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Next race – Hibernian Insurance track race 1 mile on 06 August 2008 at 7.30pm

Next race – Hibernian Insurance track race 1 mile on 06 August 2008 at 7.30pm

Don’t forget our next race which is the Hibernian Insurance track race 1 mile on 06 August 2008 at 7.30pm. The entry fee will go to the Irish Cancer Society and the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Summer is a time for road and track races and August brings a series of three evenings of BHAA racing at Irishtown Stadium.

Each evening incorporates a series of races of the same distance, with runners grouped according to their BHAA standard. Thus, participants will be competing against runners of similar ability and pace. This makes for exciting races. People who have never won races before will win races. In addition, in the 3,000m races, there are prizes for adjusted times, where the actual time is reduced by a factor that depends on your BHAA standard. Click on "read more"…

On Wednesday 6 August at 7.30pm, we will have the Hibernian Insurance Charity 1 mile races, organised by Peter Vincent and colleagues. The entry fee will go to the Irish Cancer Society and the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

The following week, on Wednesday 13 August at 7.30pm, will see the Irish Life and Permanent 3,000m races, organised by Kathleen O’Callaghan and colleagues.

After a gap of a fortnight, there will be the Zurich Insurance 2 mile races on Wednesday 27 August at 7.30pm, organised by Stephen Willoughby and colleagues.

All of these track races are relatively short distances and would be suitable for both experienced runners as well as for someone who is just starting out.


A note about traffic at Irishtown from the organisers of last week’s race:

During the race last week we had a lot of residents complaining about the standard of parking around the Stadium. With more events due next month could the BHAA mention in their newsletter that the organisers need to make an arrangement with Clanna Gael and that cars are not to park on the grass open spaces or block residents access.
 
Also the race organisers on the night would need to police this. The Stadium staff mentioned as well that they are getting a lot of complaints.
 
Some of the residents were approaching the car owners and there was some verbals. Some of the worst parking was caused by the soccer teams arriving after the race started and they had some rows with the locals.


Bye for now

The Editor