Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Notice...Clonmel AC 6km Inter-Firm Road Race Series...Wed 30th March & Wed 6th, 13th & 20th April 2016

Clonmel AC 6K Inter Firm Road Race Series...The Club is once again promoting the Clonmel A C 6K Inter Firm Road Race Series sponsored by Morrison BMW, Cahir. The Club would like to thank Morrison Motors and especially Gary Morrison for their very generous sponsorship.

This year the races gets underway on Wednesday 23rd March at 6.15pm SHARP with a practice run over the route while the event itself gets underway on Wednesday 30th March and 6th,13th and 20th of April. On Wednesday 20th of April the race format will be “lucky dip” based on pre selected finishing positions.

We would ask all athletes to refrain from blocking up the entrance to LIDL and keep the main road free to traffic prior to each race.

Due to the high level of interest we have to go with Chip Timing and the cost is 20 Euros for all 5 races.
Colaiste Cheitinn is the Race Headquarters for each race and numbers can be collected there from 5.30pm on the 23rd March and from 5.45pm on all the other nights.

Now is the time to be organising your team of five athletes with the best three performances (athletes who are closest to their Predictions) to count each night.

The three races on March 30th and April 6th and 13th will see athletes predict their time each night when they enter and collect their number. They must then run the course without a watch or Iphones.
If an athlete is caught wearing a watch or IPod, their team will be penalised.

This sort of competition allows every athlete to set their own pace and regardless of where they finish in the race they can all help their team to win the competition.

This is an event where you the athlete set the target, you decide every night what your finishing time is and then you have to run as close to that time to help your team. For instance you could predict 30 mins for the 6k and then run the race in 30 mins 1 second and you score one point for your team. Then you have another athlete on your team who predicts his finishing time as 21 mins and runs the race in 21 mins 31 secs, he score 31 points for the team. The three athletes that score the lowest points will count on your team, it is not based on your finishing position it is based on your time and what you predicted.

Last year’s event was a brilliant success with 77 teams competing, which saw 329 athletes compete the 1st night, 328 athletes the 2nd night and 316 athletes the 3rd night. This event caters for all levels and last year we had athletes running the 6k from 20 mins 22 secs to 49 mins.

The Lucky Dip Race will take place on Wednesday 20th April.

The Presentation of Prizes will take place in Mulcahy’s, Gladstone Street on Wednesday 22nd April at 9.30pm where refreshments and music will be provided, this was a brilliant night last year.
For further details please contact Niall O Sullivan at 086 1660888.

The route can be seen at

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