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Introduction

Welcome to the Wheelworx FASTLANE Three Quarters marathon & Half marathon October 04th editon. Yes we are the first and only 3/4 marathon in Co. Dublin…..

This race is naturally very suitable for those training for the Dublin Marathon. However this flat and fast course is open to everyone who fanices a crack at a fast time.

This is everyones FASTLANE and here is a video showing the 2019 highlights click here

Why pick FASTLANE 3/4 or Half marathon in October? 

Located in West Dublin (Clondalkin) just outside the M50. Easy to reach. Public transport

We are keeping the price down by not including tops. Everyone gets a bespoke medal

Starting at 9am. So you have the second half of the day to yourself

You can pick up your race number leading up to the race (or on the race morning)

The race is off the roads. No traffic interference. All tarmac (except for finish shoot)

Results from 2019 survey:

100% enjoyed the race
98% would recommend to a friend
37% achieved a PB in the Half
52% achieved a PB in the 10k
95% believe they could improve their PB on this course

The clue is in the name ‘FASTLANE’….    😊

MEDALS: We have a bespoke medal for this race

This race has an entry limit. We expect it will be popular!! 

The race is located along the scenic settings of the Grand Canal and around the newly surfaced perimeter of Grange Castle business park. It has that country feel on the edge of the city. It is a flat course with long straight lines. The route has an elevation gain of 27m over 10km. Not bad eh…..

Start time 9.00am for October

Here is a visual from MapmyRun of the elevation. You’ll notice it isn’t pancake flat but judging by the elevation line – there is nothing major in the hill department.

To see an overall map of the route click here

What does that red elevation line look like in the real world?

Click on the video below to see the route.

LOGISTICS

We will have a bike rack for bikes (at owners risk) and full race information closer to the race

Official car park is the Mill Shopping Centre in Clondalkin.

Race number pick-up will be announced closer to the race. There will be a few options (you will be able to pick up on the morning of the race at the start area)

The course has been officially measured with a Jones Counter by a certified measurer.

Go out, be active, and most of all enjoy!

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The half marathon guys will do two laps (and the 3/4 marathon) will do three laps

Oct 4th should give us the ideal weather to host a fast race. Parking is nearby and the location in Clondalkin at the West of Dublin (near the M50) makes it an easy place to get to for Dubs and people coming from the country. It’s gonna be a great mornings running. Earlier start time of 9am for

Limited number of entries – get in the FASTLANE……. now

9.00am start  (2 x laps elevation gain 54 meters)

Check out the route

 

Map outline of route click here

Please note – there is no cut off time for the half marathon (but we do have a 4hours 30 mins closure time for the entire race) Unlikely that anyone doing the half marathon will be out that long…

The 3/4 marathon will complete three laps of the course. The route is 32.3kms (20 miles)

Oct 4th should give us the ideal weather to host a fast race. Parking is nearby and the location in Clondalkin at the West of Dublin (near the M50) makes it an easy place to get to for Dubs and people coming from the country. It’s gonna be a great mornings running.

Limited number of entries – get in the FASTLANE……. now

9.00am Start  (3 x laps elevation gain 81 meters)

Check out the route

Map outline of route click here

The cut off time for the 3/4 marathon is 4:30mins. If you cross the finish shoot entrance  (circa 21km marker) on the 3/4 marathon course after 3hour 30minutes then you will be asked to go down the finish shoot to finish. You will get a Half Marathon time.

Number Pick UP 2 x locations (3 x options)

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Thursday 26th Sept Registration is from 9.30am –9pm for both Half Marathon and 10km. Location Wheelworx/Runworx, Unit 48B, Fonthill Retail Park, Lucan, Co. Dublin.  DIRECTIONS http://www.wheelworx.ie/opening-hours

Friday 27th Sept  is from 9.30am –9pm for both Half Marathon and 10km. Location Wheelworx/Runworx, Unit 48B, Fonthill Retail Park, Lucan, Co. Dublin.  DIRECTIONS http://www.wheelworx.ie/opening-hours

Strongly suggest that you avail of the Thursday or Friday Number Pick up options. Gives you a sleep in and less time spent on your feet Q-ing on Sunday.

