I'm sure some of you might be thinking about doing the Dublin City Marathon at the end of October and may have already started your training schedules by now. There are 2 road races in Cork coming up in September and October which are excellent preparation for this event. Even if you are not doing Dublin, perhaps you might be interested in training for these events anyway.
1) The Cork Half-Marathon (13.1 miles) takes place in Blarney on Sunday, the 14th of September. The usual training schedule for a half-marathon is 10 weeks. Considering that we now have 8 weeks to go and if you are already running on a regular basis, it's not too late to start. You can find an entry form at this LINK.
2) The Cork BHAA 'Cork to Cobh' 15 mile road race takes place on Sunday, the 5th of October. This is 3 weeks after the Cork Half-Marathon and you should have no problem doing both if you want to.
So if you are new to the running scene, now is the time to start looking at those schedules and getting ready.