Running up that hill after Christmas stuffing!
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!