Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Notice...Ballycotton 5 mile road race - Thurs 27th Aug 2015

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Notice...Ballycotton 5 mile road race - Thurs 27th Aug 2015

The Ballycotton 5 mile road race is the last race of four in the Ballycotton Summer Series and it's coming up on evening Thursday, the 27th of August. One thing to note here and it catches people every year........the race starts at 7:30pm

Also note that there are road works on the road between Cloyne and Shanagarry so there might be some delays due to diversions. More info in this previous post.

Registration is at the local national school. The distance from the main parking area to the registration is about 800 metres (10 min walk). From the registration area to the start line is about 200 metres. So if you consider parking.....walking to the registration.....the queue to enter.....walk back to the car......walk back to the start........and the 7:30pm start, you can see how people get caught out.

Entries.......If you are under any pressure for time, then get changed first.....carry the entry fee of €6 in your hand.....and go straight to the start line after you register. Please note that it speeds things up a lot if you have the exact entry fee ready. €1 of each entry fee is going to a designated charity.

The overall positions with times after 3 races can be seen HERE

Please note that the race is open to everyone. You do not need to have run in any of the previous races to enter this one. Just turn up with €6.

Post Race...If you have completed all 4 of the summer series......Ballyandreen, Shanagarry, Churchtown South and Ballycotton, you will be given a souvenier plaque.

Back inside the school, there will be tea and biscuits as well as the prize giving. The special series t-shirts for the top 50 men and top 30 women in the overall series will be handed out there.

Preview....More details on the course with maps and photos can be seen HERE


Anonymous said...

Hi John. Any idea how long after the race before the t shirts are given out?

John Desmond said...

The plaques are given out near the finish line. The t-shirts are given out in the hall after the prize giving. They have to work out the overall positions and who is in the top 50 men and top 30 women. I'd say about 9:00 to 9:30pm.