24th January – Ballyfin, Co Laois
This 6K race in Laois is in a pretty unique location. Organised by the local GAA club in Ballyfin, the run goes through the grounds of Ballyfin house. Ballyfin House is the exclusive location of the Ballyfin Hotel, one of the most prestigious hotels in Ireland. So prestigious that you can’t get through the front gates (unless you are Kim and Kanye).
The grounds are beautiful, so it should be a great location for a run. There will be some relatively small up and downs, but nothing too major. As well as the lovely hotel, a historic house, expect to see a round tower, rolling hills, a lake, forest and possibly a couple of Irish Deer running along side.
I’m sure there will be a few people taking the opportunity to get into the grounds to see them for the first time. But it will also be an opportunity for the thousands of ex-pupils of Ballyfin college to take a trip down memory lane……and maybe do a few laps of the lake!
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