Monday, September 2, 2013

Event notice...Emly 13 km road race - Fri 6th Sept 2013

The 7th and final race in Ballyhoura Limerick Series is coming up next Friday, the 6th of September with the Emly 13km road race. This race is unusual in some ways in that the distance isn't usual.......13 kms is approx 8.1 miles.......and Emly is in Co.Tipperary! That said, much of the course is on the Limerick / Tipperary border and should be within easy access for a lot of people.

The race starts at 7pm and the entry fee is €10. Entries will be taken at Byrnes Tavern near the church at the eastern side of the village.

From the organisers......Emly 13k Road-Race.....The village of Emly is busily gearing itself  for its first ever 13k road-race on Friday, September 6th next at 7.00pm. Following last year's well-supported and successful 10k event, the Emly organisers applied for inclusion in this year's Ballyhoura Active Summer Series of road-runs and were quickly accepted. The new course is a loop-circuit of the Northern reaches of this historic parish, skirting the Limerick/ Tipperary border, and passing through the townslands of Knockane, Duncummin and Ballyvistea in the Old Pallas/ Kilteely direction.

The 13k distance was chosen with  the upcoming Charleville Half-Marathon in mind, to provide a longer work-out for those preparing for that event, the final run in the 2013 series, on Sept.22nd next. This is a flat course with a solid surface, well-marshaled and with the promise of a warm welcome and refreshments for all runners. In addition to the road-run, the organisers will also stage a fun-walk in the vicinity of the village, with some surprise entertainment for all comers!

Registration commences at 6.00pm.

Preview........A full preview of the course with maps, directions and photos can be seen HERE

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