Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Race notice...Doneraile Park 5k - Fri 31st May 2013

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Race notice...Doneraile Park 5k - Fri 31st May 2013

This 5k race in Doneraile in North Cork is the 1st race of 7 in the Ballyhoura Cork Road Race Series. While it's described as a trail race, it is in reality mostly on narrow roads and paths within Doneraile Park. It would be wrong to think that it's some sort of cross country race or that you need to run through mud or long grass.

Doneraile is located just to the north-east of Mallow so access is very easy from the N20 Cork to Limerick road. If you are coming from say South Tipperary, then it's just off the N73 Mitchelstown to Mallow road.

As for Doneraile Park itself, it really is a lovely spot. It's basically an old country estate and is now a grassland park with some small forested areas. This race was voted the most popular 5k in Cork in 2012 and as you can see from the photos, it's not hard to see why. On a sunny evening, it's a superb spot for a race.

The race entry fee is just €5. More info in the preview just before the race.

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