Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Race notice...GR8KM road race, Mitchelstown - Fri 9th Aug 2013

Friday, July 26, 2013

Race notice...GR8KM road race, Mitchelstown - Fri 9th Aug 2013

The 5th race of 7 in the Ballyhoura Cork Series is coming up on Friday, the 9th of August with the GR8KM. As the name suggests, it is an 8 km road race on the roads around Mitchelstown in North-East Cork. Considering it's proximity to the several major roads, it is likely to attract runners from North Cork, Limerick and Tipperary. 

With the M8 motorway, Mitchelstown is now only 50 kms or a 35-40 minute drive from Cork City so it's an option for city based runners as well.

The race is organised by Galtee Runners AC.

Prizes........1st 6 in ladies and men, ranging from €100 for 1st to €40 for 6th, 1st 2 in each of the usual categories and 1st wheelchair. There is also a bonus of €100 for setting a new course record. The current record is 25:06 for men while the current womens record is 29:29.

Entries....The entry fee is €10 at St.Fanahans College.

Parking.......From the organisers......Parking can  got at the school car park, church car park  or a few minutes away at the square in the centre of town and at the local Tesco store.

A full preview of the course with maps, directions, photos, etc can be seen HERE

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