Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Looking ahead to the 2018 Dublin City Marathon

Friday, October 26, 2018

Looking ahead to the 2018 Dublin City Marathon

With 2 days to go, the current computer models show a tongue of cold arctic air coming down over Europe on Friday and this is what it looks like on Sunday.

As a result of this northerly airflow, it seems very likely that it will be pretty cool for the marathon. It's unlikely to mean snow or ice but the temperatures are likely to be down around 3 deg C for the start and reaching a high of 8 deg C around 1pm.

On the plus side, this arctic air may not contain much moisture so it will probably be dry.

If you are running the marathon at pace... say sub 4 hours then the cool temperature will mean that you will sweat less.

If you are running to 'get around' then you may need to wear another layer. Think of maybe a long sleeve top under a singlet rather than something like a jacket. Think about something for your head as well.

All runners should make sure they have lots of clothes in their gear bag post race. There will be a fair wind chill so it's going to feel very cold, especially in the shade.


1) Route Map : The route map can be seen HERE. Just remember that the wind will be a modest breeze from the North. Check the map to see where you will be running into it.

2) 2018 Route...

3) Live tracking :

4) Dublin City Marathon website :

5) Club entry list...

6) Live stream...

7) Map of course with expected wind direction

Overall, good conditions for marathon running albeit a little chilly.

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