The John Treacy Dungarvan 10 brings together the ideal race combination of fun runners, joggers, club athletes and top class internationals who compete over a fast flat 10 mile course around the historic town of Dungarvan, we look forward to welcoming you to our town on February 2nd 2020. Don’t be disappointed as many were last year get your entry in as soon as entries open November 1st. The race incorporates the popular John Treacy Club Challenge Cup for men’s and ladies teams which has proved to be hugely competitive. We will again be calling on all the athletic clubs of Ireland to take on the challenge in 2020.
The race will start at the Youghal Road Dungarvan with a short loop around Mitchell St., then down Collins Road, back out the Youghal road through the roundabout before taking a right turn at Déise Vets, right at GSK roundabout and down to the main N25, left to the The Spring roundabout and out past the old glass factory. From there runners will head out towards Bushy Park and take a left down to the canal Road coming out at Ring cross. Runners will then proceed to run back in the Youghal road, turning left again at Déise Vets, before finishing in the Industrial Estate at the back of Eurofins (Lancaster) laboratories.
The men’s record is currently held by Mick Clohessy (Raheny Shamrocks 48.45) while Maria McCambridge (Letterkenny) holds the ladies record of 55.58.
Teas, sandwiches, showers and changing facilities plus the presentation of prizes will all take place at Dungarvan Sports Centre. The course for this year race will remain the same, starting at the Youghal Road. The course is a very flat fast course and is noted for the personal best times recorded by many.
John Treacy Club Challenge
The John Treacy Club Challenge is now a firmly established Competition Nationwide, previous winners of the men’s team event include the host club West Waterford AC and Clonliffe Harriers AC and East Cork AC while Eagle A.C. Leevale AC and St.Finbarrs AC have been to the fore in the Ladies event. The current holders are Leevale AC in the men’s with a combined finish time of 2.42.27 while St. Finbarrs AC hold the ladies title with their finish time of 3.16.53 Who will be the next club to take the title? Check out the prizes page for more details.