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Friday, May 02, 2008

Races for the May Bank Holiday weekend...

Fri 2nd May...
For anyone prepared to travel, there is a 5km road race in Ballingarry, Co. Tipperary (~15kms East of the Horse & Jockey on the main Dublin road).
Details...Friday 2nd of May at 8 pm. 5 km at Commons, Ballingarry, County Tipperary This race, organised by Coolquill Athletic Club, honours one of Ireland's finest middle distance runners, the renowned John Joe Barry also known as the Ballincurry Hare, in his home place.

Sat 3rd May...
There is a Marathon and Half-Marathon in the Ballyhoura Mountains on the Cork/Limerick border. Note that a lot if not most of this, is off road and on a rough surface.
Details...Mountain Marathon. The 2008 Marathon will traverse a strenuous well marked route, through varied woodlands on the wayto Slieve Reagh. Then continuing on through the “real” Glenroe and Darragh hills. Returning viaMolanna river and Magniers wood to Kilfinane O.E.C. where a hot meal, and showers are provided. (Towels not supplied).
Registration at The Outdoor Education Centre, Kilfinane, from 830AM.Start time 9.30AM. Distance 42km, (26.2Miles).
Half Marthon. Starting in Kilfinane the route leads through Magniers Wood, on to Kilflynn Church and Ballyorganvillage. Through picturesque Glenosheen, returning via Castle Oliver to Kilfinane for refreshments at the Maple Ballroom. Registration from 9AM at Maple Ballroom. Start lOAM. Distance 21KM (13 Miles).

Click HERE for more information.

Sun 4th May... (Updated 3rd May)
Good luck to anyone heading down to Bantry to do the Bay Run Half-Marathon. Note that this race is pre-entry only. The weather forecast above suggests that it should be bright and dry with a light wind from the South.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You Know You're a Runner When....
Posted April 2nd, 2008 by Mick Rice in Running News

You know you are a runner when:

- You finish the race looking like you wrestled a bear and you don't care.

- You combine phrases like "10 mile run" and "Easy run" in the same breath.

- You can sharpen an axe blade on your calves.

- Find humour in an other's running form.

- Watching a Marathon on T.V. made you get up and go for a run.

- You can hallucinate and get high at the same time without taking anything.

- You wash your shorts in the shower.

- Every road you drive on you think what a great hill session this would be.