Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Notice from Ballycotton Running Promotions about running the BC10 course

Friday, February 13, 2015

Notice from Ballycotton Running Promotions about running the BC10 course

Notice from Ballycotton Running Promotions - One of the (some would say many) idiosyncrasies associated with the Ballycotton ‘10’ is the fixation of running the ten-mile course prior to race day. For the past number of years, once Christmas has passed the local roads witness an influx of lyra-clad fluorescent-wearing individuals on a daily basis, sometimes alone and sometimes as part of a group that resemble the total number who ran the first race back in 1978.

While we on the organising committee are at a loss to explain this compulsion - maybe we are too close to the action - we would like to emphasise two important points now that race day is drawing near:

1) In view of the ever-increasing traffic on the one road into and out of the village, would people please exercise great care as they run, especially if in groups.

2) In recent days, we have received the following from the local Development Group regarding discarded bottles on the route which people might also note:  

Ballycotton Development Ltd had their AGM in December.  Following on from that there was a meeting in January in which a Tidy Town Working Group was formed.  The mission/objective of this Tidy Town Working Group is about having pride in our community.

In light of the upcoming Ballycotton ‘10’ and very conscious of runners training over the route these remaining few weeks, we would appreciate if attention could be brought to all runners that any bottles they take with them on the route, that they dispose of same properly and in an environmental friendly manner. This will also go a long way to supporting the Tidy Town Working Group in their endeavour to keep our village litter free. 

We understand that on race day, litter controls will be put in place - however, our request is really in the build up to the race itself. 

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