Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Looking forward to the Charleville Half-Marathon next Sunday 21st Sept

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Looking forward to the Charleville Half-Marathon next Sunday 21st Sept

The big race next weekend in Cork is of course the Half-Marathon in Charleville in North Cork. Here is the info for the event from the organisers...

Late entries........Saturday 20th September at the Charleville Park Hotel 12 –6pm. Special late Entry rate of 40 until 6pm. Note that there are no entries on the morning of the race.

Saturday 12 noon – 9pm Race Pack Collection at the hotel (incl. Number, Pins, Race T-shirt, Free “Distance Running” Magazine).

Sunday 21st September @ St Josephs Foundation, Bakers Rd.
8 am to 9:30am – Race Pack Collection only – St. Josephs Foundation Hall, Bakers Rd. Charleville
9:30am – Race Pack Collection Closes
9:45am – Half-Marathon participants assemble at start area (For safety reasons, runners will be asked to start behind the pacemakers for their particular estimated pace)

Pacers.......There will be pacers running at the following paces; 1:20, 1:25, 1:30, 1:35, 1:40, 1:45, 1:50, 1:55, 2:00, 2:05, 2:10, 2:15..........Having pacers every 5 mins is a welcome development as the usual 'every 10 or 15 minutes' is very much hit or miss. The most common mistake people make is that they start too fast and pay for it in the second half of the race. Staying with a pacer is a good way to get the first few miles under the belt before pressing on...JD

10am – Race Start

Water Stations…There will be small bottles of water and/or cups available at each of the water stations at approximately 5.3km intervals along the course and at the finish line.

12pm - Post-race Refreshments and Food…..There will be tea/coffee, and an extensive range of sandwiches, cakes, buns etc. available for runners as they cross the line. (There will also be a special section for Coeliacs who require gluten free food and non-buttered sandwiches for those with a dairy intolerance.)

Course Preview.......A full preview of the course with maps, directions and photos can be seen HERE

Video of the course...


Anonymous said...

Cannot afford that kind of entry fee booking online but best of luck to everyone taking part in it

Anonymous said...

Just to be clear. You can pick up your race number of the race right? Thanks

Anonymous said...

Agree with last comment, can,t afford to enter at that price but will still go and watch it. Good luck to everyone taking part.