview of the course with photos can be seen HERE

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

From West Waterford AC...

31ST  ANNUAL BUTLERSTOWN 10K ROAD RACE...On this coming Friday April 19th, we have race number two in this year’s Ger Wyley / SKINS summer series of road races. The Butlerstown 10k starts at 7.00 p.m. Entry fee for this race is 8 euro and entries will be taken at the newly refurbished Butlerstown GAA centre by kind permission .The centre will also be used for parking in their newly extended car park and of course changing and shower facilities will also be at the centre. All proceeds from the race will be donated to the Alzheimer's Society of Ireland. The Butlerstown race is always well supported with another big turnout expected this Friday evening. The new bypass 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.

Prize categories are:
1st 3 Male 1st over 0/40, 45, 50, 55, 60 and 1st Junior
1st 3 Female 1st over 35, 40, 45, 50 60 and 1st Junior
plus of course that draw for the Zuzana Malokova sports massage vouchers plus the usual down the field spots.

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