Yes – someone else can collect your pack for you OR multiple packs.

Sunday 29th Registration is from 8.00am to 9.15am sharp for Half Marathon and 10km at Start/finish line (at the 10th lock). Please don’t all appear at 9.00am. We will close at 9.15am sharp.

See final race details for the locations – Final race details 2019 FASTLANE Final Race Information

Select a course to register for:

  • HALF MARATHON
  • THREE QUARTERS MARATHON
  • Half Marathon

    Welcome to the entry section of the website.

    This is everyone’s FASTLANE – check out the video from 2019 click here

    In the first FASTLANE in 2019 – 37% achieved a PB in the Half Marathon

    Have you got a target race in mind for a PB (personal best)? Or are you allergic to hills…….

    FASTLANE ticks both of those boxes. With the help of pacers  1.30 1.40 1.45 1.50 & 2hours this could be the race for you…. Start time October 9.00am

    For the more seasoned runners a PB might be your motivation. However for first timers right through to those who are regaining their fitness this is an ideal race to see how your training is going for you. We wish you every success!

    The FASTLANE team hopes that everyone achieves their respective goals. We offer Training Tips based on middle distance running experiences and a Training Plan to guide you through your training to prepare you for Race day. Click on the Training Icon for more info.

    Check out the route

    Limited number of entries – get in the FASTLANE…now

    MEDALS: Bespoke medal——->

    Entry to the Half Marathon is €30

    A 10% discount is automatically available to teams of 5 or more. Everyone gets a 10% discount off their individual fee once a team of 5 or more is registered under that team.  

    There is a 7% charge per online registration.

    For this you will receive:

    • Race Number
    • Timing Chip (disposable)
    • Bespoke medal
    • An additional 10km time on the course. 2 x PB’s…?!
    • Pacers 1.30  1.40  1.45  1.50  2hours
    • Training Tips
    • 3 x Aid stations with Bottled water
    • Bag drop
    • Refreshments at finish line
    • VAT on entry
    • Dedicated car park/ bike park
    • Pint of Erdinger non alcoholic

    Please note: we have dropped the training top for 2020 and reduced the entry fee.

    Please note – there is no cut off time for the half marathon (but we do have a 4hours 30 mins closure time for the entire race) Unlikely that anyone doing the half marathon will be out that long…

    To Enter click on RED BUTTON (below)

    Map of route click here

     

    Three Quarters Marathon

    Welcome to the entry section of the website.

    The route is 32.3kms (20 miles).  Start time October 9.00am

    This is the ideal timing to complete your longest long run for the Dublin Marathon. Test yourself in a race atmosphere and maybe join our pacers 3hours, 3.30, 4hours, 4.30.

    FASTLANE is a flat course so it won’t drain your legs – 81meters gain over the 32.3km distance.

    This is everyone’s FASTLANE – check out the video from 2019 click here

    The FASTLANE team hopes that everyone achieves their respective goals. It is a confidence builder for the marathon or simply an opportunity to run further than a half marathon.

    Limited number of entries – get in the FASTLANE…now

    Check out the route

    MEDALS: bespoke medal

    Early Bird rate €35 until June 30th

    Then €40

    A 10% discount is automatically available to teams of 5 or more. Everyone gets a 10% discount off their individual fee once a team of 5 or more is registered under that team.  

    There is a 7% charge per online registration.

    For this you will receive:

    • Race Number
    • Timing Chip (disposable)
    • Bespoke medal
    • Pacers 3hours, 3.30, 4 hours, 4.30
    • An additional 10km AND half marathon time on the course. 3 x PB’s…?!
    • Training Tips
    • 5 x Aid stations with Bottled water
    • Bag drop
    • Refreshments at finish line
    • VAT on entry
    • Dedicated car park/ bike park
    • Pint of Erdinger non alcoholic

    Please note: we have dropped the training top for 2020 and reduced the entry fee.

