Suttonians gear up for 10k Howth Summit Challenge…
June 12, 2011 12:00 am Richard Blake
The inaugural Caughoo Howth Summit 10km Challenge road race, which takes its name from the local horse Caughoo who won the 1947 Grand National Race at Aintree, takes place on Friday, 17th June at 7.30pm…
Caughoo was owned by JJ McDowell who was a former player, club captain and president of Suttonians RFC.
The event is to support Suttonians Rugby Football Club (established in 1924) and the IRFU Charitable Trust (Irish Rugby Football Union Charitable Trust was formed in 1978 to assist severely injured rugby players in their everyday lives, and help to restore their confidence and independence).
The scenic route is a challenging 10km course, commencing at St Fintan’s Church, Sutton, going all the way up Carrickbrack Road, turning right at the Summit Shop, right again onto Baily Green Road and up to the Summit Car Park (turnaround and aid/water station) and then back down on the same route.
Registration will take place at 5.30pm in Suttonians RFC opposite Sutton Dart Station where parking, changing and shower facilities are available.
Registration will close at 7pm sharp to allow participants a short walk/jog to St Fintan’s Church car park which is the start location. The finish line will be on the grass verge opposite St Fintan’s Church.
On completion of the race participants will jog/walk through Sutton cross to Suttonians R.F.C (approx 500 yards) where changing facilities and tea/coffee, biscuits and full bar will be available. Prize giving will take place at the club.
On the night: €;20 (limited)
Prizes as follows:
Men’s/Women’s Masters o/40
There will also be a barbeque at Suttonians RFC on the night for participants, friends, family and supporters (reasonable prices for food and drink).
The members bar will also be available on the night.