Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Notice...John Hartnett 10km road race, Ballyhooly - Sun 9th Aug 2015

Sunday, August 02, 2015

Notice...John Hartnett 10km road race, Ballyhooly - Sun 9th Aug 2015

This 10k road race is coming up in Ballyhooly near Fermoy on Sunday, the 9th of August at 12:30pm.

Date: Sunday 9th August 2015
Time: 12.30pm
Sign on:  GAA field
Presentation:  Community Hall
Limited parking in GAA pitch.
€100 for first male and female home.
€100 bonus if course record broke.
Mens record: 31.57 Sergie Ciobanu 2014
Ladies record:  39.08 Angela McCann 2014
Accurate course measured by Jones Counter
Athletics Ireland licence
10km course...marked at each km point.
Entry fee €10
Showers available at the GAA grounds.
Registration and Parking at GAA pitch, approx 200m from start line. Refreshments and presentation of prizes in the Community Hall after the race.

Ballyhooly is located just 9 kms west of Fermoy on the N72 road to Mallow. Considering that it's reasonably close to the M8 motorway, it's within easy access.

Course Preview...A full preview of the course with maps, directions and photos can be seen HERE

John Hartnett.......
John Harnett is a former Irish International runner who held several Irish records back in the 1970's. He also represented Ireland at the 1972 Munich Games. He grew up near Ballyhooly and ran with Grange Fermoy AC before taking up a scholarship in the US with Villanova.

Notable races...
1970 : International Junior Cross Country Champion
1972 : Ran the 5,000 metres in a time of 13m 43.4s to set a new Irish record
1972 : Represented Ireland in the 5,000 metres in the Munich Olympic games
1973 : June - Ran the mile in a time of 3m 54.7s setting a new Irish record which at the time was faster than the British record!
1974 : Set a new Irish record for the 1,500 metres with a time of 3m 38.1s

John Hartnett currently resides in Marleton, New Jersey, USA.

1) Background on John Harnett's athletic career.....HERE
2) Unveiling of the John Harnett plaque in Ballyhooly in Sept 2008.......HERE

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Are there any catagorie prizes?