Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Tipperary notice - Faugheen 5km road race - Fri 25th Apr 2015

The 9th Annual 3 Counties Challenge gets underway on Friday, the 24th 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 Outfieldsports.ie 3 Counties Challenge has firmly established itself in the South East running calendar since its inception in 2007,and the 2015 version is now going into it's Ninth year!  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 24th April will see the Third 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 .

Due to another event in the Village this years Race start is at the early time of 7:00 p.m. and registration will start from 5:30 p.m and End at 6:45p.m..  Entry fee is €10.00, but you can enter the 5 Race Series on the night for €40.00, saving yourself 20% on the series.

Prize details are on the enclosed flyer and this year's co Series Sponsors, outfieldsports.ie and New Balance have come together to have a draw at each race for a pair of Mens and Ladies New Balance Runners (RRP €135) -All non prizing winning participants will be entered.

Looking forward to meeting our Old,and New Running Friends .

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