The Carraig Hotel ‘Deadman’s 5’ mile road race will be held in Carrick-on-Suir this Friday evening, June 7, with a 7:30pm start time.
The race will be the third in this year’s OutfieldSports.ie Three Counties Challenge, a series of five races organised by Carrick AC with venues in the neighbouring counties of Tipperary, Waterford and Kilkenny. Entry for the race costs €10 and registration will be at the Carrick Swan GAA Hall, Parkside, from 6pm where changing facilities will be available. Entries will close at 7:10pm as the race must start at 7:30pm sharp due to the route passing through the railway crossing on Cregg Road. On no account can the race start be delayed to accommodate late entrants so make sure you get to the Swan Hall in good time for registration. Online registration is also available at http://www.runireland.com/
Prizes for all the usual categories will be presented at the Swan Hall along with the post-race refreshments.
The race will start at the historic Ormonde Castle (just a short jog from registration) and takes in a short lap of the town through the Main Street and Sean Kelly Square before heading out into the country and onto the Deadman’s Boreen. The route then returns to the town with a fast, flat finish at the Town Park. For further details contact Alan (051-641826) or Susan (087-2931430).
The annual 5k race in Touraneena was held on Friday evening last and there was a convincing victory for Philip Harty in a time of 15:21. Carrick AC’s Michael Murphy ran a very fine race to finish in eleventh position with a time of 17:40. Tom Doherty also put in a good run, finishing in 19:38 while Geraldine Houlihan clocked 24:37. Well done to our runners.
Irish Guide Dogs Walk/Run in
A sponsored walk and run in aid of the Irish Guide Dogs Association will be held in Rathgormack on Tuesday, June 18th at 7:30pm. There will be an option to complete either a two-mile or four-mile route from the Community Centre. Carrick AC’s Fit-4-Life training groups will take part in this event as part of our June training schedule.
The Fit-4-Life meet ‘n train group will meet as follows for the next three weeks:
Tues. 4th June: Sean Kelly Sports Centre, 7pm (taking in the Deadman’s 5 route)
Tues. 11th June: Sean Kelly Sports Centre, 7pm (Kilonerry circuit)
Tues. 18th June: Irish Guide Dogs Run, Rathgormack, 7:30pm