Preview of the 'Streets of Cobh' 5 km Road Race - Fri 8th Aug 2008 (7:15pm)
Registration...This takes place in the scout hall which is just behind the large car park which is behind the catheral in Cobh. Refreshments and prizegiving take place in the same hall. This car park is the best place to park as there is no real point parking down near the waterfront.
Course details...The start point is down next to the waterfront. This race is basically 2 laps of the roads next to and above the railway station in Cobh. The finish point is outside the Commodore Hotel. The course is pretty flat although there is a slight uphill section near the 1 mile mark and a steep downhill section near the Commodore Hotel which can be a bit rough on the knees. There is one bad section at the end of this hill on the 1st lap when you have to turn a very sharp corner and you lose all of your forward momentum. I have to admit that it is not my favourite course. I prefer the more rural courses and courses without sharp bends and corners but that's just a personal opinion.
If you want to have a closer look at the course or need to look at a map for directions, check out this link...http://www.mapmyrun.com/run/ireland/cork/623399354
a) For more information, you can see the race flyer HERE.
b) Watch the time!! It starts at 7:15 pm which is a bit unusual!!
Elsewhere...For anyone interested in a doing a 5 mile race, there is one up in Carrick on Suir at 7:30pm. More information on the Running in Munster blog.
"Hi John, I think you may have inadvertently got the date of the Streets of Cobh incorrect...It should be on Aug 8th not Aug 15th. Regards........John C. "
"Oppps!!.......So it is. Thanks for telling me. Now corrected........John Desmond"