Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Looking ahead to the Cork City 10 Miler on Sun 13th Sept

Friday, September 11, 2015

Looking ahead to the Cork City 10 Miler on Sun 13th Sept

The next big race in Cork is of course the John Buckley Sports Cork City 10 Miler next Sunday the 13th of September. This race is organised by St.Finbarr's AC and should get a good crowd.

The race HQ is at the Lee Rowing Club next to Pairc Ui Chaoimh. The race starts on the Marina...takes in a loop around the Centre Park Rd / Monahan Road...back down the Marina and down by Blackrock Castle.

From there, it's onto the walkway by the river and back up the old railway line. Note there is a new finish line this year in that you go around by the Atlantic Pond and finish near Pairc Ui Chaoimh.

Preview.......A full preview of the course with the updated finish can be seen here.. 

The entry fee is €25 and you can still enter by going into John Buckley Sports, online or enter on the day. There are dry fit tops for the first 800 to enter asap if you want to be sure of a top.

• There will be two water stations on the course, at approximately 4 miles and at 7.5 miles.

• Technical T-shirts for the first 800 entrants.

• The race will be chip timed.

• There will be pacers for 60, 70, 80, 90 and 100 minutes.

• In addition to a full list of category prizes, a number of spot prizes will be given to race finishers. If you are lucky enough to be randomly selected at the finish line, you will be told, your number recorded and your prize presented during main prize-giving at Lee Rowing Club.

• Reminder to all club runners that this year, the John Buckley Cork City 10 Miler incorporates the County 10 Mile Championship. Medals for 1,2,3 in men’s and women’s Senior and O/40 categories.

Race sponsor John Buckley with race director Paul Gallagher of St.Finbarr's AC

For more info, go to the FAQ section on the race website which has a lot of info. If anyone has any questions then leave a comment here and I'll see if I can get an answer and I'll update the FAQ page as well.

The race website is

Updates...(Fri 3:20pm)

Race numbers, Tshirts and John Buckley Sports discount vouchers will be available for collection on:

Saturday 12th from 2.00 - 5.30 pm at John Buckley Sports, Mulgrave Road, Camden Quay, Cork City, and

Sunday 13th from 8.00 am at Race Headquarters, Lee Rowing Club, Marina, Cork City.

The race starts at 10.00 am

Re registration...Precision are sending an email shortly to all those who registered online, for collection of numbers participants will need to state their name and confirm DOB. For those who entered by post or in JBS, someone from St.Finbarr's AC will send them the same email today... 

Car Parking: The main car parking area will be between Lee Rowing Club and Shandon Boat Club (drive down Centre Park Road and turn left at Lee Rowing Club along the riverfront).
There will also be parking at the southern entrance to the Atlantic Pond by CAB Motors parking area 2.

As for the weather forecast, it looks like a mixed bag for the weekend. Rain on Friday, dry on Saturday and rain on Sunday. The question is what time will the rain arrive on Sunday? The afternoon looks worse than the morning although with the pressure being so low, the rain is never that far away.

The only thing that is likely is a south-easterly breeze...

 It's unlikely to be a major factor early on but after the runners reach the walkway around the 6 mile mark after Blackrock Castle, it could be. That area is wide open and once you turn the corner around 6.3 miles, there is no shelter.

On the flip side, once the runners reach the water station around 7.5 miles then the wind should be behind them. The last two miles will be in the railway cutting and with the overhead trees and steep banks, it is very sheltered from the elements.

The temperature will be in the low teens so a singlet or dry fit top on its own is probably best.


Anonymous said...

Lucky I'm not in it for the tshirt. That top is awful. When i saw the drawings I thought the logo on the front was just a sample number but its actually part of the design. Who do they get to design these. Safe to say it will go in the charity bin. Would rather pay €5 less and just do away with the tshirt - make it optional.

Other than that I'm really looking forward to the race. If its windy it could be tough on the path by the water so it will be time to dig deep there. Definitely a PB course for 10 miles.

Best to luck to everyone taking part.

John Desmond said...

When I saw the dry fit top, I thought it looked great. I like the number on the front with the date that looks like a race number.

I guess it's a matter of personal choice.

Anonymous said...

I agree with John on this one. The top is different, a bit quirky and memorable. Anyway I think we all have enough bland running tops so anything different at this stage is welcome.

Looking forward to the race - I agree also with the first comment it could be mighty tough by the water if the wind blows like it did for the Marathon

Anonymous said...

Any update on what the weather is going to be like. Just hope it is not going to lash out the heavens. lol

Anonymous said...

Can you wear headphones

Anonymous said...

Is 25e a bit much???

Unknown said...

I think the top is nice as well. As least it's a lot better than those fluo tops that keep ruining photos !!!!

The weather so far is showing (on Accuweather) as showers up to about 10 and cloudy after that with more showers in the late afternoon so hopefully it should be ok.

IACAN said...

I know it is a matter of personal choice but I think the top is one of the best I have seen for some time, a truly unique item but I do think that anyone who does not need these items should reflect this in their entry with a consequent reduction in fee, but here we go again additional work for the small band of volunteers at all these races.

Anonymous said...

I reckon that dry fit top is very nice..
I hope it's of similar quality to last year, I still use it every week.. Great quality

John Desmond said...

Ref headphones....they are nearly always banned at most races for insurance purposes. Runners are on open roads and must be aware of what is going on around them, hence no headphones allowed.

Anonymous said...

Great fast route. Shame day was so bad, lots of surface water especially on approach to finish, but still posted a PB so have to be happy.

I like the free top too.