An Post Rás 2017 - Stage 1

Dé Domhnaig Bealtaine 21 / Sunday May 21

Dublin Castle to Longford, 146.1 km

Stage Summary

  • DUBLIN CASTLE STAGE START,
  • N4 at Liffey Valley (race start, end of neutralised zone), Leixlip, Maynooth, Kilcock, Garadice, Summerhill, Trim, Athboy An Post Hot Spot Sprint (km 53.9), Kilskyre, Crossakiel, KOM Category 3 at Lough Crew (km 72.7), Oldcastle An Post Hot Spot Sprint (km 79.4), Ballyjamesduff, Granard An Post Hot Spot Sprint (km 120.2), Ballinalee, Killeenatruan,  
  • LONGFORD FINISH

Riders Sign‑On Dublin Castle 10:0011:30
Assembly Dublin Castle 11:45
Ceremonial Start Dublin Castle 12:00
Neutralised 10.2km  

Estimated time of arrival at kilometres per hour

48

40

32

KM

Ml

Road No.

Location

Back
wind

Average

Head wind

0.0

0.0

 

Ceremonial Start at Dublin Castle

12:00

12:00

12:00

 

 

 

Turn left to Lord Edward Street

 

12:00

 

0.1

0.1

 

Veer left to Christ Church Place

 

 

 

0.2

0.1

 

Veer right on Christ Church Place with Christ Church Cathederal on right. Jurys Hotel on left.

 

 

 

0.3

0.2

 

4 roads cross, traffic lights, major junction

 

 

 

0.3

0.2

 

Turn right at 4 roads cross under Christ Church Cathederal Arch to  Winetavern Street

 

 

 

0.4

0.2

 

Junction on left. At traffic lights, continue straight through

 

 

 

0.5

0.3

R148

4 roads cross with traffic lights. Turn left to Merchants Quay on R148

 

 

 

0.8

0.5

 

At 4 roads cross continue straight through traffic lights to Ushers Quay

 

 

 

1.1

0.7

 

At 4 roads cross and traffic lights, continue straight through

 

 

 

1.2

0.7

 

Pedestrian crossing, continue straight through

 

 

 

1.3

0.8

 

4 roads cross, continue straight through at traffic lights

 

 

 

1.4

0.9

 

At traffic lights, 4 roads cross, continue straight through

 

 

 

1.8

1.1

 

Keep left at major junction followed by pedestrian crossing and traffic lights just outside Heuston Station

 

 

 

1.9

1.2

 

Luas railway tracks, pedestrian crossing and traffic lights, keep to right

 

 

 

2.2

1.4

 

Pedestrian crossing at major junction, continue straight through on
St Johns Road R148

 

 

 

2.4

1.5

R148

At traffic lights, continue straight through on R148 St. Johns Road

 

 

 

3.0

1.9

 

Traffic lights, major junction at 4 roads cross, continue straight through traffic lights to Con Colbert Road dual carriageway

 

 

 

3.8

2.4

 

Keep riders to right at Y Junction

 

 

 

4.0

2.5

 

At 4 roads cross and traffic lights, continue straight through to Chapelizod bypass on R148

 

 

 

7.5

4.7

 

At 4 roads cross, continue straight through traffic lights

 

 

 

7.8

4.8

 

At 4 roads cross – major junction with traffic lights, continue straight through, at Palmerstown Village.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Follow directions for Sligo, Galway, Westport, on N4. Keeping all riders to the right

 

 

 

8.3

5.2

N4

Continue on N4

 

 

 

10.2

6.3

 

End of neutralised section

 

 

 

0.0

0.0

 

Start of Race at at Large green sign 2a – N4 – Ballyowen Lane 200m/St Lomans Hospital 100m

12:30

12:30

12:30

0.3

0.2

 

Continue on N4

12:30

12:30

12:30

4.8

3.0

 

Take exit 5 off N4

12:36

12:37

12:39

5.0

3.1

R148

Immediately followed by traffic lights at 4 roads cross. Turn right direction Leixlip on R148

12:36

12:37

12:39

5.2

3.2

R148

At roundabout , take 1st exit direction Leixlip on R148

12:36

12:37

12:39

5.7

3.5

 

Junction on left. Fast descent into Leixlip,

12:37

12:38

12:40

6.2

3.9

 

