Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Race notice...Marine Climb 6 mile road race...Dungarvan, Waterford - Fri 12th Apr 2013

The 2013 Ger Wyley Sports Summer Series starts on Friday, the 12th of April with the 21st Annual Marine Climb 6 Mile Road Race. The race starts at 7pm sharp!

Starting in Dungarvan in West Waterford, this race may be of interest to runners in East Cork or South Tipperary as well. It is perhaps a bit unusual in that it is a point to point race rather than a loop. While you normally should have no problem getting a lift back, if you are going with friends then consider leaving a car beforehand at the Marine Bar for the return journey.

Entries for the race will be taken in St. Joseph's primary school, Dungarvan. This is right alongside the church as you drive into the town from the Cork side. Entry fee for the race is 5 euros and is open to all runners over 16 years of age. There is plenty of parking nearby near the start and near the local sports centre. There is an additional €5 fee if you want to enter the overall series.

More details here from West Waterford AC...
Its 21 years ago this Friday when a hand full of runners participated in the very first Marine Climb road race. On that occasion, one Pat Heffernan of Thurles Crokes AC who was a top notch road runner of that era was the first to reach the top and go down in the history books as the first winner of the race. When the idea of the race was vetted, Christy O’Neill of the Marine Bar agreed to sponsor the event and this he has continued to do for all of those 21 years since. The club are greatfull to Christy and Helen and all the race committee at the Marine for all their work and help with the event for all those years and our wish is that we will continue with this association with the Marine for as many more years to come.

21ST YEAR SPECIAL PRIZE....As it's a very special occasion Friday night with it being the 21st year of the event, West Waterford AC through the kind sponsorship of the Martine Bar will give a special prize to not one but two lucky runner’s in the race, A Men’s and a Ladies prize will be awarded so best of luck to all participants.

MARINE CLIMB RACE INFO....Entries for the first race in this year’s Ger Wyley Summer Series will be taken at St. Josephs Primary School from 6 pm and the race will start at 7 pm sharp from the Lookout. The race will of course finish at the Marine Bar, home of our generous sponsor. The race distance is 6 miles. The race categories are: 1st 3 Men, Masters Men over 40,45,50,55 and 1st Male Junior, 1st 3 Women,  Masters over 35,40,45,50, 1st Female Junior, There will also be plenty of spot prizes drawn from amongst all non-prize-winners. Entry to the race is €5 and participants may also pay an extra €5 to enter the summer series overall. A 30 Euro SKINS voucher will be awarded to all runners who complete 5 of the 10-race summer programme. A cash bonus of 100 euro is on offer to the first male (30.20) and female (37.48) to break either course record Friday night.

A full preview of the course can be seen HERE

More info about the SKINS/Ger Wyley Sports Summer Series in an earlier post.

The race is sponsored by the Marine Bar which has a website and a Facebook Page.

The Marine Bar has been located on this spot for well over 200 years. Named after the soldiers that used to stop here, it was a long history which can be seen HERE

More information on the Ger Wyley Summer Road Race Series HERE

Please note that there is a separate charge if you want to enter the overall series on the night.

Organised by West Waterford AC

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