Run­ning up that hill af­ter Christ­mas stuff­ing!

Bray People - - News -

TIRED of sit­ting on the couch stuffed with turkey, pud­ding and mince pies? Well, you prob­a­bly will be by Satur­day De­cem­ber 27.

So no bet­ter time then to shake off those Christ­mas sag­gies with a brisk run up and down the Su­gar­loaf at Kil­macanogue be­fore lunch.

The Charles Bar­ring­ton Memo­rial Race on the Su­gar­loaf gives you that op­por­tu­nity.

The race com­mem­o­rates lo­cal man Charles Bar­ring­ton - a hero of Ir­ish climb­ing and the first man to climb the Eiger in Switzer­land 150 years ago.

Re­cently, a plaque to the Fas­saroe man was un­veiled to great fan­fare at the Her­itage Cen­tre in Bray.

The Su­gar­loaf race is an ap­pro­pri­ate com­mem­o­ra­tion as Bar­ring­ton also or­gan­ised the first ever moun­tain race in Ire­land on the Su­gar­loaf 130 years ago.

The win­ners of the last two Su­gar­loaf races Colm Mullen and James McFad­den are go­ing toe to toe on the chal­leng­ing 3.5 mile race and as en­try is open to every­one, you could be there too!

To join in the fun reg­is­ter at 11.15 a.m. at the Glen­cor­mac Inn at Kil­macanogue

The Ir­ish Moun­tain Run­ning As­so­ci­a­tion with the help of Bray Town Coun­cil, Bray Tourism & the Bar­ring­ton fam­ily are or­gan­is­ing the race.

Park­ing is avail­able at the church and school be­hind the Glen- cor­mac Inn.

Even if you don’t want to par­tic­i­pate in the race, spec­ta­tors are wel­come.

The race be­gins at 12 noon from the GAA Pitch.

While Coun­cil­lors Caro­line Bur­rell and David Grant can’t take part as they are help­ing to or­gan­ise the race, they’ve per­suaded the Swiss am­bas­sador to run, so there’ll be a bit of diplo­matic ac­tiv­ity on the moun­tain that day!

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