On Saturday, 7th March 2015, we will host our annual Ras Naomh Finian race.
Please note the START LOCATION is at Mother Hubbards, which is between Enfield and Clonard, on the old N4. Google Street View
This year we will also have a separate race for Women – see important details below regarding the start for the Women’s race.
After the races, we will have food in Mother Hubbards where the prize presentations will take place.
Sign on is in Mother Hubbards, and will be open from 09:30am.
Start is From Mother Hubbards, and the race heads out the old Galway Road (R148 through Clonard, and on to Kinnegad), and on then through Milltownpass, Rochfortbridge, Tyrellspass, and will turn around in Kilbeggan and come back in the same route. Finish line is the same as previous years – just before Clonard Village.
We will keep the same format as last years event. This proved to be very successful, so we will once again have 3 separate races this year, as well as an extra, separate, race for Women…
First race (Sponsored by Focus Bikes)
11am sharp (small handicap for A2 group)
Women’s race is a reduced distance: 44km in total.
Route is from Mother Hubbards, rolling out *immediately behind the A4 race, but turning around in Rochfortbridge. Finish line is the same as for the men’s races – just before Clonard Village.
We would request all riders taking part in the Women’s race to assemble behind the A4 bunch, ready to roll out just behind them.
Prizes are as follows:
First 6 overall in each separate race.
A1 Race: 1st 3 unplaced Cat-2 riders.
A3 Race: 1 unplaced Junior & Vet
and….here are the details of the race route: