Thursday, June 20, 2013

Upcoming event...The Champion Kiely 5k road race, Ballyneale, Tipperary - Fri 28th June 2013

This 5 km road race is coming up in Ballyneale, South Tipperary on Friday, the 28th of June 2013 at 7:30pm.

Location...Ballyneale is about 3 miles / 5 kms to the north-west of Carrick-on-Suir.
If you are coming from Clonmel then take the N24 for Carrick-on-Suir. Look for the turn off left about 4 kms east of Kilsheelan.
From Carrick-on-Suir, take the R696 and look for the turn off left.

The village is well sign posted from the N24, N76 and R696 roads. Unusually however, the signs on the N76 and R696 refer to it as 'Ballyneill' while the sign posts on the N24 say 'Ballyneale'. Either way, it's one and the same village.

Ballyneale itself is a very small village consisting of a church, pub, school and several houses.

From the organisers.....Race registration will be from 6pm at the school. Parking is available at the community sports field, 800 metres from the school. The race starts 200 metres from the school and includes one full circuit of the village and finishing at the community sports field. Tea and refreshments will be served at the sportsfield.

The course itself is mostly flat and fast and is run mostly on quiet country roads. The elevation changes by only a few metres over it's length so there are essentially no real hills or drags. As 5k races go, this would be considered to be one of the fastest.

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