Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Notice : Dromina 10 mile & 10k road race - Sun 14th Apr 2019

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Notice : Dromina 10 mile & 10k road race - Sun 14th Apr 2019

The Dromina 10 mile road race in its back back in the 1980's was as big as the Ballycotton '10' with large numbers for the time taking part. After a lapse of some thirty odd years, it's back!

It will consist of a 10 mile and a 10k race and it will take place on Sunday the 14th of April 2019.

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The 10 mile race will start at 12 noon with the 10k starting at 12:30pm. The race HQ is in the local community hall which is on the north-east side of the village.

The village of Dromina is located in north Cork and is on the road between Charleville and Newmarket.

In 1984, the race was won by Jerry Kiernan in a time of 46m 39s! This was two weeks after finishing 9th in the marathon in the Los Angeles Olympics.

That year 720 runners took part in the Dromina '10' with 126 finishing under the hour and 9 finishing faster than 50 mins. Report and results of the 1984 race HERE

The race this year will be started by Jerry Kiernan and the original race organiser Fr. Liam Kelleher will also be in attendance.

From Dromina Community Council..."This race has always held a special place in Jerry’s heart. Even to this day Jerry can still recall every mile, every time stamp of how he ran the race and how he had to slow himself down or explain to his coach why he didn’t heed his advice 2 weeks before the Chicago Marathon."

More details to follow...


anonymous said...

How would the course compare to ballycotton, slower/quicker etc?

Unknown said...

Hi there, Ballycotton was a faster course. It was a out, circle and back in same route.... Dromina is a circle but has a hill, a little tougher route.... it is a slower route but a lovely run.... hope that helps.

Anonymous said...

46.39?Is that a 10 mile record for an Irish athlete?Surely it must be close enough. Think Gerry Curtis might have a 46 min as well from back in the day...

John Desmond said...

Just waiting for the organsiers to get back to me with the final details of the course and we'll have a look at it then.