Left hand bend in Leixlip

12:37

12:39

12:41

6.4

4.0

 

Immediately followed by traffic lights and junction on right. Continue straight through traffic lights

12:38

12:39

12:42

6.7

4.2

 

Right hand bend over bridge, junction on left

12:38

12:40

12:42

7.4

4.6

 

At 4 roads cross, traffic lights, continue straight through

12:39

12:41

12:43

7.5

4.7

 

Central reservations x 5 (long reservations) continues to 8.0km

12:39

12:41

12:44

8.8

5.5

 

At Roundabout, take 2nd exit, direction Maynooth, Intel, Carton House

12:41

12:43

12:46

9.1

5.7

 

Keep left at 4 roads cross, with traffic lights outside Intel.

12:41

12:43

12:47

9.5

5.9

 

At traffic lights, junction on right, continue straight through

12:41

12:44

12:47

12.5

7.8

 

Entering Maynooth

12:45

12:48

12:53

13.3

8.3

 

At roundabout, take 2nd exit

12:46

12:49

12:54

13.7

8.5

R148

Pedestrian crossing entering Maynooth followed immediately by chicane, to Leinster Street/Main Street, Maynooth, R148, continue straight through

12:47

12:50

12:55

14.0

8.7

 

At 4 roads cross, traffic lights, turn right, direction Kilcock 6km to Mill Street

12:47

12:51

12:56

14.2

8.8

 

Keep left at Y junction, direction Kilcock

12:47

12:51

12:56

14.7

9.1

R148

Immediately followed by roundabout, take 2nd exit. National University of Ireland Maynooth on right

12:48

12:52

12:57

18.8

11.7

 

Entering Kilcock

12:53

12:58

13:05

19.8

12.3

 

At 4 roads cross, stop sign, continue straight through to Bridge Street on R148

12:54

12:59

13:07

20.8

12.9

R158

Turn right, direction Trim/Summerhill on R158

12:56

13:01

13:09

21.5

13.4

 

At roundabout, take 1st exit, direction Trim/Summerhill

12:56

13:02

13:10

26.6

16.5

 

Entering Garadice

13:03

13:09

13:19

30.2

18.8

R158

At roundabout, take 1st exit, direction Trim/Summerhill

13:07

13:15

13:26

31.0

19.3

R158

Keep right at Y junction, direction Trim

13:08

13:16

13:28

40.3

25.0

 

Entering Trim

13:20

13:30

13:45

40.6

25.2

 

At roundabout, take 2nd exit direction town centre, Kinnegad

13:20

13:30

13:46

41.2

25.6

 

At 4 roads cross and traffic lights, continue straight to Emmet Street

13:21

13:31

13:47

41.6

25.8

 

Keep right at Y junction over bridge

13:22

13:32

13:48

41.8

26.0

 

Turn left to St Loman's Street, very narrow street

13:22

13:32

13:48

42.2

26.2

 

At T junction, turn left direction Athboy 11km, Kells 22km

13:22

13:33

13:49

 

 

 

Immediately followed by Y junction, keep to right

 

 

 

42.5

26.4

R154

At T junction, left turn, direction Athboy

13:23

13:33

13:49

48.0

29.8

 

Twisty road continues to 48.8km

13:30

13:42

14:00

50.0

31.1

 

50km raced

13:32

13:45

14:03

52.7

32.7

 

Entering Athboy

13:35

13:49

14:08

53.6

33.3

 

At T junction, turn left direction N51 Delvin, Mullingar, Oldcastle

13:37

13:50

14:10

53.9

33.5

 

Athboy An Post Hotspot Sprint

13:37

13:50

14:11

54.1

33.6

R154

Turn right, direction Oldcastle

13:37

13:51

14:11

59.2

36.8

 

Keep left at Y junction

13:44

13:58

14:21

59.6

37.0

 

Keep right at Y junction

13:44

13:59

14:21

60.8

37.8

 

At 4 roads cross, continue straight through, direction Oldcastle, Crossakiel

13:46

14:01

14:24

67.0

41.6

 

