Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Preview of the John Buckley Sports Cork City 10 Miler...Sun 14th Sept 2014

Friday, September 12, 2014

Preview of the John Buckley Sports Cork City 10 Miler...Sun 14th Sept 2014

The big race this weekend is of course the John Buckley Sports Cork City 10 Miler organised by St.Finbarr's AC. More info in this earlier post.

Course Preview......You can see a preview of the 10 mile course HERE

Remember that you can still enter on the morning of the race at Lee Rowing Club next to Pairc Ui Chaoimh. Entries open at 8am. Entries close around 9:30-40am.

Note that there is a technical top for the first 800 entries. Roughly 400 people have already pre-entered. If you are entering on Sunday then do so as early as possible to make sure you get a top.

Update from the organisers St.Finbarr's AC...
1) People will collect the tee shirt after they finish / collection point will be between the finish & the boat club. The first 800 entries are entitled to a shirt . To keep track of this, the first entrant got number 1 and so on – no tee shirt for anybody with number higher than 800.  With the launch of a new race it’s impossible to gauge the expected numbers, hence tee-shirts for the first 800 entries only.
If anybody pre-entered before the deadline last Sunday and didn’t receive their number in the post we will look after them at the registration desk on the morning (they will definitely get a tee shirt). If anybody pre-entered late (online or in John Buckley Sports) after the numbers were posted on Monday, their number can be collected from the registration desk.

2) There will be two timing mat’ at the start and one at the finish.

3) Two water stations – 250 ml bottles sports caps (approx 4.5 ml and 7.5 (near halfway point for marathon opposite Harty’s Quay).

4) There will be some overtaking at the end of the second lap Centre Park Road / Monahan Rd – fastest 10% is lightly to catch the slowest 10% of runners (just like in the John Buckley Sports 5K). Runners  on their first lap stay tight to left hand side as usual, the runners passing will be turning off to the right anyway so should not be an issue.

5) Pacers...There will be 60, 70, 80 and 90 minute pacers

John Buckley (L) and Paul Gallagher of St.Finbarr's AC (R) showing off one of the 800 tech tops


Anonymous said...

With the weather looking good and a flat course this could be a day for PBs, c'mon the Barr's!

Anonymous said...

While helping another runner, I did not get a top at the end. All put away . Anything I could do?