Stook 10 Mile is hosted by Gowran AC and Young Ireland’s GAA club to raise funds for their juvenile squads.
Since its inaugural outing in 2012, the race has earned a reputation as a tough but enjoyable mid-winter road race that offers a friendly and welcoming community atmosphere. We look forward to attracting runners across a wide range of abilities. We are very popular with runners from running clubs, bootcamps, triathlon clubs – with various clubs in Kilkenny, Carlow, Wexford, Waterford, Laois, Tipperary, Cork, Kildare, Dublin, Wicklow and Meath taking part in 2014.
Since set up we have received great feedback for both the organisation and the route and we hope to further build on this reputation this year.
Fantastic race, great support, savage course, perfect weather and some feed at the end. Highly recommend it to anyone who hasn’t been.
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STOOK 10 MILE ROUTE
The race is set over an challenging but enjoyable 10-mile route,so you will enjoy running in some of Kilkenny’s most beautiful scenery. The route winds across gentle valleys and up country roads before emerging at the crest of Stook Hill. From here you will have stunning views down to the finish, but first you’ll get to experience Ireland’s fastest timed downhill mile – The Stook Flying Mile. With timing mats at either end everyone receives a personal split for that single mile. Will you be the first to break 4 minutes? After the Stook flying mile there is more downhill, followed by about 200m of a pull and then a quick downhill finish.
POST RACE REFRESHMENTS
We can’t guarantee a PB but we do offer a friendly and enjoyable experience to runners of all abilities, and every participant will get to enjoy our club hospitality.
A CLUB QUALITY RACE
In addition to the accurate course (jones counter measured), chip timing, online results and water stations you’d expect from a club organised race â€“ there will be individual, category and team prizes on offer. Entry fee is â‚¬20.00 online. The race starts from Dungarvan Church, 3 miles south of Gowran village, which is 15 minutes drive from J7 on the M9 motorway. There will be changing facilities, refreshments, sandwiches and cake for all in the parish hall afterwards! All proceeds from the race go to the juvenile members of Gowran AC and Young Ireland’s GAA Club.
5K DASH/FUN WALK
If you feel that 10 miles is just a little too much! We also have a 5km dash/fun walk. Starting and finishing from the same place as the 10 mile race the 5k loop takes in much the same beautiful scenery without the epic hill. The 5km dash/fun walk is a guaranteed enjoyable day out, why not bring the kids? Entry fee for the the dash/walk costs just €10 and under 12’s are only €5.