Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Notice - Clonmel Half-Marathon, Tipperary - Sun 20th Aug 2017

The Clonmel Half-Marathon is coming up on Sunday the 20th of August 2017 and there is an entry limit of 800 runners. Since it first started back in 2010, it has grown in popularity every year and if you are interested then you should enter as soon as possible.

The standard entry fee is €35 and that includes a dry fit top.

Here is a note from Clonmel AC.......Clonmel AC are delighted to have Boston Scientific as our main sponsors for the 7th consecutive year.  This year's race will take place on Sunday 20th August at the new earlier time of 10am. With a €35 entry fee, this half marathon offers great value for money, for the fee you get race entry, chip timing, Performance T-Shirt, souvenir medal, water & fruit at finish line plus complementary post race refreshments which include tea, coffee, sandwiches, buns, biscuits etc served with the great Clonmel AC hospitality!

We will also have a DJ at the finish blasting out tunes to help motivate you on the last 100m, adding to the atmosphere for athletes & spectators alike. Bring along the family to support you & let the kids enjoy the Bouncy Castle in the finishing area while your out running.

We provide small water bottles at our 4 water stations throughout the course & give a choice of 4 Pacers if anyone wants company to achieve their target. At Clonmel AC we want to make the 13.1 miles as enjoyable an experience as possible & with the help of our 100+ volunteers we're there to give you a big welcome & encourage you all the way. We even have the team from South Tipp Physio at the finish ready to give you a complementary massage to relieve your aching muscles. Please read the FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS section on the Boston Scientific Half Marathon tab to learn everything you need to know about the event.

As well as establishing itself as a PB Half Marathon course we're happy to say it's also earned a reputation as a great course for a beginners Half Marathon. Clonmel AC host this event in an atmosphere of friendship & we're there to encourage & support everyone to achieve their goal every step of the way regardless of time, we were even delighted to welcome many Walkers to our event in 2016 & hope to see many more come along in 2017. This half marathon is an 'all inclusive' event, if you train to participate in it, we'll be there to meet you at the end!

With just 10 weeks from Boston Scientific Half Marathon to the Dublin Marathon it's the perfect addition to the marathon training plan to establish your condition in the lead up Dublin.
This event proved very useful preparation to Claire Gibbons McCarthy from Leevale AC who won the ladies race & set the new women's course record on our Half Marathon. Claire went on to run a seasons best of 2:38 in the Berlin Marathon in September 2016.


Entry Fee:
€35 from 2nd July to 11th August 2017

€45 on 19th & 20th August at race HQ

A €1.95 transaction fee applies to all online applications.

The race website is http://www.clonmelac.com/

In the Launch photo - left to right - Conor Fleming, Frank Lynch, Mark Darmody, Nicola Maunsell, Peter Kiely (Quality Engineer, Boston Scientific), Kieran Dunne (HR Director, Boston Scientific) and Niall O’Sullivan.  The run takes place on Sunday, August 20th at 10.00am.

PRIZES for #BSHM2017

There is a total prize fund of over €2500 being given out on race day. The breakdown is a follows...
Senior Men 1st - €200, 2nd - €150, 3rd - €100, 4th - €80, 5th - €70
Senior Ladies 1st - €200, 2nd - €150, 3rd - €100, 4th - €80, 5th - €70
Master Men 1st 0/40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65 (€60 EACH)    2nd 0/40, 45, 50, 55 (€50 EACH)
Master Ladies 1st 0/35, 40, 45, 50, 55,60 (€60 EACH) 2nd 0/35, 40, 45, 50 (€50 EACH)
Bonus Prize for Course Record
€250 for breaking Men's course record 68:25 held by William Maunsell in 2015
€250 for breaking Women's course record 75:08 held by Claire Gibbson McCarthy in 2016
Prize giving is scheduled for 12:30 pm at race HQ. If any of the prize winners are not at the presentation of prizes on the race day then they must contact club treasurer Paula Dwan (086-8046676) by 20th September to claim their prize otherwise the money will be donated to charity.

PLEASE NOTE: The first 5 men & first five women who cross the finish line get the top prizes, athletes after that will be ranked according to their age category.

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