Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Goodbye Mallow Town 5k parkrun, Hello Mallow Castle 5k parkrun

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Goodbye Mallow Town 5k parkrun, Hello Mallow Castle 5k parkrun

The very first 5k parkrun in Mallow Town Park was held on Saturday the 2nd of February 2019 and attracted a field of 228 runners. The numbers for all of them up until the 7th of March 2020 are shown below...

A total of 55 events were held in Mallow Town Park and the highest number was on the very first day. The average number of runners per week was 75 and a total of 1,143 registered runners took part over the 55 events.

As can be seen from the chart above, it was held most Saturdays until recently which is surprising because the park is notorious for being under water as the River Blackwater floods.

Even when it wasn't flooded, the park could be pretty muddy in wet weather.

A few weeks back, the course had to be changed but parts of the alternative course were also prone to flooding.

While the Mallow Town parkrun has now come to an end, it will be replaced by the Mallow Castle 5k parkrun. The start and finish point will be near Mallow Castle and the course is on a lot of new paths which will hopefully be less prone to flooding.

This was the website for the Mallow Town parkrun...

As the Mallow Castle parkrun is considered to be a new event, it has its own website...

The first one will be on Saturday the 14th of March 2020.

If you have your 'home' parkrun set to Mallow Town then you will have to log into your parkrun account and change it to Mallow Castle.

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