XC NPS Round 3

Tracton Woods, Minane Bridge, 13th May 2012

Race Location

Tracton woods are located 6km south of the town of Carrigaline and is easily accessed from the M8/N8.
From the North/East: After passing under the Jack Lynch tunnel, take the 2nd exit off the south link road onto the N28 to Carrigaline. Keep right after the exit to continue to Carrigaline. At the 1st large roundabout take the 2nd exit to Carrigaline town (R611). Go straight through all the next 3 roundabouts. This will take you through the main street of town. Near the end of the town the main road turns 90-deg to the right however you should continue straight on up the steep hill. Follow this road for approx 5km, until you get to a T-junction (there is a GAA pitch visible ahead and to the left). Turn right at this junction. The trail and parking is 1km from this junction at the Overdraft pub.
From the West: Follow the South link as far as the rochestown/passage exit. Keep right after the flyover to continue to Carrigaline. At the 1st large roundabout take the 2nd exit to Carrigaline town (R611). Go straight through all the next 3 roundabouts. This will take you through the main street of town. Near the end of the town the main road turn 90-deg to the right however you should continue straight on up the steep hill. Follow this road for approx 5km, until you get to a T-junction (there is a GAA pitch visible ahead and to the left). Turn right at this junction. The trail and parking is 1km from this junction at the Overdraft pub.

There will be additional signs up on the day to help direct you.

Parking

Parking on the day will be in a flat field immediately across the road from the forest barrier. Signs and marshals will be in place on the day to direct you to the car park.
We have plenty of parking but in the interest of being green we would encourage you to save a few euro and the environment and please car-pool for the journey.
Please be patient and courteous to the marshals, Thank you.
If you are around on Sat you are welcome to ride the course but the race parking facility will not be open so please park responsibly. The course will be marked and taped early Sat so you should have no issues navigating it.


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