Round 6 of the Kia Race Series, brought to you by Pop Up Races, brings us west to Roscommon town, for the Roscommon Harriers 10 Mile Road Race.
This is the longest race of the series to date (the story so far can be found HERE) so will pose a new challenge for those who have taken part in the predominantly shorter distance races to date.
Much like the races that have gone before, this race sold out weeks in advance, continuing the growing trend nationwide of support not only for Kia Race Series races, but club races in general.
This years race is shaping up to be a closer affair than the 2018 race, won comfortably by Mick Clohisey. He returns to defend is title, but is sure to face a battle at the front from Clonliffe Harrier David Flynn, who is returning to Ireland after a stint of training at altitude. Both will be aiming to break Clohiseys course record of 48:17 from 2017, and if they do so, they will pick up an additional €500 course record bonus, sponsored by Kia Ireland.
Current Kia Race Series “race for the Stonic” table topper Eric Keogh looks set to sit this round out, so it remains to be seen if any of his challengers for this year come to Roscommon to try and close the gap in the table.
The female race again looks to be shaping up to be a close affair. Michelle Finn from Leevale will start as favourite, but with “Race for the Stonic” table toppers Mary Mulhare (Portlaoise AC) and Sinead O Connor (also Leevale) as well as Maria McCambridge (DSD) also expected to run, it should be a fast and furios from the gun as they chase the course record of 1:02:44, held by Jane Ann Meehan.
Race details can be found here, and as always, we will provide live results online (www.popupraces.ie) or through our mobile app, available to download on both itunes and android.