A stunning entry list of 1260 competitors will this Sunday descend upon Dungarvan for the 20th running of the Dungarvan 10 Mile Road Race. Just the sort of event that the Diarist should be aiming to compete in although maybe a little soon yet as the Xmas pounds have yet to fall away!
A nationwide field (including many of our own West Waterford A.C), all with differing levels of expectations, will bound around the town's parameters in the hope of beating Personal Best's, Course Records or simply to complete on the road to greater targets. The Diarist will be in attendance to witness the event and cheer on the athletes who depart from the Youghal Road at 13:00 and encourages readers (if not entered) to do the same.
The "carrot on the stick" for the elite of the field will be to claim 1st place and and a place in the history book of the event, oh....and the 400 euro for winning either Men's or Ladies Categories, decreasing amounts are offered for all in the Men's Top Ten and Ladies Top 6, a little differential there and The Diarist can quash any late rumours suggesting that Richard Keys and Andy Gray will be commentating on the race...Smashing! Team prizes, age categories, juniors and wheelchair competitors also have prize classification making it a highly competitive day all round.
Current Dungarvan 10 Record Holders -
Men's........................ Sandis Bralitis (West Waterford AC) ........50.08
Ladies...................... Rosemary Ryan (Bilboa AC) ......................57:27
List Of Entrants
The Diarist wishes the best of luck to all those competing and of course the efforts of everyone involved in arranging and marshalling the event, hopefully next year I'll be a contender!! Be sure to call back next week for a review of the event.