Due to popular demand the Craughwell 10 race is being rescheduled to start at an earlier time of 11.15 helping accommodate a more enjoyable St. Patrick's weekend for all.

 
 
 

Craughwell 10 Road Race 19/3/17
Safety Briefing

NB: Participants warming up must do so in a safe and controlled manner. Under no circumstances should participants restrict the free flow of traffic in any way prior to the event.

Please note that there are no road closures for this event. All participants must use the LEFT SIDE of the road at all times. All participants must pay particular care to remain on the LEFT SIDE of the main road R349, please obey marshals when crossing road at Rathgorgin(m4) and Dunsandle(m7).

Risk Assessment
A risk assessment and risk management plan has been drafted for the event and is displayed at Race HQ.

Emergency Contacts
Race Director  - Gerry Tracey 085 1742754
Marshal Director - Noel Gorman 087 9742955

Nearest Hospital/A&E: UCH Galway 091 580580
Nearest Garda Station: Gort Garda Station 091 636400

Race Route
Starting at railway bridge at Templemartin, through Craughwell village, up Ballymore, Ballywinna, Moyode demesne to R349 ,follow along R349 passing by Kilconieron, Cregg, Holypark, Carrownamorrissey and turning onto return loop at Dunsandle crossroads down Glebe, Ballynageeragh, Ganty and finishing at Ballymore outside Gilligan GAA park.

                                                       Craughwell 10 Road Race 19/3/17
                                                                    Safety Briefing

NB: Participants warming up must do so in a safe and controlled manner. Under no circumstances should participants restrict the free flow of traffic in any way prior to the event.

Please note that there are no road closures for this event. All participants must use the LEFT SIDE of the road at all times. All participants must pay particular care to remain on the LEFT SIDE of the main road R349, please obey marshals when crossing road at Rathgorgin(m4) and Dunsandle(m7).

Risk Assessment
A risk assessment and risk management plan has been drafted for the event and is displayed at Race HQ.

Emergency Contacts
Race Director - Gerry Tracey 085 1742754
Marshal Director - Noel Gorman 087 9742955

Nearest Hospital/A&E: UCH Galway 091 580580
Nearest Garda Station: Gort Garda Station 091 636400

Race Route

Starting at railway bridge at Templemartin, through Craughwell village, up Ballymore, Ballywinna, Moyode demesne to R349 ,follow along R349 passing by Kilconieron, Cregg, Holypark, Carrownamorrissey and turning onto return loop at Dunsandle crossroads down Glebe, Ballynageeragh, Ganty and finishing at Ballymore outside Gilligan GAA park.

2017 Galway 10 Mile County Championship on March 19th - Craughwell 10 Mile Road Race 

The 8th running of the Craughwell 10 mile road race will take place on Sunday 19th March at 11.15 am.  Going from strength to strength each year this race continues to attract a 400 strong field of runners from all corners of Ireland.  This year we have an exciting new route that brings the runners through Craughwell Village before they head off along by Moyode wood, onto Kilconerion, Ganty and finishing at Gilligan Park just outside Craughwell Village. The race is chipped timed with a finisher’s medal for all competitors. Craughwell AC are delighted to have ‘Revive Active’ as their main sponsors this year. 

Attracting the best of both National and local running legends down through the years it’s always an exciting watch.  A new course record is up for grabs on the day with the new route! Our previous route was always a hotly contended affair with the mens course record being held by Sean Connolly of Tallaght AC in 2011 coming home in 49:12 and the womens course record of 57.44 set in 2013 by Eilish Kelly of Raheny Shamrock AC. Other race winners down though the years include Mick Clohisey, Pauline Curley, Jane-Ann Meehan and 2016 winners both hailed from the Galway City Harriers Club -Matt Bidwell and Sarah Collins. Both participants had the following to say about the event.

Matt: “The Craughwell 10 miler is one of my favourite road races in the calendar. It is always well supported by athletes both locally and nationally and it’s a great opportunity to pit yourself against the best over the classic threshold distance. After 7 years of trying I finally managed to win this race in 2016 and it would go down as one of my fondest memories in over 15 years of distance running. I’m really looking forward to defending my title in 2017 and the new course promises to add an extra dimension to this event. Finally it would be amiss if I didn’t mention the famous post-race spread which is a just reward after a hard race workout!”

