Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Update on the 2012 Cork City Marathon....
The have a provisional list of Marathon entrants HERE and Half-Marathon Entrants HERE
At a quick look, I'd suspect that the number of Marathon runners is down this year while the number of Half runners is way up (limit of 1,000 in 2011).
Some points from their site.......
1) Registration is at Cork City Hall on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd June.
2) Start Times - The Marathon and Team Relay will start on St Patrick's Street at 9am. The start time for the Half Marathon is 11am at Ringmahon Road.
3) Water Stations......There will be 14 water stations on the course, with additional water available at the start of the half marathon and at the finish line. The water will be a mix of bottles and cups. Mains drinking water will be available at 5 stations across the course, so if you carry your own bottle you can fill up at any of these stations too. The energy drink will be Lucozade Sports, which will be distributed in cups. If you ask for a bottle, they will give you one.
4) Time limits......The course time limit is 6 hours for the marathon and relay and 3.5 hours for the half marathon. After that, the Gardaí may ask you to move onto the footpaths but the finish line will stay in place for 7 hours. The Jack Lynch Tunnel is a critical link in the city's traffic network. If you haven't reached the tunnel by 11.30am, you will not be permitted through it.
The full info can be seen HERE
We'll have a look here next week at the course, the Half-Marathon and what the 11am start might actually mean.