Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Upcoming race...Dunmanway 10k - Sun 16th June 2013

Friday, June 14, 2013

Upcoming race...Dunmanway 10k - Sun 16th June 2013

This will be the fourth year of this 10km road race in Dunmanway in West Cork. Last year, they had over 400 entries for this race which was an impressive turnout. Organised by local club Doheny AC, the 10k course has been accuratedly measured by Jones Counter and has an AAI licence.

The race starts at 11am.

Entries...You can pre-enter for €10 by going to the race website HERE

They will be taking online entries until noon Saturday. You can enter on the day for €12.

Directions......Dunmanway is on the R586 Bandon to Bantry road and about 45 minutes from Cork City. 
Once you enter Dunmanway itself, you should look for the relief road to the south of the town. See the map and directions underneath...

Once you get to the town then you have to find the GAA hall which will be used as the race venue....

As you drive through the town, you will pass a Topaz station on your left. Take the next left (see pic above...left). This relief road will take you to the south side of the town and you will come out at a t-junction (see pic above...right). Take a left here.

After 300 metres, you'll cross a bridge, you'll see the Parkway Hotel on your left and the road junction ahead. Take the right here and the GAA hall is just up this road. There should be plenty of direction markers out on the day so you'll find it ok.

-First 5 Male & Female finishers
-Male & Female Course Record
-First 2 Male & Female in the  usual veteran categories
-First Male & Female Junior finishers
-First wheelchair athlete
-First local male & female novice finishers

Male & Female Course Record....: Alan O'Shea (2011) - 32:34, Angela McCann (2012) - 38:05

Course Preview.......A full preview of the course can be seen HERE

Overall......A nice scenic course. Wide roads at the start to allow the field to thin out, quiet country roads after that. While there are a few climbs, there is nothing too long. It's a well organised race that was voted the best 10k road race in Cork for 2011 & 2012  and for good reason. As it's within a 45 min drive of Cork City and there is a large catchment of runners in the West Cork region, it's bound to attract a good crowd again.


Anonymous said...

Great to see that there is pacers for this 10k race, most might think it is too short of a distance to use pacers, but i think every race from 5 miles upwards would be benefical to have them to help new runners or runners who are just sick of going out too quick and ending up struggling after a few miles, well done to the organisers for having them this year.

Anonymous said...

Totally agree about pacers - just getting into running these type events and they are a great guide for the inexperienced runner

Anonymous said...

When are results expected to be available ?

Anonymous said...

When will results be available ?

Well done to organisers, kept spirits up in face of terrible weather.