Preview of Corkbeg 5 mile Road race - Thursday 12th of July
The Corkbeg 5 mile road race is on next Thusday, the 12th of July at 8pm. It is usually a small race with about 60 people taking part. The fact that it is on the next night after the EMC race in Ovens means a lot of people will give it a skip.
Course - It is hilly enough although nothing major. Most of the race is run on the main road to Whitegate which seems to be getting busier every year, probably due to all the new houses down there. There are however a number of race stewards at the obvious crossing points and it is a pretty safe course. There are some nice views of the outer harbour along the course.
Directions - From the roundabout on the Midleton bypass, head South for Rostellan and Whitegate. After you pass the ESB power station, you will drop down into Whitegate. Take the next right and after about 400 metres, you will see some small wooden buildings on your right. The registration is in one of these buildings, next to the Pitch and Put course clubhouse. The start and finish are very close to the clubhouse.
For a map of the course, click on http://www.mapmyrun.com/run/ireland/cork/559281907