Sunday, June 10, 2012

Race notice...Bilboa 10k road race - Fri 15th June 2012

The Ger Mullane Memorial 10km road race is coming up in the village of Bilboa in East Limerick on Friday, the 15th of June at 8pm. This is the 2nd race of 11 in the Ballyhoura ACTIVE Race Series.

Directions.......The easiest way to get there is to drive as far as Pallasgreen on the N24 Limerick to Tipperary road and turn off......(signposted for Cappamore and Doon at the Red Deer pub). The race organisers should have signs here as well.

Just keep going straight. Eventually you come to a crossroads on another main road (R505)....
Cappamore is to the left and Doon is to the right. You drive straight on.

Eventually, you come to the Bilboa AC grounds...(note the finish line mark!)

Race details.....The entry fee for the race is €10. There are prizes for the top 3 men and women with prizes for the top two in each age category. The total prize fund is roughly €800. Post race, there are showers with refreshments provided afterwards before the prize giving.

The contact name and number for the race is John Berkery (086 206 4145) if you have any other queries.

Course......The race course can essentially be broken up into two halves with the first section being flat and the second section having hills.
 The start line is about 200 metres away from the sports grounds. The first 3.5 miles or so are very flat and should be very fast. There are a number of drags in the section between roughly 3.5 miles to roughly the 5.4 mile mark which is the highest point on the course. After that, it's downhill to the finish.
Bridge over Bilboa River with nice quiet country roads...

Crossroads near the 4 mile mark...

Overall........a reasonably fast course on nice quiet country roads. With it's ease of access and proximity to Limerick City, it should attract a good crowd.

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