Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Preview of the Churchtown South 5 Mile Road Race - Thurs 22nd July 2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Preview of the Churchtown South 5 Mile Road Race - Thurs 22nd July 2010

This is the 3rd race of 4 in the Ballycotton Summer Series and is sure to attract a very large crowd.

Directions...If you are new to the local race scene, try the following route. From Cork, take the usual route to Ballycotton (R629...shown above in Yellow). When you get to the centre of Cloyne, the main road takes a 90 degree left. You need to take the turn off which is straight ahead past the old round tower. Just stay on this road (...shown above in Orange), follow the signposts for Ballycotton and you will end up in Churchtown South. Once you get there, follow the stewards instructions regarding parking.

Entries...The event centre for this race is the small community hall which is located next to the road junction on the Cloyne side of the village.

More info from the organisers.......
Ballycotton Summer Road Race Series 2010

Churchtown South ‘5’ - Thursday 22 July 2010. 8:00pm 

All those who ran the first two races in the Summer Series (Ballyandreen and Shanagarry) are automatically entered for the Churchtown South ‘5’. Numbers are listed on website in alphabetical order. The race number denotes over position in the Series – men from 1 to 256 and women from 301 (first overall) to 391.  
On the night, there will be two queues – one for those with numbers from 1 to 200, the other for people with numbers over 200. It would help greatly if you would note your number, join the correct queue and ask for the number at the entry desk.  
A list of the names and numbers will also be displayed outside and inside the hall. Also, it saves a lot of time if you have the correct entry fee (which is again just €5) at the ready. 

Runners who have not run both races (non-Series) can enter in the normal way at a separate table (fee again €5). 
The race starts at 8pm and people are requested to arrive early in view of the large numbers expected and due to parking facilities being some distance away from the race headquarters.    

For anyone who did the first two races, you can find you overall time and placing HERE.

Course...It is roughly 2 laps of a 2.5 mile course. When you run the course, you would think that it should be a fast course as there seem to be very few hills. However, while there are no obvious steep hills like Ballyandreen or Shanagarry, there are some long drags in it which have the same net effect. For my money, it is as tough a course as either of the first two in the series.

If you want to have a look at the course or see where Churchtown South is, click on the following link....

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