Now that we are in mid-November, it might be an idea just to pause and look ahead and see what is coming up in the near future...
Sun 16th Nov....There is the Cross Country event in Clonakilty. For anyone not attending that race, you might be interested in the Brickey 3 mile and 5 mile road race near Dungarvan in West Waterford. It's an unusual race in that you have a choice of distances and they give out prizes based on your weight! In fairness to West Waterford AC, they go to a lot of trouble to keep their races fun and interesting ;o) When I went to their Ardmore race during the Autumn, they had prizes for each star sign of the zodiac! All good fun. I have more information about the Brickey race on the Running in Munster website.
Sun 23rd Nov...There is a Cork BHAA 4 mile road race in Inniscarra. I'll preview that here next week.
Dec.....We have a selection of 4 and 5 mile races. Not too many but enough to keep you busy!
Jan 09........This is the one I really want to draw your attention to. The Munster Ten-Mile Spring Classic Series will be starting on Sunday, the 11th of January with the Mallow 10 mile road race. The other 3 races in this series are the Dungarvan 10 in February, the Ballycotton 10 in March and the Kilnaboy 10 in April.
If you have been doing short races up to now and you would like to get ready for the Mallow 10, then have a look at this 8 week training schedule. It just so happens that the Mallow 10 should be roughly 8 weeks from next Sunday ;o)