Wednesday 1 July, 2009
6 (2,2,2) - Moderate Terrain, 200M - 500M ascent, 6Km - 10Km
- Route fully marked
Nearest major landmark is Blessington village which is on the N81 some 5/6 miles southwest of Tallaght. however an alternative to turning off in Blessington village which is normally very busy with traffic is to take a left turn just before Blessington called 'Red lane' as noted on the OS56 map. Road is not marked Red lane but sign posted for Lake Drive and Lacken. (note there is a house with a white garden wall right at the corner of the left turn. Continue down red lane, at T junction take right turn sign posted for Lake Drive and Lacken. Take next left turn to cross Blessington Bridge over the Phollaphuca reservoir, turn right after crossing bridge, follow road around (taking care to keep right on main road and NOT go straight at sharp right bend). Approximately 1.4 miles from bridge, a small lane on left leads to event parking and registration Start G.R O 003123. This turn is easy to miss so watch out for the marshall/sign at this turn off. Continue up lane until see marshall directing traffic into field on left. (If you end up in Lacken - you've gone too far so turn back again to find laneway to start!) If coming from Blessington village take the left turn off the N81 at the traffic lights in the centre of the village. take the route signposted to Lacken. After about 1km from Blessington, turn right across the Blessington Bridge and follow directions as above. Parking is â‚¬3 per car which field owner will collect at entrance.
Registration is in car parking field close to race start and will close at 7.15 sharp. Anyone arriving after this time will not be registered for race. Cost of â‚¬3 per car so makes sence to carpool at Zellers beforehand. Strickly no car parking directly at race start - the limited space here is reserved for laptop operators. Juniors: In keeping with IMRA rules 'Rule 410 Age Limits' there will be a juniors race route which will be marked accordingly. Instructions to be given on the night.
You need to have done 2 non-running volunteer roles in a calendar year to qualify for end of year prize
Check with race director if they have a need for people volunteering and running. Race directors need a minimum number of people available throughout the race to make the race work so non-running volunteers are preferable. While it can be helpful, volunteering in a volunteer and race capacity does not count towards qualifying for end of year prize