I am pleased to attach the calendar for 2008. Loads of people have asked me for this already so I am sure that we will have big fields in 2008.
Some new and interesting races in there. Eircom will host a cross-country race at Cherryfield Park in January; North County Farmers will have a first ever floodlit cross-country race in March; track races again in the summer; Pearl Izumi will put on a new 10km road race in Tymon Park in September; and Bank of Ireland will have a 6km beach race on Dollymount Strand in November. Then we have many of the wonderful races that we have had in 2007 and earlier years. Race of the year in 2007, the RTE race, will be held in April and the Trinity Track races, the ESB dash ‘n splash and lots more will be held too. I am looking forward to lots of these races already.
I was sorry to note the absence of the Dublin Bus name among the race promoters. Dublin Bus have been involved in the BHAA since the very start and have put on some great races over the years. They always made a huge effort and I think that the turnout at some of the more recent 10 mile road races in Rathcoole did not give them great encouragement. I myself had a great fondness for the Rathcoole 10 miler as it was my very first BHAA race way back in September 2005 and the rainy day, the bus trip up the mountains, the long walk to the start and the hilly course did not detract one bit from my enjoyment of the race. I had hoped to finally crack the hour next time but I guess I now have an excuse – we don’t appear to have our own 10 mile race any more. A big thank you to David Byrne and all his Dublin Bus colleagues for their efforts over the years.
So, get your 2008 diary out now and mark in these dates. Each one will be fun.
See you on Sunday next at Marlay Park for a 10.00 start.
Please forward the calendar to anyone who might be interested. There are smaller adhesive label versions of the calendar that you can stick inside your diary cover or on the fridge etc. Get one at a forthcoming race.
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BHAA Fixtures for 2008.pdf (62.4 KB)