Welcome to the Running in Cork blog, the largest website in Cork & Munster for news on road races and athletics. Included are a current race calendar, race previews, photos, results as well as some local, national and international news items.
In 2011, it took 31 days to fill the 45,000 available slots for the Chicago Marathon. Entries for the 2012 event opened on Wednesday last week (Feb 1st) and it took only six days, a new record. Local radio station WBEZ has a podcast available where they talk to coach Bill Leach about the boom in running in Chicago and running overall. Anyone planning to do this event or has just an interest in Marathon running might find this of interest.