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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Pssst...pssst...pssst...Ballyco...pssst...pssst...pssst
Nooo!!! Surely it's way too early to even start thinking about the 'B' word let alone start talking about it???

All I'll say is Sunday, 8th of March 2009.

Comments.....
"When is Ballycotton 10 on?........Anonymous"
"I heard entries are already full and closed. Start preparing for 2010 :-) .......Derek"
"Derek, don't be scaremongering...you're like Joe Duffy who nearly caused a run on the Banks a few weeks ago....Entry forms are not even released yet so there's no need to panic. Not just yet anyway..Anonymous"
"Did anyone notice on the ballycotton site that the link for the info on the BC10 is mistyped and leads to a dead end ..http://www.balycottonrunning.com/ They left out an 'L' .. Is there something at odds ??? ....Anonymous"
"Entries are not already full and closed, everyone will have the oppurtunity to enter as soon as the details for entry are released.......John Dunphy "
"Ha Ha. Such is the appeal for this race, that people are stressing in October for a March 2009 race. There is about 20 weeks to go, so get training NOW!!! Normally the application forms come out in early December (usually Monday afternoon).If you send your form in on the Monday or Tuesday, then you should get in. If you print off the form and leave it on the kitchen table and hum and haw about it, and then post it on Friday you will NOT get in (unless you have done the ballycotton 5 series) Last year I think they had filled up on Wednesday morning. The entry instructions will be posted on this site, as well as the ballycotton one......Rich"
"Rich...that is assuming that the entry conditions are the same as last year! All will be revealed soon........John Desmond"
"Mmmm ........John - what do you know??? WHO do you know???? I do beleive that the method used in previous years worked well enough. It definitely focused the minds on the race. Getting in seemed to have some sort of prestige. The one thing I cannot figure out about Ballycotton, is why Nike dropped the sponsorship a few years ago. For them to provide 2000 finishers t-shirts and merchandise would not cost them very much. There was a captive audience of 2000 runners. I would have thought it was an advertisers dream. Maybe (and probably is) there is more to the story than them just dropping out cause they felt like it......Rich"

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

When is Ballycotton 10 on?

Derek said...

heard entries are already full and closed. Start preparing for 2010 :-)

JD said...

Entries are not already full and closed,everyone will have the oppurtunity to enter as soon as the details for entry are released.

John Dunphy

OB.1 said...

Did anyone notice on the ballycotton site that the link for the info on the BC10 is mistyped and leads to a dead end ..

http://www.balycottonrunning.com/

They left out an 'L' .. Is there something at odds ???

Anonymous said...

Derek, don't be scaremongering...........you're like Joe Duffy who nearly caused a run on the Banks a few weeks ago................Entry forms are not even released yet so there's no need to panic. Not just yet anyway..........

Rich said...

Ha Ha. Such is the appeal for this race, that people are stressing in October for a March 2009 race. There is about 20 weeks to go, so get training NOW!!!

Normally the application forms come out in early December (usually Monday afternoon).
If you send your form in on the Monday or Tuesday, then you should get in.
If you print off the form and leave it on the kitchen table and hum and haw about it, and then post it on Friday you will NOT get in
(unless you have done the ballycotton 5 series)
Last year I think they had filled up on Wednesday morning.

The entry instructions will be posted on this site, as well as the ballycotton one.

Rich said...

Mmmm John - what do you know???
WHO do you know????

I do beleive that the method used in previous years worked well enough. It definitely focused the minds on the race. Getting in seemed to have some sort of prestige.
The one thing I cannot figure out about Ballycotton, is why Nike dropped the sponsorship a few years ago. For them to provide 2000 finishers t-shirts and merchandise would not cost them very much. There was a captive audience of 2000 runners. I would have thought it was an advertisers dream.
Maybe (and probably is) there is more to the story than them just dropping out cause they felt like it.