Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Ballyhoura ACTIVE Summer Series...June-Sept 2012

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Ballyhoura ACTIVE Summer Series...June-Sept 2012

Launch of Ballyhoura Active Summer Series...L-R: Fergal Somers, Manager Ballyhoura Fáilte, Michael O’Herlihy, North Cork AC, Gemma Crowley, Cork Sports Partnership, Sonia O’Sullivan, Special Guest, Michael Crowley, Cork LSP, Sinead O’Riordan, Ballyhoura Failte.

Former Irish Olympian Sonia O’Sullivan was on hand recently to launch the 2012 Ballyhoura ACTIVE Summer Series. The series which is supported by the Cork Sports Partnership has been a huge success in previous years and this year it promises to be bigger then ever.  The aim of the series is to promote physical activity and  tourism in the Ballyhoura Region, while, at the same time,
hoping that the events will be a positive social occasions for local communities.

This year there will be 11 events running from June to  September, in towns across North Cork and East Limerick. Entry fees for the individual events will vary between €5 and €12. Participants who complete 7 of the 11 events will receive  a high quality technical t-shirt as an incentive to participate in as many of the events as possible. Tea, sandwiches and  refreshments will be provided after each event, followed by the presentation of the prizes.

Provisional List of Events are as follows:
1) Friday 1st June 8pm  – Doneraile Park (Dan Byrne Memorial 5km Trail Race – Mallow AC)
2) Friday 15th June 8pm  – Bilboa (Ger Mullane Memorial 10k – Bilboa AC)
3) Sat 23rd June 7pm  – Pallasgreen (Eddie Murphy Memorial 5 mile)
4) Friday 29th June 7:30pm  – Kilfinane (Festival 5mile Road Race – Kilfinane AC)
5) Monday 9th July 8pm  – Dromcollogher (Festival 4mile Road Race – West Limerick AC)
6) Friday 13th July 8pm  – Kilworth (Army Camp 5mile Road Race – Grange Fermoy AC)
7) Friday 20th July 8pm  – Kilteely (Festival 5mile Road Race – Kilteely AC)
8) Friday 3th August 8pm  – Kilmeedy (5mile Road Race – West Limerick AC)
9) Friday 10th August 7:30pm  – Mitchelstown (GR8KM Road Race Mitchelstown – Galtee Runners AC)
10) Friday 31st Aug 7pm  – Liscarroll (Tom Fitzpatrick Memorial 10km Road Race – Liscarroll AC)
11) Sunday 23rd Sept 10am  – Charleville (International Half-Marathon – North Cork AC)


MicHyDathlete said...

First race of the series in Doneraile Park has very similar feel to cheetah run

Anonymous said...

doesn't that park have a very tough hill across the way from the old house. walked the dogs there once. very hilly?

Anonymous said...

Congrats on organising such a large & varied series of races. There's something for everyone here, with distances up to half marathon, some hilly races, some flat ones. The "half" is the flattest & straightest course I've ever ran, no excuses for a slow time! I hope the series gets the support it deserves.

Anonymous said...

The Doneraile Park route does a few short climbs ..but does not include that hill you refer to opposite the House

Anonymous said...

Hi I've started running in the past 2 months but not with any club... can I just turn up on the evening to register?

John Desmond said...

You don't have to be a member of any club to take part in the vast majority of races.

Just turn up and enter on the day. The races are suitable for everyone, even the slowest of runners. As long as you can cover the required distance then you'll be fine.

Anonymous said...

Where can one see the routes? Trying to find the Kilmeedy route.

John Desmond said...

I'll be putting up some info about the Kilmeedy route on the Running in Munster site closer to the event.