Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Tipperary...Preview of the Deadmans 5 mile road race - Fri 7th June 2013

The third race of five in the 3 Counties Challenge. is coming up on Friday, the 7th of June with the Deadman's 5 mile in Carrick-on-Suir in S.Tipperary.

From the organisers......The 3 Counties Challenge moves back to County Tipperary for Race 3 in the series, the Carraig Hotel "Deadman's 5" mile road race on Friday 7th June @ 7:30 sharp. This race, now in it's eight year, starts at the picturesque Ormonde Castle in Carrick on Suir, and goes through the center of the town before taking in a loop of the famous Deadman's Boreen, finishing on a lovely long straight stretch at the back of the Town Park , 5 Miles in total. It is mostly flat, with a short drag in the middle, but mile 4 on is slightly downhill, so a good time is possible.

More details from the organisers.......
Registration takes place at the Carrick Swan GAA Hall (behind the Garda Barracks) from 6:00 p.m. Please note the race must start on time at 7:30, as part of the route goes over a railway crossing, so Registration will close at 7:10.  You can avoid the rush on the night by entering online at Entry fee is €10.00

There will be changing and shower facilities after the race in the Club Hall, and also after race refreshments will be in the hall this year.

The Prize fund is the same for all the races in the series:- 1st/2nd/3rd Man & Woman €200/€125/€75 and usual age categories. There is also a Mens and Womens Team Prize and loads of spot prizes.Please note , as the race distance is 5 Miles you must be over 18 to run (as per conditions of AAI permit).

Don't forget this is race 3 of a 5 race series, and anyone running 4 out of 5 races will receive a €25 voucher for Adidas technical running shoes from series sponsor Outfield Sports in Carrick on Suir.

Course Map...

 The 5 mile course starts and finishes in the town and takes in a loop to the north.

Closer look at the town section...

A full preview of the course with photos can be seen HERE

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