Thursday, July 4, 2013

Race notice...Dungarvan 5 mile road race - Fri 5th July 2013

 The GlaxoSmithKline 5 mile road race is coming up in Dungarvan, West Waterford on Friday evening, the 5th of July 2013 at 8pm. The entry fee for the race is €10 and includes a technical t-shirt for the first 250 registered! As races go, that's exceptional value.

This is also the 8th race of 10 in the Ger Wyley Sports/SKINS Summer Series.

Notes from West Waterford AC, the organisers of the race...
14th Annual Glaxosmithkline 5...This race is now in its 14th year. As always, there is a huge amount of prizes on offer covering all categories. No surprise then that this race usually sees one of the largest entries of the series. Entries will be taken at the Dungarvan United Football club pavillion, Kilrush, Dungarvan.The first 250 entrants will receive a techinical t- shirt. The entry fee is 10 Euro. All proceeds will be donated to The Jack and Jill Foundation. This is a very fast course and one to aim for if you’re planning a P.B.
Course record:
Sandis Bralitis West Waterford AC 24.32 (2008)
Sinead Cummins St. Josephs AC 29.20 (2004)

The easiest way to get to the race HQ is to find the garage on the ring road around the town...
The white houses that you can see above are at the entrance to Kilrush estate. The local soccer club is literally just in about 100 metres.

Course.....this is a very fast 5 mile course. Any hills are very small indeed and you should be able to post a very fast time on this course.

Overall......A well organised race on a fast course. With a tech top for the first 250 to register for just €10, it's exceptional value as short races go. It's likely to attract runners from a wide catchment area. Just get there early.

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