Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Notice...Midleton 5 mile road race - Thurs 1st May 2014

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Notice...Midleton 5 mile road race - Thurs 1st May 2014

The start of May every year is associated with one of the most popular road races on the calendar...the Midleton 5 mile. The date for the race is Thursday, the 1st of May 2014 at 8pm.

Directions and Instructions...see the map below of Midleton.
a) Entries on the night will be taken at the GAA hall (€10). Entry desks will open at 5:30pm.

The GAA hall is located opposite the local train station. If you are coming from Cork City, then take the slip road for Midleton....

 ...then first left and onto the relief road going around to the west of the town...and at the next junction, turn right...over the rail lines....and then first left at The Session Bar. The GAA grounds are up this narrow road on the right.

b) Pre-entries...On Wednesday evening (30th Apr), you can pre-enter at the local Community Centre between 6pm and 7:15pm. This will allow you to collect your race number and avoid the entry queue on Thursday evening.
c) No Headphones!!... Due to insurance reasons, anyone found wearing them will be disqualified. Out of all the local races, you can expect it to be enforced here.
d) Travel to Midleton by Train....Considering that the GAA grounds are just across the road from the train station, this might be an option for anyone in Cork City wishing to travel down.
Depart Cork...Arrive Midleton (D 17:15...A 17:38), (D 17:45...A 18:09), (D 18:15...A 18:39)
Depart Midleton...Arrive Cork (D 21:45...A 22:08), (D 22:45...A 23:08).
e) Parking...As well as parking near the GAA grounds, they also have use of Hurleys Super Valu Overflow Car Park located just behind the Mill Wheel Bar on the Mill Road. This is just a few minutes walk from the GAA Pavilion.
f) Start.....The start line for the race is about 1km from the GAA hall. The finish line is about 1.5 kms.

From the organisers.....Like last year, we will have the use of the main hall in the GAA grounds which gives a lot more space for pre and post race activities. Please follow the advice of gardai and stewards at all times who will direct people to and from the Race HQ and the start. Allow plenty of time to get the start line, which is located approx 1 mile from HQ. As well this year Midleton Fitness Centre, situated just next to the start line have kindly offered us use of toilet facilities prior to the race.

Course....A full preview of the course with photos can be seen HERE

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