Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Notice: Eyeries 5-mile road race in West Cork - Sat 6th Nov 2021

Monday, October 11, 2021

Notice: Eyeries 5-mile road race in West Cork - Sat 6th Nov 2021

Aerial Photo Eyeries Village. Photo by Lorraine Crowley

It's back! The popular Eyeries 5 mile road race is coming up on Saturday the 6th of November 2021 in West Cork.

As can be seen from the photo above, it really is a stunning part of the country. Eyeries is a lovely little village full of brightly coloured houses and it's squeezed in between the mountains of the Beara Peninsula on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other.

It's no suprise that many clubs and groups use the Eyeries event as an excuse for an outing with a race thrown in for good measure.

This race was first established by Eyeries Running Promotions and has been carefully built up over the last few years. 

As you can see from the flyer above and the text below, there is a very substantial prize list which a lot of road races closer to Cork City would struggle to match.

St Finbarr's AC on tour to the Eyeries 5-mile road race ... photo by Anne-Marie Cronin

From the organisers... "Eyeries 5 Mile Road Race returns after a break last year. The course is the same, the time of year is the same and a well organised and safe event will hopefully be the same. In it’s seventh running, Eyeries 5 Mile has regularly attracted between 150 – 200 participants. 

Taking place at the end of the year it is a ideally placed for runners to draw a line under the running year and celebrate with one last bash at this classic distance. It is the last of four races in the ‘Beara A.C. Autumn 5 Mile Series’ which expanded this year to include Glengariff, Allihies, Bere Island and Eyeries. 

Competitors of all four races receive a commemorative medal as well as competing for the series 1st , 2nd and 3rd .

We have made a big effort with our great local sponsors to maintain a big prize list in Eyeries with all
categories having prizes for 1st , 2nd and 3rd places from Juniors all the way up to over 75’s. We have
learned from our devoted, returning runners that this large spread of prizes keeps our participant
numbers high and makes for a better occasion for all. 

We have added in no small way by increasing our podium prizes to the TOP 5 home in Male and Female. With prizes increased to €250, €150, €100, €75 and €50 respectively for 1st to 5th . 

New for this year is the inclusion of a Male Team, and Female Team Prizes Top 4 to score. Plus a Mixed Team Prize of six to score 3 Male and 3 Female. We want to promote the club team effort and these prizes will make for some interesting competition.

So make a date and book your spot in Eyeries on Saturday 6th November 2021 at 2:30pm.

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If anyone is looking for accommodation in Eyeries then you check out this link...

In November, this stunning part of West Cork can be very quiet and I'm sure they would appreciate all the support that they can get.

Course Preview...A full preview of the course can be seen HERE

This short video of the race in 2014 gives a flavour of what it's like...

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