Monday, May 16, 2016
Notice...Dan Byrne Memorial 5k trail race, Doneraile - Fri 3rd June 2016
This 5k race in Doneraile Park in North Cork is always a popular one with runners. Organised by Mallow AC, it is a lovely setting for a race. While it's described as a trail race, it is in reality mostly on narrow roads and paths within Doneraile Park. It would be wrong to think that it's some sort of cross country race or that you need to run through mud or long grass.
Doneraile is located just to the north-east of Mallow so access is very easy from the N20 Cork to Limerick road. If you are coming from say South Tipperary, then it's just off the N73 Mitchelstown to Mallow road.
As for Doneraile Park itself, it really is a lovely spot. It's basically an old country estate and is now a grassland park with some small forested areas. On a sunny evening, it's a superb spot for a race.
The race entry fee is €10. The race HQ is the local community centre which is shown in the preview below.
Preview.....Directions, photos and a preview HERE.
Start of the 2014 race...