Monday, January 16, 2017
Emer Casey 10k in Youghal changes to a mid-week 5k!
One of the most popular 10k races in Cork has been the Emer Casey 10k in Youghal. This was held on a Sunday in late May every year and was always well supported.
This year, it's all change! It will now be a 5km race around the streets of Youghal and it will be held on Thursday the 6th of April 2017 at 8pm.
This will now become the first evening race on the 2017 calendar, ahead of Ballintotis.
One obvious question will be how dark will it be? Normally for a race in the countryside and starting at 8pm, mid April is about the limit as the sun sets at 8:32pm.
On the 6th of April, the sun sets at 8:16pm so it will be getting dark not long after the race starts. As the course is two and a half laps in the centre of the town, the street lighting should easily make up for any loss of daylight.
So what are your thoughts? Did you prefer the 10k race on a Sunday in late May or would you prefer to have it as a 5k on a Thursday at the start of April?