Clonmel 020917


This parkrun is located on the outskirts of Clonmel town in Powerstown race track. There is loads of parking available, and car is probbly the best option to get to this event, as it is a good walk from public transport options. The way to the track is well sign-posted but the track itself is a bit hidden, with the entrance just off the N24 and made up of two curved walls with pillars. There are toilets available but no changing facilities.


The course is consists of two laps around the race track. It is quite straightforward. There is a significant incline in the lap, and considering you have to do it twice, there is a fair share of climbing in this run. So, although the course is mostly paved, this is maybe not the place for a PB attempt. The views from the top of the course are fantastic, with what I am guessing are the Comeragh mountains in full view.


Coffee is had at a cafe down the road from the course; again, driving is recommended. Many breakfast options available.

X Factor

Just like Naas parjrun, there is something strange about the fact that this is a run around a horse racing course. It feels a bit bizarre. Clonmel is one of the newer parkrun events in the country and it is great to see it being established with a good volunteer base.

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