Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Looking ahead to the road races next weekend...Sat 17th to Mon 19th March 2012

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Looking ahead to the road races next weekend...Sat 17th to Mon 19th March 2012

You know the joke about waiting for a bus and then two come along together. It's a bit like that this weekend when there will be four races in Cork in just three days. The main event is of course the 10 mile race in Mallow on Monday which is likely to attract 1,000 or so entrants. For anyone looking for a shorter distance event, you can choose from the following...

Sat 17th March...
1) Run West Cork 10k........For those of you in west Cork, there is a 10k race in Ballydehob to the west of Skibbereen. This race starts at 11am and you can see more details in an earlier post.

2) Ballinhassig 4 mile.........Closer and just to the south-west of Cork city, there is a 4 mile race in Ballinhassig at 11am. Organised by Rising Sun Athletic Club, this is the one that may well struggle to get the numbers with so many other races on. If you're thinking of just one short race this weekend then you might consider this one. Rising Sun AC are a small club and every person that they get helps make the race viable financially. It costs €8 to enter and there are the usual refreshments available afterwards.

Sun 18th March.......The Cork BHAA have their Janssen 4 mile road race in Little Island at 11am. Entry is the usual €5 for registered runners and €8 for non-registered. Note that the start line is about 1 mile from the hall so give yourself plenty of time.

Monday 19th March....Mallow 10 of Thursday morning, they had 980 entries. Online entries for the Mallow '10' close on Thursday (15/3/12) at midnight. After that, you can still enter on the day for €20 and there is a dry-fit top for ALL entrants. More info in an earlier post. Full preview of the race on Friday.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A bit unfair to the Ballinhassig run there, its on paddys day morning so the weekend's run will be out of the way before the sport & festivities tomorrow night. Its the one I'll be doing anyway