The main race next weekend in Cork is of course the Mallow 10 mile road race next Monday. Entries for this closed some time back and there are no entries on the day.
Race headquarters is at the Mallow Youth Centre. Please note that as the race numbers were already posted out, there is no need to go there before the race. The race itself starts at 12:30pm.
The thing to remember with the Mallow race is that there are 3 main points in the town that you will be using...
A.....This is the location of the Youth Centre. Post race prizes, refreshments, etc will be here.
B......This is the START. It's about 1 mile from the Youth Centre so allow yourself time to get there.
C.....This is the FINISH. It's a short walk back to the Youth Centre.
Getting to the Youth Centre..........If you are coming from Cork City, then turn right at the main roundabout on the main N20 road and drive into the town. Keep going STRAIGHT.....shown above as Davis Street. You need to look out for the statue on the left....see pic below...
Turn left here and head up the hill. As it flattens out, you'll see a shopping centre on your right and then the road takes a sharp left. After this, the Youth Centre is just down there on the right. Parking is available in three different car parks within 250 metres of the centre. Just follow the race stewards directions on the day.
Pacers....The Mallow race will have a larger spread of pacers this year. They start at 60 minutes and go up in 5 minute steps to 95 minutes.
Headphones / MP3 Players / iPods / etc.....As the roads are not closed, all of these devices are
Water Stations....Water on course at mile 4 and 7 and at the finish...to be confirmed...
1) Full course preview HERE
2) Mallow 10 entry list....HERE
3) Buff headgear...HERE