    The cut off time for the 3/4 marathon is 4:30mins. If you cross the finish shoot entrance  (circa 21km marker) on the 3/4 marathon course after 3hour 30minutes then you will be asked to go down the finish shoot to finish. You will get a Half Marathon time.

    To Enter click on RED BUTTON (below)

    Map of route click here

    Training plan for Half Marathon & Marathon

    Plus general Tips on long distance running

    Training tips to give you a guide towards achieving your respective goal. Please note they are general tips and should be used for reference only.

    Training Plans for Half Marathon & Marathon

    Beginner Half Marathon training plan

    Eoin Ryan Coaching Beginner Marathon Training Plan

    Tips for Running

    Half Marathon Tips 1 – Equipment & Injury Prevention

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    Half_Marathon_Tips_3_Clothing_and_Rain

    Half_Marathon_Tips_4_Blisters_Chaffing_Black_Toenails

    Half_Marathon_Tips_5_Nutrition

    Half_Marathon_Tips_6_Preparation_1_Week_Before_and_Race_Day

    Would you like a Training Journal that captures your Exercise/ Sleep / Nutrition ??

    Introducing the 360 JOURNAL

    2019 Half Marathon and 10km

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is FASTLANE just for fast people?

    No. Don’t let the name put you off. It is everyones FASTLANE. Check out the event video click here 

    We knew it would be a fast course – so we had to call it something……    😊

    If you don’t like hills then this is the one for you. Only a 27m gain over 10km

    Is there a limit on the number of Entries?

    Yes. And we expect this race to be in demand. In the 2019 survey 100% of the people enjoyed the race.

    Will there be wave starts?

    Yes – there will be marked wave starts. The half and 3/4 will start together. First wave 9am. Then 3 min intervals

    Q. Will you post out medal if i don’t make the race?

    Ans. No. You must finish the race to earn the medal. No exceptions.

    Q. Do I have to go to Number pick up?

    Ans. Yes. Or you can send someone in your place. Someone must pick up your race pack. Items will not be sent out in the post.

    Q. Can I Enter the Event at number pick up?

    Ans. Only if availability. See Facebook page or Final race details on Introduction page (when published)

    Q. Can I Enter on the day?

    Ans. Only if availability. See Facebook page or Final race details on Introduction page  (when published)

    Q. Do entrants get a training top or medal?

    Everyone gets a medal. We have taken out the training tops and reduced the entry fee.

    Q. Will I get an official time for my race?

    Ans. Yes. We are using timing chips. You will receive one at Number Pick up. It is attached to your race number.

    Q. Is it possible to get a refund of the entry fee?

    No, once your entry is received we incur material costs and admin costs so unfortunately we are unable to offer a refund or to defer to a future race. Transfer of your entry to another competitor is not permitted as it is you who have agreed to the terms and conditions of the event, provided emergency contact details, etc

    Q. Is there an age restriction for participants?

    Yes. Participants must be 18 years or older on the date of the Half Marathon and 3/4 marathon races

    This is in line with the IAAF guidelines.

    Q . Will the course be marked in miles or kilometres?

    Ans. The Half Marathon and 3/4 marathon will be measured in Km’s (yellow signs). The signs will be more or less in the correct positions

    Is there a cut off time?

    For the half marathon  = no*.

    For the 3/4 marathon = yes. If you cross the finish shoot entrance  (circa 21km marker) on the 3/4 marathon course after 3hour 30minutes then you will be asked to go down the finish shoot to finish. You will get a Half Marathon time.

    *We have a course closure time of 4hours 30 mins.

    Can i walk this race?

    Sorry no. Due to the two/ three lap nature of it and being narrow in places we are not accomodating walkers on this course. And we have a cut off time (see question above).

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