Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Notice: Banteer 5 mile road race - Sun 24th April 2022

Monday, April 18, 2022

Notice: Banteer 5 mile road race - Sun 24th April 2022

This 5-mile road race organised by Mount Hillary AC is coming up in the village of Banteer to the west of Mallow on Sunday the 24th of April 2022 at 10am.

Pre-Enter HERE

You can also enter on the morning of the race.

All finishers of the race will receive this travel mug which is sponsored by EPS Group.

This is a pretty fast 5-mile course with lots of flat running at the start and over the last three miles.

Banteer is located about 20kms to the west of the town of Mallow in N Cork. It's just 1km south of the N72 Killarney to Mallow road.

The distance from Cork City is about 54 minutes and it's probably quicker to go via the main N20 road to Mallow and then take the N72 west. The alternative R579 route via Cloghroe and up over the hills to Nad might be shorter but it has a lot of twists and turns.

Banteer is also centrally located for any runners in Kerry or S Limerick.

Banteer 5-mile course... The route follows a figure of 8 pattern and it's shown above.... Yellow arrows for the first half and Green arrows for the second.

The first mile is mostly flat. 
The second mile has an ascent of about 35 metres or 110ft but that is spread out over the whole mile.
The third mile is a bit like a mirror image of the second mile in that there's a drop of about 30 metres spread out over a mile.
The fourth and fifth miles are pretty much flat and fast.

It looks like a reasonably fast course and the key is to get to the 2-mile mark in one piece so that you can take advantage of the last three miles.

Race Preview by Mt. Hillary...

Banteer, Co. Cork Sunday 24 th April 10 am - Fast PB Course - 40 Minutes Drive from Cork City - 30 Minutes Drive from Killarney

Flat and straight starting area

Mile 1 – Starts close to Banteer and is a flat fast mile and crosses the railway line passing the Statue of 2 time Olympic Gold Medallist Dr Pat O’Callaghan who was from Banteer.

Two time Olympic Gold Medalist Dr Pat O’Callaghan who was from Banteer

Mile 2 – As can be seen from the elevation profile this is the only mile that has an incline. There are 2 inclines and not very challenging and will take you along a quiet country road.

Mile 3 – From the start of mile 3 its either downhill or flat all the way to the finish line. This mile brings you back in to Banteer where you will meet the spectators cheering you on.

Mile 4 – Fast and Flat - This mile brings you back over part of mile 1 in reverse, known locally as Boreen Holy.

Mile 5 – Fast and Flat - This mile brings you back into the village where you take a left for a straight line fast flat sprint to the finish.

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