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Sunday, November 08, 2009

Results of the Lisgoold 5 km road race...Sun 8th Nov 2009
This new 5 km road race in Lisgoold in East Cork took place in ideal conditions with blue skies and some nice winter sunshine. By all accounts, the start was a 'bit' tough but they still got around 125 runners which for a first outing was excellent.

Race report by Donal O'Donoghue...
"The Lisgoold 5k went ahead in excellent conditions. 9-11C, Sunny, slight cool breeze. With the clear skies, you could see for miles over the East Cork countryside.Did somebody mention a hill at the start? It seemed more like a mountain! The start line was on an uphill section, before the Church, on the road signposted Leamlara.The first mile was very tough uphill. Some people even falling back to walking pace for a while, and still I couldn't catch up with them.

The road was not closed to traffic, but was exceptionally quiet. There were plenty of traffic marshalls in yellow jackets at junctions and bad bends with mile markers at each mile. The finish was a decent downhill stretch, with many flying finishes. Big Seiko clock there too. 125 ran altogether. Everybody received a bottle of Gatorade at the end, and there was all-you-could-eat in terms of sandwichs, biscuits, cream cakes, swiss-roll, teas, coffees, at the Lisgoold Community Centre.

Overall a good race, but perhaps just a little bit steep at EUR 10 for 5k"......Donal O'Donoghue

Results........the race results are now available HERE.
Photos.........there is a slideshow of 45 photos taken by Denis Kelleher HERE.


Anonymous said...

Well done to Lisgoold GAA on an excellent event.It was one of the most enjoyable races of the year.The stewarts were plentyful,with support all way around on what is a challenging but interesting course.The food afterwards was superb.Well done to everyone involved and heres hoping that it will become an annual event on the East Cork calender
Danny Mc Carthy
Midleton AC

Anonymous said...

Excellent setting for a race, so nice to get out of city and run a race at this time of year. Found the course very tough, as I hate running down very steep hills almost as much as i hate running up them! But I think it's the only option for a course in that area anyway and the scenery was great! Stewarding was good and catering was excellent afterwards. Well done Lisgoold GAA.