Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Looking ahead to the Clonakilty Marathon...Sat 7th Dec 2013

Friday, December 06, 2013

Looking ahead to the Clonakilty Marathon...Sat 7th Dec 2013

The main event this weekend of course is the Clonakilty Waterfront Marathon, Half-Marathon and 10k in West Cork. This year, the event is back in the town itself which should make things a lot better in terms of parking, getting there and spectating.

The current weather forecast looks pretty ok. Met Eireann are predicting the following...."Saturday will be cloudy in many places; sunny breaks are most likely in the east and south. Most areas will stay dry". With a large high pressure system off the south coast then it looks as if the forecast is spot on. There certainly any large front passing over which might cause any problems. It will also certainly be the mildest Clonakilty Marathon ever. I have done all the previous ones and each day has been cold with the temperatures not too far above zero. This year, it may well be around 10 deg C, ideal conditions for a race.

Course Previews.....If you are doing the 10k race then you can see a preview of the course HERE. There is a preview of the Half-Marathon HERE. The full Marathon is HERE.

Pacers....This are the pace bands for the half and full...
Full...3h 30m, 3h 45m, 4h 00m, 4h 15m
Half...1h 30m, 1h 45m, 2h 00m, 2hr 15m

More from the organisers......
The famous Clonakilty Black pudding will have a stand for you when you cross the finish line as a well earned treat

Mios restaurant in Clonakilty are kindly supplying complimentary teas and coffees at finish line on Dec 7th for all walkers and runners to enjoy. Mios is also a great choice for pasta,steaks and salads for the weekend

Remember that Richy`s Restaurant & RCafe is kindly giving a free nourishing cup of soup for every participants that comes in with a well earned medal !

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