Sunday, April 20, 2014

Tipperary notice...Faugheen 5k road race - Fri 25th Apr 2014

The Eight Annual 3 Counties Challenge gets underway on Friday, the 25th of April with the Faugheen 5k road race...a nice flat and fast 5k course in a rural setting.

Directions.......Faugheen is a very small village located to the North of the town of Carrick-on-Suir in S.Tipperary. It is located less than a mile off the R697 road which goes from Carrick-on-Suir to Kilkenny.

If you arrive in Carrick-on-Suir then follow the N24 road. In the centre of the town at the Garda station, take the R697 north. This will be signposted for Kilmaganny.

Keep the park on your right hand side. You then need to take the left at this junction below. Again, it's signposted for Kilmaganny.

From the junction above, it's 3.3 miles / 5.3 kms to the tun off for Faugheen. Look for the left hand turn which is on a wide sweeping bend to the right...

From here, it's about 1 km to Faugheen. Follow the directions for parking.

Entries on the night will be taken at the parish hall which is located next to the church...

Course....The race route is in the shape of a triangle. This is the same route as used by the famous Faugheen 50 Motor bike circuit...
As you can see from the map above, it's basically 1.5 loops of a circuit which is just over two miles in length. The start line is located about 0.9 miles from the village itself, ideal as part of the warm up for the race itself.

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

Post race refreshments and prize giving at Flemings Pub...

More info from the organisers Carrick Road Runners AC...Carrick on Suir A.C.’s 3 Counties Challenge has firmly established itself in the South East running calendar since its inception in 2007, with the series growing from a single race with 100 runners to last year’s successful 5 race series with close on a thousand participants. One of the keys to their success has been the mix of good organisation, friendly atmosphere and good after race banter and grub - as well as really good road running courses!

So Friday 25th April will see the second running of the Faugheen 5Km Road race, kindly sponsored by Bobby Fitzgerald Accountants. This flat course will be held on the famous Faugheen 50 Motor bike circuit in the pretty Tipperary village, and  is quickly become a runner’s favourite due to its flat, fast course .

Race start is 7:30 p.m. and registration will start from 6pm . However, you can avoid the queues by entering on line HERE (link to follow) . Entry fee is €10.00, but you can enter the 5 Race Series online for €40.00, saving yourself 20% on the series. Online Entry closes Thursday 24th April

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