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Friday, June 27, 2008

Preview of the Courtmacsherry 10km Charity Run - Sat 28th June (5pm)
This 10km charity event takes place in Courtmacsherry in West Cork on Saturday evening at 5pm. From what I hear, there used to be a race in Courtmacsherry some time back. Other than the events in Crookhaven and Kinsale, there seems to be a lack of Summer road races in general in the West Cork region. So hopefully, this 10km race in Courtmacsherry will become a regular feature on the calendar.

Here is some information about the run that was supplied to me by the organisers...
The race is starting at Courtmacsherry Community Hall to Timoleague bridge, turning right under the Abbey and through Timoleague Village (passing the Centra Store) back to the bridge and finally through Timoleague once more before heading back to Courtmacsherry (along the same coastal road). The finish is at the entrance to Courtmacsherry Pier. When entering Courtmacsherry from the Timoleague side the community hall is the first building on the left hand side. We will have prizes for men and women categories, we have EUR100 for 1st place, EUR50 for 2nd and EUR30 for 3rd.
Race Details: From Courtmacsherry to Timoleague and back. The race will be starting at 5pm leaving from Courtmacsherry Community Hall. Registration is EUR10.00 and all proceeds go to the Niall Mellon Fund. Following the race we will have the prize giving, live street entertainment and a BBQ on the pier.

Note that while the organisers have done their best to make sure that the course is as accurate as possible, it has not been measured with a Jones counter. They hope to have this done for next years event. So while your time should be reasonably accurate, just don't count it as your PB! ;o)
Other events this weekend....
Just in case you can't make the run in Courtmacsherry, there are other events elsewhere in Munster this weekend. On Friday evening, there is the Dromana 5 mile in West Waterford. On Saturday morning, there is a big 10k race in Ennis in Co.Clare and at 1pm, there is a mountain race on the Galtees in SE Limerick. More information on these events can be found on the Running in Munster blog.
BHAA Results...
The results of the Grandons 5 mile have now been mailed out to registered runners. They are not on the Cork BHAA website yet. If you are an un-registered runner and you did the Grandons race in mid June, I have put the results up so you look at them. Click HERE.

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