The 26th Donoughmore 7 Mile road race will be held next Friday evening at 8pm. For anyone who has not done this race before, here are the directions...
Directions...Donoughmore is about 15 miles NW of Cork City. If you are coming out the Ballincollig bypass or the Carrigrohane straight, look for directions for Nad / Banteer / Kanturk. If you follow the signposts, you should end up on the N579 road. Stay on this road for about 10 miles and keep a lookout for the turn off right to Donoughmore. The village is about 2 miles off the N579 road. See map above. If in doubt, click on the link below for the course map and zoom out and adjust to examine the route.
Course....From what I remember of it, it is a tough enough course. Plenty of hills but nothing too serious. Some people may find 7 miles to be a bit long but it is only three quarters of a mile beyond the 10 km distance so it's not so bad. The race is on quiet country roads and if you get a nice sunny Summers evening, there are nice views of the Boggeragh Mountains nearby. The only busy section is the 2.5 miles along the N579 road but it should be ok. To have a closer look at the course, check out this link.......http://www.mapmyrun.com/run/ireland/cork/578270511
They usually get about the 200 mark at this race. Entry fee is €10 but for that, you get a T-Shirt and there is an impressive array of prizes on offer for all the different categories. Last year, they got 218 entries and if the weather is fine, they should get a similiar number if not greater this year.
You can see last years results HERE.
"Hi John, just on a point of information as this race also incorporates a BHAA race (as well as an AAI race), are headphones banned?.........................Danny Mc Carthy Midleton AC"