Race Day Information for the Craughwell 10 - Sunday 19th March 2017. 

NEW START TIME 11.15

Race number collection: Your race number will be available for collection from 12.30pm to 1.30pm on Saturday the 18th of March at St. Michael's Hall, Craughwell.

From 9.00am to 10.30am on race day 19th of March at our race HQ at St. Michael's Hall Craughwell. 

Please arrive early to collect your race number.

Race starts at 11.15.

Ample parking in Craughwell Village. Please obey general rules of the road. NOTE:  The start line for the 10 mile race is approx 0.5 miles awat from the HQ!

See you all on Sunday!

 

 

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

Wednesday the 23rd. .