Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Race Notice...Killarney Half-Marathon, Maxi-Marathon and 10k races - Sat 14th July 2012

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Race Notice...Killarney Half-Marathon, Maxi-Marathon and 10k races - Sat 14th July 2012

There has been a major change to the usual 15 mile Maxi-Marathon in Killarney this year in that it now includes a Half-Marathon which is bound to prove popular as well as a 10k.

Date: Saturday 14th July 2012

The 15 mile Maxi-Marathon and the 13.1 mile Half-Marathon will start at 8:00am near Moll's Gap on the Kenmare road. The shorter 10k race will start near Muckross House in the park at 8:30am.

Entry for each race includes a technical running top.

Registration closes on Monday 2nd July 2012. A registration pack will be sent out in the post 1 week before the race.

Maxi/Half Course description.......The race starts at about 800 feet above sea level near Moll's Gap. Initially it's flat but as you approach the Gap itself, the road starts to drop and you have a stunning view across to the Macgillycuddy's Reeks and the highest mountains in Ireland.

From here the road continues to drop as you run with lakes and mountains as a backdrop for the race..... Past Lady's View......Looking down on the Upper Lakes......and eventually you turn off into Killarney National Park and on to the finishing line near Muckross House...

The video clip below gives a feel for what the course looks like...

More info on the Run Killarney Website


rom said...

I was going to knock the price but closing the road ain't cheap. It defo the best idea. Would love to do it.

Anonymous said...

Would this be an easy first half marathon if mainly downhill?

Anonymous said...

was going to do it but cost and the early start (8 am - buses leave at 6.45 to get u start) is offputting

John Desmond said...

Even though a lot of it is downhill, it's still 13.1 miles. If you have done up to say 10 miles in training then you should be fine on the day.

John Desmond said...

While the buses leave at 6:45am, it's really only a case of going to bed early and getting up early. I did this last year and left Cork around 5:30am. It's no big deal.

The road from Moll's Gap to Killarney is closed for the race and it's the only time of the year that you can actually run on this section of road. Normally, it would be way too dangerous.

Aidan said...

Is running this much down hill tougher than flat? I know that on some steep sections that I jog, staying under control can take it out of you, I wouldn't fancy 13-15m of that!

Or is it a case that it's gently enough that you can push on?

If it's all down hill do people recognise PB's on this course?

Anonymous said...

Is it possible to still enter the 10k?