Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Race notice...Mallow 10 mile race - Mon 19th March 2012

Monday, January 23, 2012

Race notice...Mallow 10 mile race - Mon 19th March 2012

With entries to the Ballycotton '10' and the Dungarvan '10' now closed, the next big ten mile race in Munster after that is the Mallow 10 mile road race on Monday, the 19th of March 2012 at 12:30pm.

Sponsored by Kostal Ireland and organised by Mallow AC, this race attracted 750 runners last year and they hope to get closer to the 1,000 mark this year. Located in north Cork, Mallow is within easy reach of runners in all of the counties in Munster.

If you are living say closer to Dublin, Mallow isn't the long slow trip that it would have been before. It's now motorway all the way to Mitchelstown and you then turn off for Mallow. The Mallow '10' is a reasonably fast 10 mile course with a wide start so if you are looking a fast time, this is as good as they come....for Ireland anyway! ;o)

Entries.......It costs just €15 to pre-enter this race. When you consider that includes a Dry-Fit top for the first 1,000 entrants, it's excellent value. It will cost €20 to enter on the day. For all that, they have an accurately measured 10 mile course, chip timing and a €3,000 prize fund with prizes in all the usual categories.

You can enter online HERE or you can find the entry form HERE and post your entry in

Anyone who entered for the cancelled race last year (Jan 2011) and who could not make the rescheduled race (Mar 2011) is entitled to free entry for this year. The organisers have already e-mailed those people but they asked me to remind them of the offer. To avail of it, they need to e-mail the organisers and let them know of any changes to their details from last year… (Club, email address, etc)

Dungarvan...Sun 29th Jan 2012...This race is on next Sunday and Mallow AC will be taking entries for the Mallow '10' race at it. If you are going to Dungarvan, then this is an easy way to enter the Mallow '10'. Mallow AC will have an entry desk in the main sports hall so get there early if you are going to use this option. To save a bit of time, print out the entry form...fill it in and just turn up next Sunday with €15 and you're in.

Munster Ten Mile Series.....The Mallow '10' is also the third race in the John Buckley Sports Munster Ten-Mile Spring Classics Series. The others are the Ballycotton '10', Dungarvan '10' and Kilnaboy '10'.

The Mallow AC website can be seen HERE


Anonymous said...

Bank Holiday Monday is an interesting day for the race - I suppose there is a degree of eventcongestion. Anyway I've enjoyed the Mallow 10 for the last few years. It's very reasonably priced with a nice atmosphere and a flat course. Looking forward ti it again this year....Paul B.

Finbar Kingston said...

Unfortunately I didn't make it into the Ballycotton 10,but this is something to really look forward to close after.

Anonymous said...

you can't fault mallow ten


shaneacie said...

cant make this year due to an injury , but there is a great atmosphere on race day and the course is flat so there is PB possibility.

Anonymous said...

Any news on the 4th run in the Spring 10 Mile series ??? I see a date of April 8th ( Easter Sunday !!! ).