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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Some news items...Sunday 26th of April 2009
1) Cork City Marathon.......Just a reminder that the cheap entries for the 2009 Cork City Marathon & Relay close on Thursday, the 30th of April. The current entry fee is €70 for the full Marathon and €100 for a relay team. After Thursday, the fees will increase to €80 and €110 until the final closing date on the 8th of May. For more details, visit the Cork City Marathon website.

2) Castlemartyr 4 Mile Road Race......there are now a set of 117 photos taken by Joe Murphy of Eagle AC available on the Eagle website. The full results are available here in an earlier post.

3) East Cork AC launch new website......East Cork AC have just launched their new website and has details about how East Cork AC members have been doing in the local races recently. One item of particular interest is a section on the East Cork winter 3k series with all of the results for each race over the last few years. (I especially like the section with the race details.......those excellent graphics look very familiar ;o)

The new website can be found at

4) Fota 4 Mile race.......This evening race isn't coming up until the end of May but Eagle AC members got a sneak preview of the course the rain!

The route is mostly along narrow roads within the park with a short section inside the hard shoulder on the main road outside. It is reasonably flat with a few gentle inclines although there is at least one sharp pull near the end.

As a run, it was unusual to say the least to have Wallabies jumping out of your way, to have Giraffes looking out of a shed to see what was going on and to pass a herd of Bison grazing. This is certainly going to be one of the more unusual fixtures in the 2009 race calendar.

The Fota Wildlife Park website can be found at

5) Marathon.......The London Marathon takes place today and no doubt there will be a few Cork runners present. Another not so well known Marathon on today is the Tresco Marathon (That's Tresco, not Tesco!!) in the Scilly Isles. Looks interesting ;o)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

2) These Castlemartyr pics are so good, you can even see some people wearing headphones !

3) Good grief, I hope, there's no suggestion of plagiarism here ?