Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Nominations for the best 5k and 4m race in Cork in 2016???

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Nominations for the best 5k and 4m race in Cork in 2016???

Now that the new year has started, it's time to look back and consider what were the best races of the year? In this post, we'll look at the best 5 km and 4 mile races. In your opinion, what were the best 5k and 4m races in Cork in 2016 and why?

There were a wide number of races to choose from, be it BHAA, club or charity events.

Leave a comment and we'll start the poll very soon.

44 comments:

Tom said...

Ballymore Cobh 4 miler
5k Lust for Life in Cork Airport

Victor Kiely said...

Togher 5k and belgooly 4 mile

Anonymous said...

St. Luke's Home 5K

Anonymous said...

Didn't do enough 4m races to have an opinion. I really enjoyed the Youghal 5k and the St Luke's 5k that finished near Blackrock castle.

Anonymous said...

Ballintotis 4 mile !!!! Best race ever.

Anonymous said...

Shanagarry 5km was great as was the Belgooly 4 mile

Anonymous said...

- Belgooly 4 mile! Very well organised, great fun, great race course.

- 5k Lust for Life Cork Airport run

James Maher said...

Stryker Carrigtwohill for 4 Mile. Love the course (once you get up the hill or pull you're flying). Carrigtwohill 5k for great organisation, atmosphere and spread!!

Anonymous said...

Ballintotis 4mile
There are a lot of very good 5k races but since I can only pick one barrys court in carrigtwohill

Anonymous said...

I love the 5k in Gortroe down near Youghal. It's a great community effort, nice route, lovely atmosphere and it's in aid of the local school.

Anonymous said...

Togher 5km 27December,great cause,huge turnout and very well organised

Anonymous said...

Ballintotis gets my vote for best 4 mile. Nice course, well organised.

Anonymous said...

BALLYMORE COBH 4MILE
FOTA CHEETAH RUN

Anonymous said...

Ballymore Cobh AC. 4 Miles Lovely Route ��

Jim said...

4 mile has got to be Carriganimmy and 5K Rosscarbery both have great atmospheres and wonderful feeds afterwards. Carriganimmy has a Medal awarded to each finisher whilst supporting the wonderful charity of raising funds for their 2 local hospitals, namely Macroom and Millstreet. Meanwhile the Steam Runners in Rosscarbery are likewise fabulous

Jim said...

The fact that Carriganimmy awards a Medal to each person who completes their 4 Mile Race is one of only a few in County Cork is truly worth considering for other Race Events to award too as Medals are Very Important

Anonymous said...

Stryker 4M race, great atmosphere and tough but fast course. And its always good to know that entry fee is donated to a good cause like CUH Childrens Ward each year

Anonymous said...

Stryker 4M - great atmosphere, decent turnout on a fast but challenging course

Declan Clancy said...

Fermoy 4 mile
Grant Thornton 5K

Anonymous said...

5k race - Newmarket 5k, fast course and well supported.

4 mile race - Boherbue to Kiskeam 4 mile race, great food afterwards.

Anonymous said...

Killeagh 4mile road race was very enjoyable and the the 5k in clonpriest is always a great run

Anonymous said...

2 x BHAA 5k on the marina for the weather! One in balmy 20 degrees at 8pm and the other in monsoon-like rain while the sun was shining with a phenomenal double rainbow at the end. Loveliest finish ever and total dedication of volunteers to stand in the pouring rain.

Alfie Davis said...

Bweeng 5k is a fantastic race getting better every year and the Glanmire 4 mile race was really challenging course, with the results printed out in minutes and prize giving done and dusted before everyone got cold and bored!

Anonymous said...

Best 4 miles race has to be Ballintotis!

Anonymous said...

4 mile Ballintotis , 5k Gortroe

Josh Kelly said...

Ballymore Cobh 4 Mile, great route

Anonymous said...

Youghal 5km.
Ballintotis 4mile.

Brian Ahern said...

Brian Ahern here from Bweeng Trail Blazers. Value for money is key. A 5k race really should not be more than 10euro. I have seen some climb up and offer very little in return. Our race gives a lot back for 10euro but id be biased to nominate my own race so im going to say the weekly parkrun. Its free and timed and great info provided.

As for 4mile races i dont have a lot of experience of attending these but have heard great things about Ballintotis race.

Unknown said...

Killeagh 4 mile was an outstanding event for a first time effort. Kilcredan 5k is a superb event. Both races have honest courses. Good range of prizes and fantastic spreads after. Hugh amount of parking on offer and plenty of stewarding. A lot of the 4 mile and 5ks are worthy of praise but last year these 2 stood just above the rest.

Anonymous said...

I love the 5k in Rosscarbery. It's a great community effort, nice route, lovely atmosphere and it's in aid of a different local charity every year.

Anonymous said...

Cobh 4 mile

Anonymous said...

Bweeng 5k for community spirit great spread lovely course and value for money. Ballintotis 4 miler is just fab..everything about it.

John G said...

Fermoy 4 mile for me.

Anonymous said...

I nominate the Donoughmore 7 for the seven mile race category. Can't be beaten!

Seán said...

Ballymore Cobh 4 mile
Carrigtwohill 5k

Anonymous said...

Cloyne 5k and ballintotis 4 mile well organised nice courses

Anonymous said...

Bweeng 5k.

Anonymous said...

Ballymore cobh 4 mile

Anonymous said...

4 mile Ballintotis - great atmosphere
5k Youghal - nice fast course for a PB

Shane Meyler said...

5k for me is the BHAA at the Marina. The fastest in Cork by a country mile. And with the BHAA, although there are no frills, you're as good as guaranteed that it will run like clockwork. Best value 5k in my opinion.
For a fast and scenic 4 miler, the Ballymore Cobh A.C. 4 Mile can't be topped, plus the quality of home-baked sweet treats just can't be topped... although I am biased, as a Ballymore Cobh member, so, akin to Eurovision voting, I'll opt for another.
My 10 points go to the Corkbeg 4 Miler out near Aghada, East Cork. An intriguing uphill start is very much tempered by lovely countryside and some serious downhill running near the flat finish.

Unknown said...

Kieran mulcahy
As to be Ballintotis 4 miler
10 out of 10 Every year.

Anonymous said...

Ballintotis 4miler & Kilcredan 5k, both very enjoyable events.

Anonymous said...

Ballintotas 4 mile/ Youghal 5k

John Desmond said...

Nominations now closed.