Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Last reminder about the Great Island 10 mile race in Cobh next Sunday 13th Apr 2014

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Last reminder about the Great Island 10 mile race in Cobh next Sunday 13th Apr 2014

As we count down to the next big 10 mile road race in Cork next Sunday, here are a few messages from the organisers of the Great Island 10.

1) Anyone who has not received there race pack by now and is registering between now and Friday can collect their race pack at the Pre-Reg desk from 8am on Sunday morning. Anyone wishing to register on Sunday can do so at race HQ (The Great Island Comunity Centre) from 8am

2) Online registration will close on Friday the 11th of April at 6pm.

3) This year for the first time, there will be pacers for the Great Island 10. John Dunphy has assembled a team of pacers from Midleton AC, Eagle AC and Tramore AC. They will aim to set a suitable pace while will take into account the various hills along the route. Their target times are 70 mins, 80 mins and 90 mins.

4) ..........and just a reminder, it's not all about times and pb's. The aim of the race is to generate much needed funds for the Irish Cancer Society. This is a message that the organisers received last year..."Great Cause, Great Organisation, Great Race. Thanks for a fantastic day. Most races, you're toeing the line battling your time target demons or 'that' person you're eternally trying to beat on the local racing circuit, but the feel to this race was different. It was the cause on the day that gave us all that united feeling, no matter what targets we had, the best one was for the cancer sufferers, survivors and their families. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to be a part of it."

5) Car Parking....When you arrive at Belvelly Bridge, turn left and follow the road into Cobh. Vehicle Owners should follow the sign posts for the official race car parks. All car parks will be managed by an official race steward.

6) Last minute update...Thurs 10th 8pm..."Online donations collected so far are a whooping €1,495.50 Thank you so much, a lot of people will benefit from your kindness!!!"

7)..."The Community Centre can be used as changing facilities and gear bags can be left here during the race. Toilet facilities will be available at head quarters and also at the finish line. All competitors should be at the start line no later then 10.10am as the race will start at 10.30am on time. Anyone registering on the day would need to come to HQ early. Registration desks will be open from 8.00am"

8)..."Coral Leisure Centre Cobh have kindly offered their Leisure Centre to anyone wishing to avail of a Shower, Sauna and Steam after the event for €2. All money raised or donated by competitors in the Leisure Centre on the day will be donated back to the Charity. Coral Leisure Centre is just by the start line." 

More info in the original race notice...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

is the pool open i taught it was closed