The Roscommon 10 Mile was included in the KIA race series for the 2018 as they aim to attract elite Irish runners to races around the country.
Irish international Mick Clohisey, winner in 2017 explained to Shannonside FM’s Dave Hooper that the Irish athlete’s did not need to go abroad to get high quality standard races.
“I really enjoyed going down to Roscommon” explained Clohisey “There was a very welcoming environment and the local people really supported the race.”
“It will inspire more people to go out and race and we can get more of the elite runners based in Ireland to come out and race each other.”
“I Love to race regularly around the country, there is no reason to have to go abroad when you have races on your door step.”
The Kia Race Series is encouraging Ireland’s best male and female distance athletes to compete against each other, with a new Kia Stonic up for grabs for both the overall male and female winner of the series.
To be eligible to win the series, runners must take part in five of the eight races including the finale. There is the added incentive of €7,000 bonus fund available for course records.
The series is also open to runners of all abilities from elite to club to weekend warriors with all those who take part in the series receiving a commemorative t-shirt. For more details and to enter on-line go to kiaraceseries.com.
The series races are;
- Streets of Portlaoise 5k – 17th March 11am
- Run with Catherina (Co. Cavan) 10k – Saturday, April 28th 7pm
- Tallaght AC 5k – Sunday May 6th 12pm
- Bob Heffernan 5k (Enfield, Co. Meath) – Tuesday 22nd May, 8pm
- Braveheart 5k (Trim, Co. Meath) – Friday, June 15th, 8pm
- Dunshaughlin 10k Road Race – Saturday, June 23rd, 7:30pm
- Roscommon 10 Mile – 7th July 2018, 11:30am
- Mondello International 10k – September 9th, 11am
Listen to Mick Clohisey’s Interview with Dave Hooper