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- What is the date and time of the race?
STOOK 10 2019 is on Sunday the 17th of November at 12pm.
The 10-mile road race will start at 12pm sharp, all athletes must be at the start line 10 minutes before the race starts. There will be plenty of space for warm ups / strides.
The 10km and 5k dash will start immediately afterwards. Both 10k and 5k entrants must be assembled at the start of their race for 12pm.
In order to avoid delays, please aim to be at the registration a minimum of 1 hour before the start of the race. The races will not be delayed for latecomers. It is in your own interest to be early; leave plenty of time for parking.
- How do I register online?
You can register online by clicking here.
- 10 mile is €25.00
- 10 km is €20
- 5k is €10.00
We will also take limited registrations on the morning.
ON THE DAY REGISTRATION
- 10 mile is €35.00
- 10 km is €30
- 5k is €15.00
- This year casual t-shirt. We have a limited number of organic cotton branded tshirts to wear whenever you want.
- What's with the new Stook10K?
We’re now on our eight stook, and every year the feedback is nice and positive, with runners getting a buzz from the challenge of the hill and the overall community vibe. But we meet lots of people who’d love to take part, they want to do the big hill but are a little freaked by the 10 mile distance. So, we just thought it would be at least worth testing a 10km distance race to see if it would attract new blood to stook 🙂
The 10km course starts beside the 10 mile start, but rather than running to the village, it heads straight out towards Bramblestown on what is mile 4 of the 10 mile route. There is appoximately 3km of lush rolling countryside before hitting the famous stook hill.
The Stook 10k finishes at the same place as the 10 mile and 5k
- What are the prizes for the 10 mile?
The following prizes are on offer for the 10 mile.
Top Finisher Prizes (Male & Female)
1st – €150
2nd – €75
3rd – €50
BEAT THE COURSE RECORD CHALLENGE
Last year (2018) we were wiped out when Gary O’Hanlon and Lizzie Lee both smashed the course records. So this year, we’re putting this one on ice, to make sure we can give away loads of….
So many prizes for runners of all ages!
M40, M45, M50, M55. M60,
F40, F45, F50, F55, F60,
Kealy Perpetual Shield Team Prize
Team prize for athletic club teams only
Aggregate position 2 men + 2 women
€100 plus perpetual shield
King & Queen of Stook
First man and women over the hill who do not win a main (non-category) prize
Finish Line Spot Prizes
There will a variety of random spot prizes on offer; thanks to our sponsors.
- What are the prizes for the 10 km?
The following prizes are on offer for the 10 km.
Top Finisher Prizes (Male & Female)
1st – €150
2nd – €75
3rd – €50
- What are the prizes for the 5km?
The 5km is a family fun run. While it is not designed to be a competitive race there is always a little bit of speedy action at the top end of the order. We recognise the top three male and female finishers in two categories, juveniles (u16) and Senior (everyone who is not a juvenile) – they receive special Gowran AC medals.
- Can I register on the day?
There will be limited number of pre-registrations available on the day from 11:00 am in the parish hall, in Dungarvan village, Co. Kilkenny.
On the day 10 mile €30
On the day 10k €25
On the day 5k €15 for adults, €5 for kids.
Pre-race registration will close at 12:30am sharp
- What's the flying mile?
The Stook flying mile is Ireland’s fastest timed downhill mile, it is the eight mile on the course, just after the crest of Stook. Timing mats at the 8th and 9th mile marker will give you your Stook Flying Mile time.
TOP MEN’S FLYING MILES
4:21 Gary O’Hanlon, Clonliffe, 2018 – Equal Record
4:21 Mick Kelly, SLOT, 2017 – Equal Record
4:25 Gary O’Hanlon, Clonliffe, 2013
4:26 Gary O’Hanlon, Clonliffe, 2014
4:33 Niall Shiel, St. Killians, 2013
4:39 Myles Gibbons, Slic Cualann, 2013
TOP WOMEN’S FLYING MILE
5:16 Lizzie Lee, Leevale AC, 2018
5:24 Loretto Duggan, Kilmurray Ibricane AC, 2016
5:30 Maria Griffin, St. Josephs AC, 2017
5:37 Angela McCann, Clonmel AC, 2014 – Joint Record
5:37 Adele Walsh, St. Senans, 2014 – Joint Record
5:39 Maria Griffin, St. Josephs, 2018
5:41 Sally Forristal, St. Josephs, 2014 – Joint Recor
5:41 Máire Griffith, Gowran AC, 2015 – Joint Record
5:45 Helen Carr, Raheny Shamrock, 2015
- I registered on line, how do I get my number and chip?
Chip and number collection will be on the day in parish hall in Dungarvan village, Kilkenny from 10am until 11:30am.
- What time does the race start?
The race starts at 12:00pm
- Is there chip timing?
The 10 mile race is chip timed. The chip needs to be attached to your shoe and returned to us immediately after the race. You will receive your race number and chip at registration on the morning of the race.
- Will I get a medal or a t-shirt?
All finishers in the STOOK 10 mile and new 10k will have well and truly earned a coveted STOOK Cowbell. We have lovely finisher medals for everyone who takes on the STOOK 5k Dash.
- Is there a baggage check?
There will be an outdoor area for changing before and after the race; there are no dedicated changing rooms here though. Participants are free to leave their bags in the bag drop during the run; at their own risk as this area will be unsecured.
- Where can I park?
There will be free carparking in two places on approach to Dungarvan, one from the Gowran / Dublin side and one on approach from Thomastown / Waterford. Please do not park on the side of the road. Due to our traffic management plan you must be parked by 11:15am. If possible please carpool with other race goers as this will allow everyone to park faster and closer to the race start / finish area
- Are there refreshments along the course?
There will be 3 Water Stations; 1 at 3.5 miles, 1 at 6 miles and 1 at 8 miles (at the top of Stook hill)
We use plastic cups from refill.ie to reduce our impact on the environment (it’s what Gretta would want us to do). We are often asked about using water bottles, and have done so in the past. We appreciate that there is a convenience factor with the bottles, its nice to be able to run and sip.
However, at this stage it is standard practice in the any of the major global marathons to use cups only or cups and sponges – and we like think we’re just a little global race.
- I cannot attend. Can I get a refund or a transfer?
There are no transfers or refunds.
- What happens in the event of bad weather?
The Stook 10 will take place hail, rain or shine. If cancellation of the event is warranted due to dangerous weather conditions, announcements will be made on race day at the race site. The event will not be canceled in advance. All decisions regarding cancellation will be made on site on race day.