Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Race notice for the GR8KM in Mitchelstown - Fri 5th August

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Race notice for the GR8KM in Mitchelstown - Fri 5th August

This is a notice for a race coming up on Friday, the 5th of August. The GR8KM as the name suggests is an 8 km road race on the roads around Mitchelstown. As the 5th race in the Ballyhoura Active series, it is likely to attract runners from N Cork, Limerick and Tipperary.

With the M8 motorway, Mitchelstown is now only 50 kms or a 35-40 minute drive from Cork City so it's an option for city based runners as well.

The race is organised by Galtee Runners which is a relatively new club and who have really helped to promote running in this general area. The race last year got some great reports so it is one well worth supporting this year again.

1 comment:

Plodder said...

A great road run for people of all abilities, Starts off nice and level for the first 1/4 mile till you turn the corner at the end of the town. There is a very slight pull through the main street and then you turn left up Tesco Hill. Once you have climbed this, its a nice drop down hill till you hit a very pleasant level country road. Just past the half way mark you turn left again to a nice steady downhill section again. From there on its a very level run in to the finish line.
If you pace yourself right from the start, some very good times can be achieved on this race. Plenty of water stops and loads of after race goodies in the local VEC. This race is as tough or as easy as you make it. Very enjoyable for ME I must say.
Aaron the "Plodder"