Silvermines - Killoscully Half Marathon
Saturday 9 June, 2018
8 (2,3,3) - Moderate Terrain, >500M ascent, >10Km
- Only major junctions marked
Munster Half-Marathon League
A varied route, starting at Knockanroe Woods (also known as The Step) carpark above Silvermines village and finishing in the centre of Killoscully village. About 9km of the route is on single track trails, 8.5km on forest roads and the rest on quiet country roads.
Killoscully, Co. Tipperary
Race sign-in is in Killoscully Community Hall, just beside Ryan's Pub. Race sign-in opens at 09:30 and closes at 10:30 sharp! Buses are organised to bring everyone to the race start, it's about a 10/15min drive.
Please park sensibly and obey any parking instructions.
Race Entry Procedure
Entry to this race is by online registration only. It will not be possible to enter on the day. Online registration will open on TBD close on TBD.
- Login to your "myimra" account on www.imra.ie. If you don't have an account, create one using the REGISTER FOR MYIMRA link, and follow the instructions carefully.
- Go to the PURCHASE IMRA PRODUCTS page and purchase entry to this race (€25). If you are not already a IMRA member for this year, you will first need to purchase that (€10).
- If this is your first IMRA race of the year, collect your bib number at the race, and hold on to it, as it's valid for the full year.
For safety reasons it is mandatory to bring and carry:
- A shower/wind proof jacket
- A charged mobile phone
Leave No Trace
We have Coillte and local permission for this great event so please respect the course. No bottles, gel wrappers etc. are to be discarded. Please report any littering.
There will be a water station with some snacks near the 10km mark. If you wish to take water, you will need your own bottle (this is to discourage littering). This is a top up, be aware that you should be self-sufficient during the race. We will endeavour to keep stocked but please don't rely on this station as your only food/drink.
After the race
A hot meal and dessert will be served to every competitor at the end of the race in the Killoscully Community Hall. There are prizes for 1st three men and women and some extra spot prizes too.
Detailed Route Description
See map. The route begins in Knockanroe Woods before a boggy out-and-back section of Silvermines Mountain ridge, with views of the now disused mines on one side, and a preview of Keeper Hill on the other. Once back in the forest, the route follows a narrow trail on a very steep descent (trail running shoes are highly recommended) onto a road running alongside the Mulkear River. A right turn off the road begins the climb to the cairn at the top of Keeper Hill. With over 450m gained in 3km, and a mix of grassy paths, stoney tracks, and open mountain this is the toughest part of the route. The cairn (and communications mast...) is at 694m with views in all directions. From here to Killoscully is almost 9km and almost all downhill! The downhill starts on forest road into Ballyhourigan forest, and then heads off-road onto mucky and grassy trails, before levelling out when reaching the road. The final section into Killoscully follows an old-mass path that has been restored by the local community. Note that roads are not closed so rules of the road apply.