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Friday, May 14, 2010

Races coming up on Sunday, the 16th of May 2010.....
There are 4 races coming up on Sunday next and there really is something for everyone.

1) For the medium distance runners, there is the John Treacy 10 Mile Classic in Villierstown in West Waterford at 1pm. More info on the Running in Munster website.

2) If you are interested in the new summer Ballyhoura series, there is a 4 mile race in Kilfinane in South Limerick. With the new roads, this is only about 50 minutes from Cork city.

More info on the Running in Munster website

3) If you fancy something short and fast then there is the Rising Sun 1 mile race near Ballinhassig.
This is one of the more unusual races on the local race calendar in that it is only 1 mile in lenght and it is dead straight. As for the location, I would descibe as being in the middle of nowhere!! It's a really quiet area, very little traffic, good road surface and surrounded by fact, an ideal spot for a race! ;o) 

Probably the easiest way to get there from Cork is to take the main road for Kinsale over the Airport Hill. After Five Mile Bridge, take the 2nd right. Keep going straight and you'll get there.

All the registration, results, etc take place at the finishing line of the race. There is no venue available so entries will be taken at Jimmy Murray's car. The race is open to everyone and they will be giving out some prizes and some spots. The minimum entry fee is €5 and all entry fees go to the 
Lavanagh Centre. The race runs from east to west and there is an overall fall of ground from the start to the finish.

You sign on near the finish and run 1 mile up to the start point. The course is initially downhill and then flat. If you want to have a closer look or get your bearings, I have put the course up on the 
MapMyRun website.'s not a serious race but it can be interesting if you want to test yourself and see how fast you can run a mile in. In terms of fast courses, they don't get any better.

4) If you just want something casual, there is a 5 km fun run from Saleen to East Ferry just to the south of Midleton in East Cork.

Belarussian Orphange Project 5k Fun Run
Saleen village to East Ferry
Sunday 16th May
3pm sharp start (starting at Saleen Church)
Entry fee €5.........a bus will be available at finish line to bring people back to Saleen( €1 per person)
Any queries call Michele Roberts 087 9688096

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