Wednesday the 6th of July at 8pm the Coillte 10k Road Race in Dundrum Co. Tipperary will be held for 26th consecutive year by the local Dundrum Club. Athletes have been coming from all over Ireland and further afield to this event since it was first ran 26 years ago on a night when Tipp town man John O’Halloran pipped two times Canadian Olympian Peter Maher to the finish line with Upperchurch man and early pacesetter Dominic Moore third.
The club is delighted to have Coillte once again as our main sponsor. With Dundrum surrounded by trees dating back to 1800 and forest trails where ongoing development for running and walking are taking place, it’s appropriate that Coillte are involved with us in the healthy sport of running. Coillte also has Wood Products Business in the village of Dundrum.,
The race also incorporates a 5K for juniors (under 20 years on 31/12/11) one lap ran with the 10k race. Headquarters for the race is the the Scouts Complex in the village, where the club has developed athletics facilities over the past number of years. The race has prizes in the usual categories with a specially Embroidered Souvenir Hand Towel for all finishers. For Tipperary athletes there is the added incentive of the Tim Crowe Memorial trophy (kindly donated by aforementioned Dominic Moore) for the first Tipperary athlete to finish the 10k. Tim was a iconic athlete from Dundrum in the early 1900 whose deeds are legendary. The present holder is Danny Smith Ballynonty. The race will be run over a two lap circuit where one or two records are broken every year on the flat fast course.