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Saturday, December 12, 2009

Calendar of Cork BHAA events for 2010....
The final list of Cork BHAA races for 2010 has just been finalised.

The full list is published below but as far as I can see, here are the changes...

1) On the 7th of March, there will be a new 4 mile road race sponsored by Janssen in Little Island. I presume they will be using the same circuit as the very popular FMC race in January?.....or will it be something new? Either way, considering how close it is to Cork City, it's sure to attract a big crowd.

2) The 5 mile road race which was sponsored last year by Harvey Norman will now be on at the end of May, just before the Cork Marathon rather than just after it.

3) The IPS/Garda 5 km race in Ringaskiddy will now be held in July rather than in May although the date for this race has to be finalised.

4) It's sad to see the loss of the Stryker 4 mile race in Carrigtwohill next year. This was always a popular race along a reasonably quiet route to the North of the town. Possibly the best feature of this race was that it was so close to Cork City. All you had to do was drive a few minutes east from the Jack Lynch tunnel and you were there. Considering how busy the local roads are near Cork, it's dificult for race organisers to find suitable routes like this one.

5) A new race!! It's great to see the inclusion of a brand new 5 km race in Macroom. I know there used to be some race before in Macroom but that was a long long time ago, probably sometime back in the 1980's? There is a distinct lack of road races in the west of the county and any new event is welcome news. If you live near Cork City or East Cork then you have a huge selection of local races to choose from. For anyone living in West Cork, they have to travel long distances to get to any event. Hopefully racess like this might encourage more people to take up the sport in the region. It might be also worth pointing out that since Macroom is roughly half way to Killarney, this race should be of interest to anyone living in the Kingdom as well. There could be a lot of people at this one!

6) And finally, the Inniscarra race which was posponed in 2009 is down again for late November 2010 (...subject to the ESB deciding whether to flood the city or not)

So that's it....20 events compared to the 19 in 2009. The full list is below...

Cork Bhaa 2010...List of Events

Date Distance Venue Contact
Sunday Morning Races @ 11am
Jan 24th FMC 4 miles Little Island Kevin Cummins 4292509
Feb 14th Cross Country Beaumount Park Blackrock 087-9790806
Feb 21st ESB 5k Blackrock Tim Murray 086-1091782
March 7th Janssen 4 miles Little Island Mark Murphy 086-1713786
April 11th UCC 10K Mardyke Aine Murphy 087-6231016
Evening Races @ 8pm
April 26th Stride by the Tide 4 miles Redbarn Noel Curtin024-95483
May 12th Pfizers 6 miles Ringaskiddy Kevin O Driscoll 4328253
May 31st 5 miles Glanmire John Egan 4821134
June 7th Cork City Marathon 9am start
June 15th John Buckley Sports 5k Marina John Buckley 4508830
July 1st A.I.B. Macroom 5K Fiona Kingston 087-9031141
July 7th EMC 5K Ovens Seamus Casey 4281845

July 14th??? IPS/GARDA 5K Marina Mick Dooley 087-9790806 (Subject to change)
Aug 4th Novartis 5K Ringaskiddy Michael Murphy 4862004
Evening Races @7-30pm
Aug 18th Army/Navy 5 miles Naval Base Willie O Riordan 4514117
Sept 1st PTAA 5K Togher Seamus Casey 4885655
Sunday Morning Races @ 11am
Oct 3rd Sports Supplies Cork To Cobh 15 (Not 11am!!) Kevin Cummins 4292509
Oct 31st HSE 4 miles Marina Michael Murphy 4923429
Nov 21st 4 miles Classic Inniscarra Maire Ni Chuinnean 7332124
Dec 12th Cork Simon 4 miles Marina Kevin Cummins 4292509

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