Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Looking ahead to the Mallow 10 mile road race...Sun 26th March 2017

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Looking ahead to the Mallow 10 mile road race...Sun 26th March 2017

Update......This is the satellite photo as of 9am on Sun 26th March. Some clouds are likely to be generated as the days goes on but overall, it should be very sunny. As a result, the heat is likely to be a factor especially in sections where the easterly wind is to the runners backs.


The big race this weekend is of course the Mallow 10 mile road race. With well over 1000 runners expected to descend on the North Cork town, it should be an excellent race. Entries to the race closed some time back which is a testament to its popularity.

Number Pick-Up......For those who have entered, you can pick up your number on the morning of the race.

Sunday 26th 09:30 am to noon Number pickup: Mallow Red Cross Centre, New Road.

The Red Cross Centre is next to the Youth Centre which is the usual race HQ. See the race website for maps.

Weather.....There is a High Pressure system over the country at present which means dry weather. This is the chart for Sunday.

As with all high pressure systems in the Northern Hemisphere, it is rotating clockwise so that means that any winds will be from an Easterly direction.

The temperature is expected to be around 14-15 deg C and it may well be other words, if you are racing it then just wear a singlet or a short sleeved dry fit top. Forget about the long sleeves or jackets.

This is what the wind looks like in relation to the course...

The wind is unlikely to be a big issue. However, note that it will be to your back from miles 4 to 6.5.
If the weather is sunny then the cooling effect of the wind will be absent here as it's to your back. By the time you reach 4 miles, you'll be well warmed up so you may feel the heat along this stretch. Note that there is a water station at 3.5 miles. If you skip this station, the next one isn't until 7.5 miles.

From miles 7.5 to the finish, it will be a headwind so it will have a cooling effect. It's strength will depend on how exposed the road is and it may have an impact on your speed.

More info from Mallow AC......

Pacers…Pacers from 60 to 95 minutes in 5 minute increments. Please use these as a guide as to where to line up in the starting corral based on your expected finish time.

Water…There will be 2 water stops on the course at approximately 3.5 miles and 7.5 miles. Water will also be available at the finish.

Remember, the race starts at 12:30pm.

All the latest info and updates will appear here and on the race website...


Anonymous said...

Any list of the elites

Anonymous said...

A sleeveless top would be very nice next year.

Anonymous said...

Gutted I didnt get my entry in quickly enough.. Its grown in popularity and was surprised how quickly it sold out.

Best of luck all the organisers and runners.

Anonymous said...

Are they giving a mug as well as the top at the finish?

John Desmond said...

No mug in Mallow, that#s just for the Ballycotton '10'.