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Sunday, June 01, 2014

Latest info on the 2014 Cork City Marathon...

From the organisers.......
Weather......Monday will be a rather cloudy day as well, but there will be a lot of dry weather, just a few light showers. Highest temperatures of 14 to 17 degrees in light to moderate westerly winds.

The Cork City Marathon takes place on Bank Holiday Monday, 2nd June 2014. More than 9,000 participants have registered to run in the full, half, relay, inter-services and youth relay teams on the day.

Changes to the starting point and time of the Tony Brauders Half Marathon were announced this year. The half marathon will now start on Victoria Road at 10.45am, and participants should assemble at Kennedy Park by 10.30am. The starting point can be easily accessed from City Hall or the Blackrock Road. There will be no parking available in the area on the day and the road will be closed to traffic from 8am on Monday 2 June.

7.30am: City Hall will open to participants
8.00am: Runners will begin appearing on St.Patrick’s Street
8.30am: Race commentary will start
8.45am: Announcement from the Lord Mayor and ambassadors Rob & Marian Heffernan.
9.00am: Race starts!
 

This year will see also see a Guinness Wold Record Challenge by firefighter, Alex O’Shea, who will attempt to break the record for running the full marathon in his full firefighter attire including steel-toed, reinforced firefighting boots; fire-retardant pants; and a firefighting jacket; as well as his 3lb firefighter’s helmet and visor. The current record for running a marathon in full firefighting gear (4:45:16) is held by Niall Crowley who set the record at the 2010 Cork City Marathon.

Traffic restrictions will be in place from 8am on Monday 2 June. For travel into and around Cork City on Monday, the general advice is to use the Ring (N25 South; R635 North) and Link (N27) Roads. The Jack Lynch Tunnel is open throughout the race but a contra-flow will operate in the southbound bore, so traffic flow will be slower than normal. The Tunnel should be fully operational by 1pm. For more information please see www.corkcitymarathon.ie.

Photographs will be sent to picture desks on the day by Darragh Kane. Starting line pictures will be syndicated by 10.30am and finish line pictures will be syndicated by 12.30pm.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just a quick question. I only got one number for the half. Are the organisers only doing one number on the front this year or was I supposed to get a number for the back if my shirt as well?

John Desmond said...

You get one number and it should always be worn on the front. As well as containing the chip, the chip timing company usually video the finish line so that they can check it later as a back-up in case the chip isn't recorded. Having a number on your back would be of no use.

Anonymous said...

Thanks John. What I meant was the HF ones we has last year for the back. Was wondering if they had done away with them or whether I just didn't get one. Prob won't make much difference either way

Anonymous said...

record is held by a guy in heathrow now. google
'london firefighter marathon world record"

Gearoid said...

I watched some of the finishers on Patrick Bridge and felt sorry for tired marathon runners trying to run on what was at times a very congested Patrick bridge; I couldnt help feeling marathon runners deserved to be treated better than this particularily after paying € 70 euros. Dingle marathon starts the half and full together and maybe this might be an idea. It would be interesting to know from a marathon runners who didnt run, why they choose not to. For marathon organisers now, the reality is that the customer, ie the marathon runner, has plenty of choice now as to what marathon to run and a lot of runners like to travel to different events rather repeat the same ones regularly. So organisers need to attract the 'customer'.

Gearoid said...

On the other hand, organisisng the marathon in a busy city is a mighty task, so credit where credit is due and to be hinest we the viewers dont always make it easy for stewards, gardai etc ! And of course it takes many many volunteers, so they deserve credit. It was slightly funny seeing a small number of very large headphones being worn by some runners. I am not sure I see the point of putting up with the hassle of large earphones in a race ! An alert Garda did catch one young guy who took his bike on to the course at Patrick Bridge with the apparent intention of cycling down to the finish line !