Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Race notice...John Hartnett 10k road race, Ballyhooly - Sun 11th Aug 2013

Thursday, August 08, 2013

Race notice...John Hartnett 10k road race, Ballyhooly - Sun 11th Aug 2013

This 10k road race is coming up in Ballyhooly near Fermoy on Sunday, the 11th of August at 12:30pm.

Accurate course measured by Jones Counter
Athletics Ireland licence
10km flat fast course...marked at each km point.
Entry fee €10
Showers available at the GAA grounds.
Registration and Parking at GAA pitch, approx 200m from start line. Refreshments and presentation of prizes in the Community Hall after the race.

Ballyhooly is located just 9 kms west of Fermoy on the N72 road to Mallow. Considering that it's reasonably close to the M8 motorway and it's a fast 10k course, it might be of interest to people wishing to try for a personal best time.

Preview...A full preview of the course with maps, directions and photos can be seen HERE

John Hartnett.......
John Harnett is a former Irish International runner who held several Irish records back in the 1970's. He also represented Ireland at the 1972 Munich Games. He grew up near Ballyhooly and ran with Grange Fermoy AC before taking up a scholarship in the US with Villanova.

Notable races...
1970 : International Junior Cross Country Champion
1972 : Ran the 5,000 metres in a time of 13m 43.4s to set a new Irish record
1972 : Represented Ireland in the 5,000 metres in the Munich Olympic games
1973 : June - Ran the mile in a time of 3m 54.7s setting a new Irish record which at the time was faster than the British record!
1974 : Set a new Irish record for the 1,500 metres with a time of 3m 38.1s

John Hartnett currently resides in Marleton, New Jersey, USA.

1) Background on John Harnett's athletic career.....HERE
2) Unveiling of the John Harnett plaque in Ballyhooly in Sept 2008.......HERE

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