Here is a quick look at the t-shirts and running tops that will be given out to entrants in the 2010 Cork City Marathon & Relay. If you remember last year, they gave out a reasonable t-shirt for the Relay runners but the thing given out to the Marathon runners was little better than a dish rag! It was truly awful....really cheap and tacky.
This year however, things are a lot better :o)
On the left is the red dry-fit running top for Marathon runners. You can never have enough of these type of tops as they are great for training in. No doubt we'll see loads of these on the roads over the next year and it's a great way for the oranisers to promote the event in future. For example, they gave out a dry-fit top last February for the Dungarvan 10 Mile road race in Waterford and they are constantly in evidence at the races around Cork.
On the right is the cotton T-shirt that will be given out to the Relay runners and it looks pretty good. I suppose some might question why the relay runners didn't get a dry-fit top as well? Perhaps it was cost?......or to be honest, if you really think about it, a huge number of the people involved in the relay event will be first time runners. They might take part in this event and they might not run for the rest of the year. A dry-fit top to them may be of little or no use. At least a cotton t-shirt can be used by everyone.