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Friday, July 27, 2007

Preview of Road Races this weekend

Sunday 29th July 2007 (2pm)...Newmarket to Kanturk 5 mile Road Race
I never did this race but it seems to have a bit of a reputation. I was told that it is probably 2nd only to Kinsale in terms of being a fast course.
Directions...Take the N20 road North from Cork towards Limerick. At the roundabout near Mallow, take the left for Killarney (N72). Just look out for signposts for the turn off for Kanturk.
Once in Kanturk, just keep going to Newmarket.
Course details...You register in Newmarket. I was told that it was in a local pub but I'm not sure if this is still the case. Just look for runners and ask for directions. The race starts up a hill and you basically run on the main road to Kanturk which is 5 miles away. See map above. The course has no real hills and runs in roughly NW-SE direction. The weather forecast for Sunday shows a light NW wind so that means that the runners will have the wind behind them for 5 miles. At the finish, there are buses to take you back to Newmarket although I am told that some run back to Newmarket as part of their warm down!
(Note. Fri 27th 9:30pm - Someone left a comment to this post about the IMRA mountain race on Mangerton in Kerry on Sunday. If you are interested, click on the link marked 'Comment' below.)

1 comment:

John said...

4th race in the Irish Mountain Running Championship taking place on Sunday in Co. Kerry in case anyone's interested. Follow link for further info:
County Kerry
Date Sunday 29th July 2007
Time 1:00 PM
Climb (m) 500
Distance (km) 10.00