Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Race notice...Ardmore 5 Mile Road Race - Fri 17th Aug 2012

The tenth and final race in the Ger Wyley Sports Summer Series is coming on Friday, the 17th of August at 7:30pm.

Update...Fri 17th Aug...Please note that the registration will be at An Tobar bar rather than the GAA grounds due to flooding. There is plenty of parking available there near the sea front.

Notes from the organisers...West Waterford AC...
AN TOBAR ARDMORE 5 Mile....The final race of the summer series is almost upon us with the tenth and final race taking place on Friday night, August 17th at 7.30 pm, the 17th annual “An Tobar” Ardmore 5. Entries for the race will be taken at the GAA centre in Ardmore. The entry fee is the usual €8 and the presentation of prizes along with refreshments will take place in “An Tobar”, courtesy of our race sponsor. Along with the prizes for the race, the overall summer series presentation will also take place on the night.

As Ardmore is the final race in the series, the vouchers for all those that have entered the series will be presented on the night. Vouchers will only be given to those that have entered the series which was separate to the race entries. The deadline for entering the series was the Dromana race and no further entries will be accepted. Anyone who has run any 6 of the ten races will automatically receive a 25 euro voucher and anyone who has run all ten races will be included in a draw for one of two pairs of Nike Pegasus running shoes, one for the ladies and one for the men, thanks to our very generous sponsors Ger Wyley Sports and Nike Ireland.

Ardmore is located just off the N25 Cork to Dungarvan road and is within easy easy to runners in both Cork and Waterford. (Just look for the signposts for the R673 road to Ardmore)

Entries will be taken at the local GAA grounds which is just north of Ardmore. See map below...

Note that the GAA grounds are about 800m from the finish line and just under a mile from the start line. Leave plenty of time to park, enter and to run to the start.

The course is basically one and a half loops of a triangular course. You start on a quiet country road at the northern end of the course. From here, you run back in towards Ardmore and then do a small loop around the village.

Second time around, you don't do the small loop. Instead, you head towards the finish line.

As a course, it has a number of small hills. The steepest one is part of the small loop around Ardmore itself but it's pretty short. The other hills can be considered as 'short pulls' rather than anything too serious. You should expect to set a reasonable time.

Refreshments and prizes afterwards at the An Tobar bar. Location in map above.

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