Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Clare...Race Notice...Sixmilebridge 10k road race - Fri 26th Apr 2013

This 10k road race in Sixmilebridge in SE Clare is coming up at 6:45pm on Friday evening, the 26th of April 2012. The race is organised by the local athletic club BMOC A.C. The course has been officially measured and has a permit from Athletics Ireland.

Entries.......Entries for the 10k road race cost €18. The 5k fun run entry costs €9. You can enter online HERE

All proceeds from both events go to Clare Crusaders and the local national school...

What do you get for your entry fee?...
A proper tech t-shirt for all the 10k participants.
5k participants will get a drinks bottle and wrist band.
Everyone will be entertained on the night and there's a serious spread of food in the GAA clubhouse.

10k...Men & Women...1st  €300, 2nd €200, 3rd  €100

Course record as follows...Men: Sergio Ciobanu  (Clonliffe Harriers) 30:33. If the course record is beaten, the winner will receive an extra bonus of €200 walking away with a total of €500.  

There will also be a trophy prize and medals for the fastest team. Also overall Senior and Masters Trophy

Located in South Clare, the town of Sixmilebridge is only a 20 minute drive from Limerick City. It is also ideally located for any runners in the towns of Shannon, Ennis and of course with the new tunnel, anyone in the county of Limerick itself.

If you are coming from the direction of Limerick, take a left at the main crossroads in the town (see pic)...over the small bridge...and then right (see pic). The GAA grounds are just up this road.

The race starts and finishes outside the GAA grounds in the village. The first mile is a gradual climb before it flattens out and there is plenty of running on flat country roads to the village of Kilmurry. As you turn for home, you soon pass the 15th Century Mountcashel Castle. Near the 5 mile mark, you turn off right onto a narrower and quieter country road which has one or two pulls. As you approach the 6 mile mark, you have a very fast downhill finish to the 10k mark.

For more information, visit www.sixmilebridge10k.com

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