Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Waterford...Dungarvan 10 introduction

The 2nd race in the Munster Ten-Mile Spring Classics Series kicks off next Sunday, the 1st of February with the Dungarvan 10 mile road race in West Waterford. Over the next few days, we'll have a look at this race in a series of posts covering the introduction today, a preview on Wednesday and a look ahead to the all important weather forecast on Thursday.

Race numbers.......The numbers running in this race have grown every year for the last few years but have really taken off in the last 2 years.
Stats........2004 = 328, 2005 = 405, 2006 = 427, 2007 = 516 and 2008 = 699.

For the race this year, they already have 627 pre-entries (422 men, 205 women). With a large number of runners expected to enter on the day, there is little doubt that they will get a record entry. The big question really is which side of the 1,000 mark will they end up with. Whatever the figure is, it will be a huge turnout for a race that attracted 'only' 328 runners 5 years ago.

Please note that pre-entries are now closed. If you are interested in running next Sunday, you can enter on the day and the cost will be €20.

Tomorrow, I'll do a preview of the race itself so you can see what the course is like.


Anonymous said...

Hi John, I pre registered at the mallow 10..Do you know have they sent out the chip and numbers yet ? Just curious as mine hasn't arrived (Tuesday)..

John Desmond said...

Hi Ger
I have just received a letter from the organisers with my race number, timing chip, plastic ties and pins.
I presume you'll get it in the post om Wednesday or Thursday.