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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Events on New Years Day...Fri 1st Jan 2010
With all of the local races getting cancelled due to the recent cold snap, some of you must be suffering from 'cabin fever' at this stage ;o)

Well, if you are brave enough to venture out into the cold then you have a choice of 2 events next in Cork and one in Kerry.

Every year, Mallow AC organise a GOAL Mile event in Doneraile Park on Christmas Day. As expected, it had to be cancelled on the day due to ice on the local roads in the area. However, they are now holding it next Friday instead. The event starts at 10am and finishes at 12 noon so you can turn up at any stage between those times. It's up to you whether to race the mile or just jog it. On a sunny day, Doneraile Park is a lovely spot and between warming up, running the mile and warming down, it will make for a good run on the day.

If you are not sure of where it is then follow these directions.....from Mallow, stay on the Limerick road until you get to New Two Pot House. Turn off right here and take the R581 for Doneraile. Once you get there, just drive slowly through the town and you'll see the entrance on the right.

Elsewhere, there is the annual 10 km road race in Beaufort to the west of Killarney in Kerry. More details on the Running in Munster website.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Be very careful driving to Doneraile. The roads off the Mallow road are covered in sheets of ice. Especially the big hill on the way in. I ended up sideways on the road on Sunday. I wouldn't go near the place if the weather is as forecast. The ice is in a shaded area and the rest of the road is perfect. You could hit it at 50mph easily as the rest of the road seems fine before it.