Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Race notice...Cork Half-Marathon in Blarney - Sun 9th Sep 2012

Monday, August 13, 2012

Race notice...Cork Half-Marathon in Blarney - Sun 9th Sep 2012

This is a race notice for the Cork Half-Marathon coming up on Sunday, the 9th of Sept 2012 at 11am. This race starts and finishes in Blarney just to the west of Cork City. This year however the course has been modified and the hilly section near Grenagh has been removed. As a result, it promises to be a much faster course.

The race is organised by St.Finbarrs AC, one of the main running clubs in Cork City and this is their flagship event of the year. There will also be pacers available for those trying for 1:30, 1:45 and 2 hours. As with most big races, they will be using chip timing (bib).

The race also incorporates the Cork County and Munster Half-Marathon Championships.

The race sponsor is John Buckley Sports, one of the main sports shops in Cork for running shoes and other running related gear.

The Half-Marathon costs €20 to enter before Saturday, the 1st of September. You can enter by the following means...

Online (€20.90)..........You can enter online HERE

By Post........You will find an entry form HERE in PDF format.

Make cheques payable to St.Finbarrs AC. Post the entries to John Buckley Sports, Mulgrave Road, Cork.

Direct.......Probably the easiest and cheapest option if you are in the city is just to call into John Buckley Sports, fill out a form and enter.

You can find John Buckley Sports across the river from the Cork Opera House and his opening hours are Mon-Fri 9.30am – 5.30pm – late opening Friday until 7.00 – closed Sundays.

They also have a website at

20% Off Voucher.........Note also that all runners that enter will get a 20% off voucher for the John Buckley Sports store. If you use the voucher to buy something like a good pair of running shoes which could easily cost €100, then essentially you will have entered the race for free. Obviously, the more you spend, the more you save.

Late entries.........If for some reason you miss the early closing date, you can also enter on the day of the race......cost €25.

 Full race preview and more details closer to the race date.


Anonymous said...

Is entry to the Munster Half-Marathon Championships included in the €20 entry fee and is it ok to enter teams on the day of the race. Thanks.

John Desmond said...

Last year there was no separate entry (or fee) into the Munster Championship – It may well be the same this year? You can enter a team on the day.

Anonymous said...

Whats the story with race numbers do you know? Is it collection on the morning when preenter online?

John Desmond said...

The race numbers will be posted out on Tuesday for anyone who pre-entered online or in John Buckley Sports.