Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Race notice...Bandon Half-Marathon and 10k - Sat 12th May 2012

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Race notice...Bandon Half-Marathon and 10k - Sat 12th May 2012

This Half-Marathon and 10k road race is coming up in the town of Bandon in West Cork on Saturday, the 12th of May 2012. The Half-Marathon will start at 9:30am while the 10k will start 45 minutes later at 10:15am.

Considering it's relatively close proximity to Cork City, it is likely to attract a good sized field. Bandon is just 20 miles (31 kms) to the south-west of Cork City which is roughly a 35 minute drive....

 Both race routes are on roads to the west of the town. There will be t-shirts for the first 100 in Half-Marathon and first 50 in the 10km. The races have AAI approval and will be chip timed over an officially measured course. Bandon Athletic Club are currently fund raising for the construction of an all weather running track in the town which would be of huge benefit to the West Cork community.

As an added incentive this year, the race committee is offering bonus prizes for the first person to break the course record in both events. Colin Merritt of Carrig na bhFear AC holds the men’s record for the half at 1.11.35. Bandon AC’s top female road runner, Carmel Crowley is the holder of the women’s record over the distance, 1.24.14. In the 10K, Chris Harrington from Leevale AC completed the 10k in a time of 34.08 with the women’s top time being 40.16 by Nollaig Hunter, also of Leevale AC. 

10k.....The entry fee is €15 until 10pm, Thursday the 10th of May.
Half-Marathon...The entry fee is €25 until 10pm, Thursday, the 10th of May.

You can also enter on the morning of the race between 7am and 9am (10k - €20, Half-Marathon - €30).

You can enter by post by downloading the entry form in PDF format HERE

You can enter online HERE

More information on the race on the race website... Preview here in the days just before the event.


Barry Callan said...

Ran the 10k last year nice route well organised and great atmosphere. Having a go off the half marathon this time. Its my first time over the distance but it is a convenent location a nd good value.

Anonymous said...

Hi Barry, can you tell me what the route is like? Is it fairly flat or is there many hills? Was thinking of doing the 10k. Cheers Marian