Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Over 1000 runners from Cork to take part in the Dungarvan 10 mile road race next Sunday

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Over 1000 runners from Cork to take part in the Dungarvan 10 mile road race next Sunday

The 25th Annual John Treacy Dungarvan 10 mile road race is coming up next Sunday the 31st of January and 2,532 people have entered this year. Out of this, well over 1,000 are from Co.Cork.

Here are some stats from West Waterford AC......

1) Over 2,500 entries made up of 56% men and 44% women .
2) The average age of runners is 41 with the youngest runner being 19 while the oldest is 74.
3) The highest number from any county is Cork who will have over 1,000 runners.
4) As for food it will be...
a) 2,500 bags of crisps
b) 2,500 500ml bottles of water
c) 2,500 chocolate bars
d) 2,500 flapjacks
e) 6,000 250mls bottles of water
f) Over 150 pan loaves of sandwiches
g) 200 Barn Bracks
h) 200 Madeira cakes,
i) 4000 tea bags
j) 80 litres of milk
........plus lots more!!

It just goes to show the scale of the operation when 2,000 or so runners descend on the sports hall in the town for the race.

As for club entries, here is a breakdown of some of them.... West Waterford AC 208, Clonmel AC 110, Midleton AC 79, Eagle AC 78, Mallow AC 72, Youghal AC 59, St.Finbarr's AC 59, Wibbly Wobbly Wonders 58, Waterford AC 54, Kilkenny City Harriers 27, Slaney Olympic AC 32, Ballintotis Fit4Life 29, Leevale AC 27, Thurles Crokes AC 24, Tramore AC 23, Togher AC 22, Watergrasshill AC 19, Waterford Tri Club 18, An BrĂș AC 18, Grange Fermoy AC 16, West Limerick AC 14, Bandon AC 12, Carraig na bhFear AC 12, Carrigtwohill AC 10, Dooneen AC 10, Carrick-on-Suir AC 10, Kinsale Tri Club 10, St.Senan's AC 8, Tracton AC 8, Ballymore Cobh 7,

The full entry list for 2016 can be seen HERE

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to the race on Sunday. Any idea what the weather is going to be like? Am hoping for a dry day at least even if it is cold .

John G said...

At the moment, the forecast is not good for Sunday. Saturday is dry at times, but they are forecasting a low coming in over Ireland on Sunday.

Anonymous said...

The club with the largest adult membership in Cork has the smallest number of entries. I think it's the same for Ballycotton. Just goes to show that big club numbers doesn't mean big numbers at the races.