Entering Crossakiel / Crosa Caoil

13:53

14:10

14:35

67.3

41.8

R154

4 roads cross, continue straight through, direction Oldcastle

13:54

14:10

14:36

70.7

43.9

R154

At T junction, turn left direction Oldcastle 9km

13:58

14:16

14:42

72.7

45.2

R154

Turn right direction Oldcastle / Loughcrew

14:00

14:19

14:46

73.6

45.7

 

Lough Crew Category 3 KOM

14:02

14:20

14:48

78.8

49.0

 

Entering Oldcastle

14:08

14:28

14:57

79.4

49.3

 

Oldcastle An Post Hotspot Sprint

14:09

14:29

14:58

79.5

49.4

R195

In centre of Oldcastle, 4 roads cross, turn right, direction Virginia, Ballyjamesduff

14:09

14:29

14:59

83.4

51.8

 

Entering Co. Cavan

14:14

14:35

15:06

85.6

53.2

 

Series of bad bends

14:17

14:38

15:10

89.2

55.4

R194

At T junction, turn left, direction Ballyjamesduff

14:21

14:43

15:17

95.9

59.6

 

Entering Ballyjamesduff

14:29

14:53

15:29

96.7

60.1

 

At T junction, turn right, direction Dublin, All Routes

14:30

14:55

15:31

96.7

60.1

 

Immediately turn left at 4 roads cross, direction Longford, Granard

14:30

14:55

15:31

98.0

60.9

 

Keep right at Y junction

14:32

14:57

15:33

103.1

64.1

 

At T junction, turn right, direction Kilnaleck, Cavan, Granard, Longford

14:38

15:04

15:43

103.3

64.2

R194

At Y junction, keep left on R194 direction Granard, Castlepollard, Longford

14:39

15:04

15:43

105.9

65.8

 

At Y junction keep left

14:42

15:08

15:48

113.0

70.2

N55

T junction, turn right direction Kilcolgy, Granard, Cavan

14:51

15:19

16:01

113.4

70.5

R194

Keep left at Y junction direction Longford, Granard

14:51

15:20

16:02

114.6

71.2

 

Welcome to Co Longford

14:53

15:21

16:04

118.9

73.9

 

Entering Granard

14:58

15:28

16:12

119.7

74.4

 

At T junction turn left at Top Garage to Main Street, Granard, direction Athlone, Edgeworthstown, Ballinalee to Barrack Street

14:59

15:29

16:14

120.2

74.7

 

Granard An Post Hot Spot Sprint

15:00

15:30

16:15

120.3

74.8

 

Turn right to Market street direction Ballinalee, Longford 22km

15:00

15:30

16:15

121.5

75.5

 

25km to go outside T Reilly Cakes Ltd on right

15:01

15:32

16:17

126.1

78.4

 

20km to go at stone faced bungalow on left

15:07

15:39

16:26

131.0

81.4

 

Entering Ballinalee

15:13

15:46

16:35

136.1

84.6

 

10km to go at bungalow on right with stone porch

15:20

15:54

16:45

138.2

85.9

 

Entering Killeenatruan

15:22

15:57

16:49

138.5

86.1

L1040

At T junction, turn right direction Anacliffe, L1040, Newtownforbes

15:23

15:57

16:49

138.5

86.1

 

And immediately left outside Brooklands Health Centre direction Newtownforbes 6km, Knockloughlin

15:23

15:57

16:49

141.1

87.7

 

5km to go at concrete wall bridge

15:26

16:01

16:54

141.8

88.1

R198

At T junction, turn left direction Longford 5km

15:27

16:02

16:55

144.4

89.7

R198

At Red Cow Roundabout, take 2nd exit direction Longford

15:30

16:06

17:00

144.6

89.9

 

At Roundabout, take 2nd exit

15:30

16:06

17:01

145.1

90.2

 

1km to go at Cartron Hill House on left

15:31

16:07

17:02

145.6

90.5

 

500m to go outside Garda Station
Team cars diversion into Army Barracks on right

15:32

16:08

17:03

145.7

90.5

 

Sweeping right hand bend, 300m to go at Brendan T Muldowney Solicitors

15:32

16:08

17:03

145.9

90.7

 

200m to go at entrance to Omniplex

15:32

16:08

17:03

146.1

90.8

 

Finish outside Court House and Annaly Hotel

15:32

16:09

17:03

Dublin Castle to Longford

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