This race is organised by An Ríocht AC and takes in the roads around Castleisland in Co.Kerry
Race HQ is at the clubhouse which has the only 400m outdoor running track in Kerry.
Essentially, the course does a loop around the town and then at about 1.5 miles, it heads north and slightly uphill. The peak is near where the road joins the N21 and then, you down south and slightly downhill along the hard shoulder. Then it's back in to do a loop around to the south of the town before finishing back near the athletics track.
Location of An Riocht AC track in Castleisland. This race does a short loop around the town before heading North.
|Approx 1.6 miles...straight road north out of the town|
|Approx 3.7 miles...where the road north joins the bypass. Lots of fast downhill running from here|
|Approx 6.7 miles....end of the bypass and heading back in towards the town|
|Approx 7.0 miles...start of the loop to the south of the town|
|Approx 7.5 miles...Right at the T-junction and then south. Roads are dead flat|
|Approx 7.7 miles...Turn left onto a quieter country road|
|Approx 8.6 mile......Turn left and head back in towards the town|
|Approx 9.2 miles.....Back into the outskirts of the town|
|Approx 9.5 miles...A hill in the last mile. Several hundred metres long...sharp at first but then eases off|
|Approx 9.8 miles....Turn left and head down the narrow road towards the sports track|
|Flat fast run into the finish|
Overall....A reasonably fast course. There are two real hills as such. The first one after mile two is more of a gentle incline. The second one at about 9.5 miles is steeper but short. There is a significant amount of flat or slightly downhill running which should make for fast times. If you are going for a fast 10 mile time then this is one to do it on.