Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Preview of the Route to Crook 5 mile road race - Sun 8th Aug 2010

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Preview of the Route to Crook 5 mile road race - Sun 8th Aug 2010

This 5 mile road race starts in Goleen at 4pm on Sunday, the 8th of August. The route goes from Goleen to Crookhaven along the coast road which no doubt would be a stunning route if the weather is fine. The entry fee is €8 and you can enter at the Goleen Community Centre between 2pm and 3:30pm.

Getting there........If you are coming from Cork city, then it's a long way down. It's about 120 kms and the drive will take approx 2h 05m. If you are west of the city then it's obviously less. 

Changes this year.....The big change this year is the earlier start at 4pm. In previous years, the 7pm start was very late for anyone travelling back up to Cork City when after race refreshments and prizegiving are taken into account. The earlier start should help to attract runners from further afield.

Kids race.....In the earlier years of this race, the kids used to run at the front causing an obstruction with the risk of someone falling. They now have their own race with an U16 race over 2.5 miles starting at 3pm.


Anonymous said...

The fruit was really lovely after the race. Everything else was lovely too but the fruit was particularly appreciated.

Sheila Kiely said...

Weather was fantastic for this year's 'Route to Crook" and the organisation as usual was very good. Superb refreshments gratefully appreciated afterwards.