Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Reminder...Carrigaline 5 mile road race - Sun 16th Feb 2014

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Reminder...Carrigaline 5 mile road race - Sun 16th Feb 2014

The big race this weekend in Cork is of course the Carrigaline 5 mile road race on Sunday, 16th of Feb at 11am. Located just to the south of Cork City, it should be within easy reach for a lot of people. Coming just 3 weeks before the Ballycotton '10' on the 9th of March, it is ideally placed to test your fitness level to see what it's like. The race is organised by Eagle own club...HINT HINT ;o)

The town of Carrigaline is only five miles south of the South Ring Road.

Coming just 3 weeks before the Ballycotton 10, it is also an ideal test if you know what kind of pace you should run the 10 miles in. To get your best 10 mile time, you should run at a steady even pace or close to it. Run too fast in the first half and your second half will be much slower. Your fitness will change very little in 3 weeks so whatever time you get in Carrigaline on Sunday should give a good idea of your 10 mile form...assuming you have done the training to run 10 miles ;o)

To estimate your 10 mile time from your 5 mile result, have a look at this chart HERE.

Entries......The entry fee for 2014 is €10. Two Euro of this will be donated to local charities. It also includes a 20% off voucher for running items and nutrition products in the Edge Sports Shop.

You can enter on the day in the local community hall in Carrigaline between 9:30am and 10:40am. There will also be a special entry desk for those who pre-enter and want to avoid the queues on the day.

Pre-Entry...You can pre-enter here until 12 noon on Friday...

Changing and showers for ladies upstairs, changing only for gents in main hall.

Race Sponsor......One of the main sponsors for the race is The Edge Sports Shop. They will be giving out 20% discount vouchers to all race entrants. Obviously the amount saved at the time of purchase may well exceed the cost of the race entry so it makes sense to get your hands on one. For example, if you spend €50 with the discount voucher, you save €10...the race entry fee.

From the sponsor.....The Edge Sports shop Specialises in Running, Cycling, Swimming and Triathlon. All sales staff participate in at least one but generally two or more of the sports and are able to give excellent advise to customers. The Superstore boasts a large Running Department and Swimming Department on the 1st floor; with stacks of bikes, clothing, accessories and electronics on the ground floor. Video Running Gait Analysis is available on demand at both shops to help customers select the best shoe for their running needs.

They have two shops in Cork City. One on the North Main Street in the city centre and a much larger superstore out by the Kinsale Road Roundabout. If you look at the preview for the Tramore Vally 5k race back in 2011, you'll find a map showing the exact location.

The Course...A full preview of the full course with photos is available at

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