Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Next local race...Cork BHAA 'Pfizers' 6 Mile Road Race - Wed 11th May 2010

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Next local race...Cork BHAA 'Pfizers' 6 Mile Road Race - Wed 11th May 2010

This 6 mile race is one of the longest established road races in the Cork area. Considering that it is 6 miles, the numbers tend to be down on what you might expect for say a Cork BHAA 5 km race. Last year, they got a record 360 runners which was well up from 276 runners in 2009. (2009 = 215)

The registration point for this race is the Pfizers Sports Centre which is located near Ringaskiddy. From Cork, take the main road for the Car Ferry and Ringaskiddy. As you go through Shanbally, you will pass through a small roundabout. About 400 metres later, you'll see the first turn off to the left. Take this and there will be stewards there directing you towards the car park. The entry fee is €5 for registered runners and €8 for non-registered.

Fota Cheetah Race.......Just a reminder that Eagle AC will have a special entry desk where they will be taking pre-entries for the Cheetah 4 mile race in Fota Wildlife Park on Thursday 19th of May. Cost €10. Please note that entries to that race are limited to the first 800 and entry on the night may not be possible if the limit is reached. More details in an earlier post.

Overall...It's not the flattest of courses but there are no serious hills to worry about. If you have only done short races up to now, you'll have to pace yourself a bit to do the 6 miles comfortably.
In terms of refreshments afterwards, this one is amongst the best on the Cork BHAA calendar.
If you want to have a closer look at the course or get your directions, I have put the route up on the MapMyRun website.

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