Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: New parkruns for Castlehaven in West Cork & Tramore in Waterford

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

New parkruns for Castlehaven in West Cork & Tramore in Waterford

In addition to the new 5k parkrun in Glengarriff starting on the 2nd of January 2016, it has just been announced that there will be another new parkrun starting near Castlehaven in West Cork.

This new parkrun will the sixth in Cork and has its origins in Castlehaven GAA club. They have recently set up a Fit for Life Society which will encourage members of the local community to get fit by taking part in running, cycling and swimming. The new 5km weekly parkrun is part of this new initiative and they hope to have it up and running at the end of January 2015.

Head of parkrun Ireland Matt Shields and his wife Ruth with Club Running Director Brendan O'Donovan

The head of parkrun Ireland recently traveled to West Cork to meet up with the organisers in early December and gave this interview...

In the earlier stages of parkrun in Ireland, they were usually located in the population centres in cities like Belfast and Dublin and in the larger towns. Some of the newer ones however are in areas where the population density is much lower. What this means in effect is that new parkruns could pop up just about anywhere in Munster in the future.

These will be the parkruns in Cork & Munster as of February 2016...

As you can see, there is also a new one starting in Tramore on the 2nd of January 2016. With a local population of about 10,000 people and its proximity to Waterford City, it should get a decent number every week.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That's great news John! I'm looking forward to the Tramore one already :-).