Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Notice...MMRA Clonakilty Trail Race - Sun 8th Feb 2015

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Notice...MMRA Clonakilty Trail Race - Sun 8th Feb 2015

As well as there been plenty of road races locally, the Munster Mountain Running Association have their own series of trail races on various hills and mountains in the province.

Here is some information from them about their second race of 2015....Race number 2 of 6 in the Munster Sunday League.

From the MMRA....Clonakilty Trail race...The next MMRA race will be held on Sunday 8th February 2015 at 1pm in Castlefreke Woods outside Clonakilty. This trail race takes place on relatively gentle terrain and is a great introduction to trail running for any newcomers.

Course Description: The race starts at the forest barrier in the car park and follows the forest trail up towards an old ‘Wart Well’. The trail then descends through the woods and follows a route to an old lodge. From here we take the Lake Walk through the woods which brings us to the Sand Dunes and on to beautiful Long Strand. From here runners can choose their own path through a 1km beach run and exit Long Strand and climb up to the High Cross. From here it is a gentle decent to the forest barrier and Finish Line.  The distance is approximately 6km and the grade is relatively easy.

Please be aware that ALL participants MUST purchase IMRA membership for 2015 and cost is €10 per person for the 2015 calendar year. Please note this is a separate one-off yearly payment, in addition to race cost. Please download the membership form, print and bring filled out form to race. You will be then assigned your 2015 IMRA number on the day. This number is to be kept and used in all subsequent 2015 races. Cost of the race is €5. There will be tea and sandwiches at the finish line.

An important rule change that has been introduced for your own safety and for the safety of others is that, as of the start of January 2015, it is MANDATORY to carry a rain jacket for ALL IMRA races. PLEASE note that under our new national rules, you cannot be allowed to race officially without this ... no exceptions. Marshals will check that the rain jacket is carried for the duration of the race. 

Note that all those taking part must be registered with the MMRA. This costs €10 for the year. More info HERE

Full directions with maps can be seen HERE

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