Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Notice...MMRA Claragh Mtn 7km trail race in Millstreet - Sun 2nd Apr 2017

Friday, March 31, 2017

Notice...MMRA Claragh Mtn 7km trail race in Millstreet - Sun 2nd Apr 2017

This 7km trail race in Millstreet is coming up next Sunday the 2nd of April at 6pm. It's probably one of easiest in terms of mountain runs and is a good introduction. It is however tougher than the usual trail races that take place in various woods like Corrin or Kilworth.

One of the unusual aspects of the race is that it starts in the town of Millstreet. From there, you look up at Claragh and it's hard to imagine that you'll be doing a race that will take you to the summit and back. It's also hard to imagine that it is only 7kms but it is.

This 7km trail race is organised by the Munster Mountain Running Association and here is some info from them.....

The race is on Sunday evening at 6pm and has an entry fee of €5. Note that a €10 one-off annual registration charge also applies if it's your first race if the year.

Carpark and registration is opposite St. Patrick's Church on the main road going through the town (R582). Please arrive no later than 5:30pm to ensure you can be registered in time.

The route is a 7k out and back route, starting in the village with an initial road section before turning on to forest trail and emerging from the trees close to the summit of Claragh mountain where you might be able to sneak a peak at the beautiful scenery below.

This is a lovely race which is well supported locally with a real community feel to it and there will be tea and sandwiches in the hall afterwards.  

Gradient isn't that steep! :o)

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