Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Last update about the Mallow 10 mile road race...

Friday, March 21, 2014

Last update about the Mallow 10 mile road race...

The main race this weekend in Cork is of course the Mallow 10 mile road race on Sunday. Entries for this closed some time back and there are no entries on the day.

Race headquarters is at the Mallow Youth Centre. Please note that as the race numbers were already posted out, there is no need to go there before the race. The race itself starts at 12:30pm.

The thing to remember with the Mallow race is that there are 3 main points in the town that you will be using...
A.....This is the location of the Youth Centre. Changing, post race prizes, refreshments, etc will be here.

B......This is the START. It's about 1 mile from the Youth Centre so allow yourself time to get there.

C.....This is the FINISH. It's a short walk back to the Youth Centre.

Getting to the Youth Centre..........If you are coming from Cork City, then turn right at the main roundabout on the main N20 road and drive into the town. Keep going STRAIGHT.....shown above as Davis Street. You need to look out for the statue on the left....see pic below...

Turn left here and head up the hill. As it flattens out, you'll see a shopping centre on your right and then the road takes a sharp left. After this, the Youth Centre is just down there on the right. Parking is available in three different car parks within 250 metres of the centre. Just follow the race stewards directions on the day.

Headphones / MP3 Players / iPods / etc.....As the roads are not closed, all of these devices are

Previous posts......
1) Full course preview HERE
2) Mallow 10 entry list (Updated 21st Mar)....HERE
3) Update on chip timing...HERE
4) Info on pacing groups...HERE

More updates from the organisers...
• The race is run on public roads, so be prepared for the unexpected
 • Obey Stewards and do not take any unnecessary risks
• Wearing of headphones is strictly prohibited
• When you have finished, do not run back out the course

The Race 
• The race will start at 12:30 sharp, do not be late.
 • The race will be using chip Timing. The chip is attached to your number.
 • You do not need to hand back your number after the race.
• Your race number should always be worn on the front, on your singlet/t-shirt, not on your shorts. This will facilitate the reading of the chip at the finish line thus giving you an accurate time.
• Under no circumstances can you transfer your race number and if this occurs you will be denied entry in the future.
• Pacers at 5 minutes intervals from 60 minutes to 95 minutes.
• 2 Water Stations (bottles) on the course (3.5miles and 7 miles)
• Water/Chocolate at finish
• Please proceed immediately through the finish chute where you will receive your 'goody bag' (including your dry fit t-shirt)
• Prizes Top 5 and First three in all categories
• There will be absolutely no entries taken on the day of the race.

If you have any questions or didn't get your race number in the post then e-mail padraic.birmingham AT

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