Races in Cork on Easter Monday, the 5th of April 2010...
After the Belgooly 4 mile race on Sunday, there is a choice of 2 races on Easter Monday
I don't have a whole lot of info on this race. It would seem to be a charity event in aid of the two national schools in Clonakilty. Registration will take place at the Quality hotel and leisure centre in Clonakilty.
Registration will open at 10am and close at 10:45 and a race start at 11 am sharp.
Entry is €10. Contact: (087) 268 1588
I have no idea as to whether the race has an AAI permit or has been accurately measured.
Boherbue to Kiskeam 4 Mile ...........The annual Gneeveguilla AC 'Jack O'Keeffe' Boherbue-Kiskeam 4 mile road race takes place at 2pm. The sign on for the race is in Kishkeam and it costs €15. For that, there is a T-shirt as well but €15 is still very expensive for what is a low key 4 mile race.
After registration, the runners are taken by car and mini-bus to Boherbue which is 4 miles away. The race is along the main road back to Kishkeam which is also a main road from Mallow in North Cork to Castleisland and Tralee. As such, it is a narrow busy road with some very fast traffic.
Last year, I ran this race for the first time and to be honest, my last time. It's just too dangerous. Last year just after the start, there was runners running down the middle of the road and on the left with a creamery lorry driving through between them! I really would hate to think what would have happened of someone had tripped. Your own experience may be different but for me, this race is just too expensive and too dangerous.