Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Preview of the Lisgoold 5 km road race - Sun 7th Nov 2010

Friday, November 05, 2010

Preview of the Lisgoold 5 km road race - Sun 7th Nov 2010

This will be the 2nd running of this event and there are a few changes this year. Last year, the race route started up a huge hill which made it very tough, especially when you consider the race is only 5 kms long. This year, they have a new flatter route. The race entry fee was supposed tobe €10 but considering that they have had problems with the t-shirts, the fee is now €7 with no T-shirt.

The race starts at 11am.

Getting there............Basically, it's a few miles north of Midleton. If you are coming from Cork City, take the N25 East and take the turn-off for Midleton. Almost immediately, you'll come accross the new road junction. Take a left here and bypass the town. You'll come out on another wide road junction. Take the left here and you are now on the R626 heading North for Lisgoold, Ballincurrig and Rathcormack. Look for the Community Centre when you get there.

More details from the organisers....
Due to logistical reasons unfortunately we have had to drop the t-shirts advertised this year, The entry fee has been reduced to 7 euro to reflect this.

The new course this year is an out and back course. the race starts about 400m from the village and proceeds north to the village of Ballincurrig. The course takes a right at the crossroads in Ballincurrig and proceeds for about 1/2 mile from the village. The turn around point is here. The course will finish as per last year at the community centre.

Changing facilities and showers are available at the club gaa changing rooms. Refreshments will be served after the event and hopefully the results will be processed a bit quicker this year.


Anonymous said...

You have advertised that the race is on Sun 14th Nov 2010 but on the Race Calendar it is Sun 07th Nov 2010.

Anonymous said...

Hi John,
This event came up for discussion at the Cork County Board meeting on Wednesday night. It does not have a race Permit from Athletics Ireland. It did not have one last year and despite the best efforts of the Board we have failed to gain the co-operation of Ligoold GAA in acquiring a Permit.

We are asking all Athletics Ireland registered athletes not to participate in this event and most clubs have been emailed to this effect.

If athletes do decide to run, we would ask that they do not wear club colours and do not register for the event under the name of an Athletics Ireland club.

Midleton Athletic Club have a notice to this effect on their website


Tony Kelleher
Cork County Athletics Board
Mob: 086-1660441

Anonymous said...

I run with a club (not stating with whom that is) but i think people should not be discouraged from running it just because of a permit, which in the end of the day, is probably just to supply the county board with money. I'm looking forward to running Sunday regardless of what my club thinks, I run for the benefit of myself, not because of what others advise me to do. If my club had a problem with me running the race, its a sad state of affairs. It's time for people to do their own thing and stop being influenced by others opinions.