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Monday, February 11, 2008

Entries for the 2008 Ballycotton 10 mile road race...
The full list of those entered for this year's Ballycotton 10 mile road race is now up on the Ballycotton website. The link is HERE. For anyone new to the running scene here in Cork, entries for this race closed back in December.
The race is on the 9th of March and I'll do a preview of it here on this blog the week before it.
Just under 4 weeks to go..!!

Perhap's there is just one thing you might consider over the next few weeks....car pooling! Parking is always a problem at the Ballycotton 10 and the fewer cars that turn up, the better. Maybe you could have a chat with some of the other runners at the races coming up and see if you could share a car. Just keep it in mind...

Comments recieved...
"John, I believe that in past years, the organisers have provided a shuttle bus from Kent Station to Ballycotton on the morning of the run for runners arriving by train, and a shuttle bus back to the station post-race. Do you know if they will be doing this again this year?....Thanks RH"

"From what I understand, they will provide this service for one of the trains coming from Dublin. Note that there will be plenty of additional information published in the race programme that will be posted to all runners and there will also be a FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) section on the Ballycotton website well before the race....John Desmond"

"John....Another idea is to bring a bike with you, park in designated car park areas, and cycle over to the start. This will give you a nice little warm up before the race, and a warm down afterwards. I know that waiting around for a bus before, and especially after the race, can be a bit miserable, even more so if it is cold and wet (which, even in sunny Ballycotton, can happen!!)....Rich"

"Rich... I passed on your idea about the bikes and maybe having a special area set aside for parking them at the race. I think they would welcome any idea which will take some of the pressure off the shuttle buses.
I also hear that the race booklet is going to the printers this week and should be posted out along with the race numbers in the next 2 weeks or so.....John Desmond"

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

John, I believe that in past years, the organisers have provided a shuttle bus from Kent Station to Ballycotton on the morning of the run for runners arriving by train, and a shuttle bus back to the station post-race. Do you know if they will be doing this again this year?

Thanks
RH

Rich said...

John
Another idea is to bring a bike with you, park in designated car park areas, and cycle over to the start. This will give you a nice littel warm up before the race, adn a warm down afterwars.
I know that waiting around for a bus before, and especially after the race, can be a bit miserable, even more so if it is cold and wet(which, even in sunny ballycotton, can happen!!)