For 5 years a criterium used to be organised around the streets of Claremorris but with ever increasing traffic and now council restrictions it is now not viable to hold a Crit in the town centre.
This year promoting club Western Lakes CC and in cooperation with Claremorris Chamber of commerce have decided to go with a circuit race on Friday June 15th. The 18k lap will start at the entrance to Mc Mahon park where the Land of the Giants recreational area is situated on the Ballinrobe road. Its ideal for parking with amble room. The lap itself is undulating with a few tight areas that will squeeze the bunch, a few drags on the way into Claremorris will test the legs and the long pull up Mayfields to the finish line will suit the powerful sprinters or maybe climbers !!!. This route is used in the well known Land of the Giants Duathlon event held at Christmas.
The race is 3 laps of the circuit finishing at the top of Mayfields. total distance will be 54kms, Sign on Open from 6.15pm at Kileens bar Lower James St, close to Mc Mahon carpark.
The race will run as a Hcap with small gaps between club, A4,A3,A2 with scratch at the back
Prizes for 1st 6 across the line with a prime or 2 thrown in.
Race start at 7.30pm sharp from Mc Mahon park, finish at approx 8.45pm
Prize presentation and refreshments at 9pm approx in Kileens bar.