Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Reminder...Mealagh Valley 10 mile road race & 5k fun run - Sun 9th Feb 2014

Friday, February 07, 2014

Reminder...Mealagh Valley 10 mile road race & 5k fun run - Sun 9th Feb 2014

Just a reminder that this 10 mile road race is coming up near Bantry next Sunday.

Here is some info from Geraldine O'Sullivan of Bantry AC, one of the organisers of the race...
A 10 miler with a difference,challenging hilly course set in the beautiful Mealagh Valley in West Cork. Located a few miles outside of Bantry in a quiet scenic rural area. A place where old Irish hospitality still remains....a cead mile failte that has to be experienced to be believed.
A course not for the fainthearted....BUT once you've completed the ordeal and drawn your breath you may well decide to come back the following year to try to beat your time! Which seems to be the attraction of Mealagh Valley Ring .
Some fast downhills but then you have the uphills.....some are beasts ..but some nice flat sections in first half where you have lovely views across the valley...and into second half you are running opposite side which has ups and downs....described as a rollercoaster ride!!!
Running the Mealagh is not about personal best times but it's a really good challenge, surprises around every corner.
An experience worth trying once at least!
Renowned for it's post race gathering....a feast for all...banter and stories of the day.

More info on the event in this earlier post.


Anonymous said...

sat. race going ahead,weather forecast looking looking dodgy

John Desmond said...

I asked one of the organisers and there has been no talk about cancellation.

Rose, Bantry AC. said...

The buns are baked in the Mealagh so we're going ahead rain or shine.