Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Charity Trail Race - Corrin Hill, Fermoy - Tues 10th Aug 2010

Monday, August 09, 2010

Charity Trail Race - Corrin Hill, Fermoy - Tues 10th Aug 2010

This charity trail race takes place in the woods at Corrin Hill just outside Fermoy on Tuesday, the 10th of August at 7:15pm. The entry fee is €10 with all money raised going towards Down Syndrome Ireland.

The race is around 6 kms in length and is on the forest roads in the woods. The surface is reasonable to run on although I'd be inclined to wear perhaps an older pair of runners rather than your best pair. It should be dry underfoot so getting wet shouldn't be an issue.

It is however different from your normal type of race. There is a steep pull all of the way from the start to the cross on the summit. It's not an easy event but if you like a bit of a challenge, then it's worth a go. After all, it's only 6 kms and it's in aid of a good cause.

See below for more info from the organisers....

The race will be just under 6km and will be on nice forest roads (no rough stuff to hurt the ankles).
The route will be clearly marked. It starts gradually dropping down from the car park along the section of forest alongside the old N8 before climbing gradually up to the Cross and then dropping down to the finish.

A few in Cork Orienteering Club (Danny O'Hare , Fiona O'Riordan & Brian Flannelly) are taking Part in the Tour de Munster charity cycle. The Cycle is in Aid of Down Syndrome Ireland this Year. We are organising this trail race as part of their fundraising for that charity. The event is registered with Coillte & the Irish Orienteering Association.

Race timing will be provided and the results will be published on the CorkO website.
We will have a BBQ afterwards (A burger for all entrants ).
We will also have some spot prizes for finishers.

Race start time is 7.15pm (please turn up by 6.45pm to register)

Cost of entry is €10 all entry money will go to the charity.

Everyone welcome runners of all sorts. Please bring your friends. Email if you're bringing a large group.

Directions from Cork city:
Take the N8 Dublin road northbound out of Cork city.
If you wish to avoid the toll, take the Watergrasshill slip road off the dual
carriageway, then follow the signposts for Fermoy along the R639. Pass through
Rathcormac. The turn for 
Corrin is on the Rathcormac-Fermoy road, about 1km
North of the Cork Mart Roundabout, follows signs for Fermoy Golf Club.

Alternatively, if you wish to pay the toll and carry on to the M8 motorway, exit
the motorway at the Fermoy exit (adjacent to 
Corrin) and turn back south along
the R639 to reach the access road and the right tun for 

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