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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Bay Run ’12 partners with Under Armour for finishers t-shirt

For those of you interested in doing the Bay Run Half-Marathon in west Cork on the 6th of May, here is some info about the type of the technical running top that they will be giving. The actual shirts will have their usual race designs and logos.

Bay Run 2012 has announced they will again partner with Under Armour for the official race t-shirt. The performance apparel brand will supply each runner with one of the best technical running products on the market for a second year. 

The first 500 female runners will receive the Under Armour Catalyst T-shirt. This product is made out of recycled plastic bottles and provides the fastest drying and ultimate performance product for running. It will keep you on track for a new PR on the 13.1 mile run in West Cork. The UA Catalyst T-shirt is sold for 26.00 Euro in store. 

All male runners will receive the new Under Armour Tech Short sleeve T-shirt. This lightweight fabric has a natural feel and is ultimate product for the runner that wants superior comfort. It has stretch fabrication and signature moisture transport system so you will be cooler and drier on race day.   The Tech T is sold for 20.00 Euro in store.

Finishers will also receive a medal and race packs with refreshments and the opportunity of a free massage. Bay Run ’12 will be chipped timed event with a mat at the start and finish line providing accurate times plus the opportunity to receive your time by text on finishing.

The Bay Run Half-Marathon between Glengarriff and Bantry in west Cork takes place on Sunday, the 6th of May 2012. More information in an earlier post.


rom said...

Last year they had split time at 1/2 ways also. Last years top is nice and very similar. However I find that because of all the writing/logo on it then its not a breathable as it should be. Don't wear it much as a result but that is just my option.

Anonymous said...

Only the first 500 female runners will get a T-shirt, yet ALL male runners will receive a T-shirt???

John Desmond said...

1) As for the designs......I guess that there will always be a trade off between the amount of writing/logo and how breathable it is. I know previous version of the Dublin Marathon tops had a lot of logos on them but they are still fine to run in.

2) Last year, they had ~1200 entries. If it's like most races then ~35 are women so in reality, the first 500 means that all women taking part will get this type of top. In most races, a generic type of top is given out and the 'small' for men is often too big for a lot of women. By having a dedicated running top for women, this should help keep everyone happy.