Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Final post about the 2014 Ballycotton 10...

Friday, March 07, 2014

Final post about the 2014 Ballycotton 10...

Here we go, final post of a busy week...

1) Again a SHOULD NOT transfer your number to any other runner if you are not running! In a recent race, a female runner give her number to a male, leading the said female appearing in the results as a prize-winner! You might think it's no big deal but it creates a huge problem for the organisers of the race. You also signed an entry form saying you wouldn't transfer your number.

2) Don't forget your race number....stick it on the front of your singlet / t-shirt the night before. Remember, the timing chip is built into it.

3) Get there early! Get to the car parks in the fields by 11:30am and to the start by 1:15pm. Traffic is restricted a long way away from Ballycotton and you'll be directed to an outlying car park if you are late. Road side parking is not allowed by the Gardai. Avoid early.

4) Some people have been asking about the water stations. It's usually in cups, not bottles. This cuts down on the amount of waste that needs to be collected afterwards. The water stations are located at 3 and 7 miles.

5) Ballycotton T-shirts and clothing....
Ballycotton ‘10’ 2014 Clothing
We have ladies items available this year for the first time.
Ladies 2014
Zipped Hoodies – Pink €20
T-Shirts – Green €10

Men 2014
Sweat Tops – Grey €20
T-Shirts – Dark Blue €10

Sale Stock
Zipped Hoodies – Brown (Large Only) €15
Zipped Hoodies – Olive Green (Medium Only) €15
Zipped Sweat Tops – Black €15
T-Shirts – Red €8
Long Sleeve T-Shirts – Light Blue €8
Base Ball Caps – Pink €5
All clothing items will be for sale in Community Hall beside marquee, from 10am onwards. Please bring correct money where possible.

6) Weather Forecast......It looks as if it will be mainly overcast with a temp of about 9 deg. Sunday : Cloudy with patches of rain and drizzle at times. Max. 9 to 10 Celsius, in a light southwesterly breeze.

7) John Buckley Sports  will have a shop at the race headquarters at the school. They will have a special offer of 20% off everything and 60% off selected items.

......and finally here is a video clip from Fergus Meade of the start of the 2011 Ballycotton 10. You can see how narrow the road is and just how many people take part in this race...

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