Munster Intermediate Cross Country Champs 2012, WIT, Carriganore, Co. Waterford, Sun 11-Nov-2012, 2pm

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The Munster Juvenile Uneven Age & Intermediate XC Champs take place on Sunday 11th of November 2012 at the WIT West Campus, Carriganore, Co. Waterford from 12pm. It’s customary for the Juveniles to go off first, with the Men’s and Women’s races starting at 2pm. However, be prepared for some slippage either way!

Women’s Intermediate 5000m

Men’s Intermediate 8000m

Waterford Institute of Technology West Campus, Carriganore is located on the Old Kilmeaden Road, bounded on the perimeter by the River Suir and the new Waterford bypass N25/E30 feeder where a major roundabout access to the Campus has been developed. The existing Carriganore House has also been refurbished and is now a base for research activities and corporate meetings in a magnificent woodland setting. The sports pavilion and associated sports grounds have been developed to the South side of the campus. The Campus covers almost 160 acres of land that runs from the old Kilmeaden road down to the bank of the river Suir. Fifty acres of the land is set aside specifically for sports facilities, which includes the following;

  • Three full sized floodlight grass pitches
  • Top class GAA approved all weather pitch (full sized GAA or two soccer pitches)
  • 2km undulating outdoor run
  • 8 first class changing facilities

From Cork via the Waterford By-Pass (N25/E30), take the R710 exit for Waterford/​Tramore. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit and go through the next roundabout. After 500m, take 2nd exit at the WIT Campus roundabout and go through the next roundabout. Take the 2nd exit at the third roundabout and turn left.

Race Venue (+52° 15' 12.44", -7° 11' 13.78")

Google Maps Coordinates: 52.253456, -7.187162

(Open Google Maps, copy the above numbers, paste into the search box and hit enter)

Last year’s Intermediate XC was held at the Powerstown Park Race Course in Clonmel. Running an XC race on a huge horse track with one of the straights high above the plane of the other appeared daunting at the outset. However, the venue made for a somewhat unusual but memorable experience on a November day bathed in spring sunshine. The BARRS Men (Cathal O’Donovan, Allen Whitaker, Michael Morgan & Denis Coughlan) won the team prize, while the Cork Men’s Team was runner up.

This competition is held under AAI rules; participating athletes must be registered club members and wear club colours. The very best of luck to all of those involved!