Sarah: “Having ran the Craughwell 10 a few of years ago (when I was relatively new to racing) and seeing what a well organised, professional event it was, it was on my list of races to complete in 2016. 
Last year was no exception that same level of organisation coupled with a fantastic route means it appeals to runners of all abilities. Winning it was not something I had thought about, it was to get out there and get around it in a good time. The encouragement I received from fellow runners carried me over the line, delighted and surprised to be 1st female. It is a brilliant event and highly recommended for all to get out there and take part
.”

Race Head Quarters and registration is at St Michaels Hall in Craughwell Village. The race start line is approx 0.5 miles from the hall and after the 10 mile trek participants finish approx 0.25 miles from race HQ on the opposite side of the village where each will receive the coveted C10 Medal – so just a short post race cool down back to the hall for the now infamous post-race refreshments and prize giving. The following are the prize categories for this years race - 1st, 2nd 3rd Female, 1st, 2nd 3rd Male, 1st F/Male O40, 1ST F/Male O50, 1ST F/Male O60, 10th Male and Female finishers and 1st Male and 1st Female Team. In addition to the above prize categories the County Board offer the following prizes - 1st/2nd/3rd Male/Female Senior, Masters 035, O50 and O65, 1st/2nd/3rd Male/Female teams of four finishers. Registration is now open for this event on active.com.

            

Craughwell 10 Race Director Gerry Treacy, Breege Connolly (Olympian), Fiona Diviney (Craughwell AC Vice Chairperson) and John Ward (Craughwell AC Secretary) 

Craughwell AC members launching this year’s Craughwell 10 mile race on March 19th with the race sponsor ‘Revive Active’ representative Joe Duane

 

With less than a month to go to Craughwell 10 Mile Road Race preparations are well under way. It's been a busy week of entries so don't forget to register here: http://www.active.com/craughwell-galway/running/distance-running-races/craughwell-10-2017?int= 

This year we are delighted to announce that  Revive Active are our main sponsors you can see their range of products here https://reviveactive.com/  

This year the category prizes are as follows 

1st 2nd 3rd lady

1st 2nd 3rd male

first lady over 40

First male over 40

First lady over 50

First male over 50

First lady over 60

First male over 60

We have added 10th male and female this year!!! Revive Active have kindly donated hampers as prizes another great reason to Enter this great race.

Have a look at this link for map of NEW route and addtional information.

Looking forward to welcoming you all on the 19th of March.

http://ie.mapometer.com/events/event/Craughwell_10_2017 

  
 

Q: When does the race take place? 

A: 19th March 2017 at 1pm.

Q: Where does it take place?

A: Craughwell Community Hall, St. Michaels hall, Craughwell village.

Q: Is the course accurately measured?

A: yes it is.

Q: Is this race Athletics Association of Ireland (AAI) certified?

A; Yes.

Q: Is he event chip timed?

A; Yes.

Q: How much does it cost to enter? 

A: €25 online. http://www.active.com/craughwell-galway/running/distance-running-races/craughwell-10-2017?int=

Q: Where can I park?

A: Parking is available in the village but is limited, please carpool if possible.

Q: How do I enter?

A: http://www.active.com/craughwell-galway/running/distance-running-races/craughwell-10-2017?int=

Q: Where do I get my race number and chip?

A: These can be collected the day before and on the morning of the event in the community hall.

Q: Can I walk the course?

A:Yes walkers are more than welcome.

Q: Are there age restrictions?

A: Yes, all runners/walkers must be over 18 on the day of the event.

Q: What time does the race start?

A: 1pm sharp.

Q: Where does the race start?

A: Just alongside the railway bridge on the slip road off the Galway road, 750m from community hall.

Q: Should I wear my race number to the front or back?

A: Always wear your race number on the front.

Q: Are there pacers?

A: No.

Q: Will the roads be closed?

A: No, so please respect the stewards and respect the rules of the road at all times.

Q: Will I get an official finishing time?

A: Yes all results will be posted on redtag timing and linked to here as soon as the event is over and results are collated.

Q: Is the course marked in miles or kilometres?

A: It will be marked in miles.

Q: Will there be water stations on the course?

A: Yes, at 3, 6, and 9 miles and water will be available at the finish line.

Q: What first aid facilities do you have?

A: Order of Malta will be on hand to offer assistance to anyone in distress.

Q: Will there be refreshments available after the race?

A: Yes, refreshments will be available in the community hall.

Q: Will there be toilets?

A: Yes.

Q: Are there finisher's medals?

A: Yes.

Please keep an eye on our Facebook page for any other details on the race.https://www.facebook.com/craughwell.ac/

Looking forward to welcoming you all to this years Craughwell 10.

 

 

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Wednesday the 17th. .