Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Preview of the East Cork Road Championships...Thurs 28th Apr 2010

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Preview of the East Cork Road Championships...Thurs 28th Apr 2010

Normally Championship races are confined to members of athletic clubs only. This one however is open to anyone who wishes to take part. The numbers taking part are usually small and the entry fee is usually very modest.

East Cork Road Championships........
Directions.........Take the N25 to Midleton and on the main street, take the turn off left (R627....This is signposted "Dungourney 10 ; Tallow 26"). After 9 kms, you reach Dungourney and keep going towards Tallow. Later you will pass Leahy's Open Farm and then you need to take a left at the next crossroads. This is signposted "Ballynoe 5 ; Conna 9". From there, it's a straight 5km run into Ballynoe. If you're coming from Fermoy direction, you most likely need to go via Conna. Note that Ballynoe is a fair distance from Midleton so plan your journey, and allow plenty of time to get there.

Registration...........Registration, changing, refreshments and results are at the "Ballynoe Community Centre".This is at the north end of the village, opposite the Church.

There are two events......1) The Ladies’ 2000m (7:30pm) and 2) The Men's 5 mile race (8pm).

Info from the organisers....The East Cork Road Championships are on in Ballynoe on this Thursday 28th - the ladies race at 7.30pm 2K and mens race over 5 miles at 8pm.  There is a really tough hill which the men meet 4 times as it is a 4 lap course.  Team and individual medals to be won in both races.  Entry is normally low although outside runners do sometimes participate.  Medals obviously confined to runners from East Cork region.

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