The 2013 Outfieldsports.ie 3 Counties Challenge gets underway on this Friday evening, April 26, with a brand new race over 5km in the beautiful village of Faugheen just four miles outside Carrick-on-Suir. This new race has been very kindly sponsored by Bobby FitzGerald Accounting, Carrick-on-Suir and is certain to become a popular race with all athletes as the course is particularly fast. The accurately-measured route has been used in the past for the well-known Faugheen 50 motorbike circuit and has a full AAI permit. Entry to the race costs €10 and race registration will be from 6pm in the hall beside the church with the race starting at 7:30pm. Online entries will be accepted until Thursday on http://www.runireland.com/ . Entry for the complete series of five races can be availed of for €45 and there will be a €25 voucher for Adidas running shoes at Outfield Sports for any runners who complete four of the five races.
As well as the €200 prize money, the race winner will receive the Gerry Moran Perpetual Cup and there are generous prizes for the first three men and ladies to finish. Prizes will be on offer ,as usual, in the following categories : Ladies - O/35, O/40, O/45, O/50 and O/55 Men - O/40, O/45, O/50, O/55 and O/60. There will also be a prize for first male and female U/19.
The all-important post-race refreshments and prize-giving (as well as much chat!) will take place in Fleming’s bar in the village. For a very enjoyable run over a flat, fast course you really should be in Faugheen for the first ever Bobby FitzGerald Accounting 5k on Friday!
For further information contact Mark (086-1608165) or Alan (051-641826)
Well done to Carrick AC members Patrick Roche and Geraldine Houlihan who took on the challenge of the 6-mile Marine Climb in Dungarvan recently. Patrick came home in an excellent time of 35:34 and finished in sixth place overall. Geraldine won the O/50 category in the ladies’ race with a time of 52:30.
The meet ‘n train groups will continue to train over the next few weeks at the following venues (7pm start each week) :
Tues. April 23rd - Faugheen Tues. April 30th- Seskin Wood, Carrick Tues. May 7th- Portlaw Woods