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Sunday, July 22, 2007

Preview of the Churchtown South 5 Mile Road Race - Thurs 26th of July 2007

The 3rd race in the Ballycotton Summer series takes place next Thurdsay evening, the 26th of July at 8pm. Last year, they got 237 entries for this race. Going on recent races, I'd expect that they should get between 250 and 300 for this one.

Course - It is roughly 2 laps of a 2.5 mile course. When you run the course, you would think that it should be a fast course as there seem to be very few hills. However, while there are no obvious steep hills like Ballyandreen or Shanagarry, there are some long drags in it which have the same net effect. For my money, it is as tough a course as either of the first two in the series.

Directions - If you are new to the local race scene, try the following route. From Cork, take the usual route to Ballycotton (...shown above in Yellow). When you get to the centre of Cloyne, the main road takes a 90 degree left. You need to take the turn off right which will take you straight ahead past the old round tower. Just stay on this road (...shown above in Orange) and you will end up in Churchtown South.

Just a might be an idea to turn up a little early just in case parking is an issue! Parking is provided in a field but with all the rain that we have had of late, this may not be possible? Remember the Ballycotton 10!!

If you want to have a look at the course or see where Churchtown South is, click on the following link....

If you did both the Ballyandreen and Shanagarry race, you can find your current position in the Summer series by clicking on this link...

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