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Monday, September 17, 2007

Preview of the 'Evening Echo Ladies Mini Marathon' 4 mile road race...Sun 23rd Sept 2007 (1pm)

Course...The start of this race is on the Centre Park Road.
Mile 0-1. The first mile or so is very flat with only a slight uphill around the 0.8 mile mark as the road joins the Marina.
Mile 1-2. Dead flat along the Marina. Probably the most scenic part of the run.
Mile 2-3. This section includes the only real hill. There is a nasty pull from the 2 mile mark up to St.Michael's church, a distance of about 300 metres. After that, it's reasonably flat with a slight fall downhill into Beaumount about the 2.7 mile mark. Then past the AIB bank and Post office and take a sharp right down Maryville Road. Around the 3 mile mark, there is a very steep downhill section.
Mile 3-4. After the initial downhill section, the remainder of the mile is flat with the finish coming on Monaghan Road, near Kennedy Park.

Click on the map above for a closer look.

If you are not sure what part of the city the map shows above, click on this LINK

Entries...You can still enter up to and including Saturday, the 22nd of Sept. Just call into the race office which is located upstairs in Debenhams beside The Gallery restaurant (Debenhams, Patrick Street).
The opening hours for the next week are...
Monday Sept 17 to Wednesday Sept 19...10am to 4pm
Thursday Sept 20 & Friday Sept 21...10am to 8pm
Saturday Sept 22...10am to 4pm

Results...The results will appear in a special supplement with the Evening Echo on the following Saturday, the 29th of September.


Sandy said...

Hi John, Just found this site through i was checking out routes in carrigaline. I'm joggingthis on Sunday, i can't wait as it's my first marathon..not bad to start of with 4 miles.
I did the route the other day albeit back to front, did about 5 miles, it was great, felt good too.
Hope the weathers good on Sunday.

John Desmond said...

Hi Sandy...good luck with the mini-marathon. Don't forget to get up front with the runners at the start. With that many people taking part, you don't want to get stuck behind 5,000 walkers ;o)