Monday, August 19, 2013

Race notice...Galbally 5 mile road race - Sat 24th Aug 2013

The 6th race of 7 in the Ballyhoura Limerick Series is coming up next Saturday, the 24th of August with the Galbally 5 mile road race in SE Limerick.

From the organisers....The Galbally 5mile road race is the 6th run in the Ballyhoura series.The reg will take place in the Galbally Rugby club,from 6pm on 24th August. Walkers €5 & runners €10. The walk starts  at 6.30pm while the run starts at 7pm. There is plenty space for parking at the Rugby Club. There will be refreshments after the race and a prize giving with cash prizes for the first 3men and the first 3 women with prizes in all catagories.The course has been measured by a Jones counter and has an Athletics Ireland permit.

Enquiries to Anne Coughlan 0872234081 or Tom Blackburn 0876994976.

This is the first official running of this race and it is organised by Mooreabbey Milers AC who are based in the Glen of Aherlow. This area has a long history of running and athletics with one of the most famous athletes being Jim Fahey. A monument to him is erected at the southern entrance to the village.

The race is being held on the weekend of the Galbally Gathering from 23rd to the 25th August so there will be loads to do. If people are interested in making a night of it, there is a carnival as well as several other events.

Preview......A full preview of the course with maps, photos and directions can be seen HERE

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