Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Help wanted with history of the Cork to Cobh race

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Help wanted with history of the Cork to Cobh race

Many of you will now doubt be familiar with the Cork to Cobh 15 mile road race which is held every October. This race has a long history and has been going since 1962. The map below shows the old route when it used to start in Water Street and take the old route to Cobh.

The one obvious difference was that the route went almost into Carrigtwohill itself before turning off right for Cobh. That small road was later closed when the N25 was built.

Richard Forrest is currently researching the history of this unique Cork race and is asking for two things...

1. Photos or pictures to accompany the piece. These could be press clippings or taken by people themselves or, indeed, any documentation such as a race certificate that would make a good image

2. Memories or anecdotes that people have. Particularly anything unusual or that captures a sense of the occasion

Anything contributed will be gratefully received and acknowledged.

Richard can be contacted at rmmf1970 AT gmail DOT com

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