Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: The 5k parkrun in Tramore Valley Park in Cork City restarts in 2022!

Monday, May 09, 2022

The 5k parkrun in Tramore Valley Park in Cork City restarts in 2022!


Some good news! The 5k parkun in Tramore Valley Park in Cork City will be restarting in 2022.

This 5k parkrun started back in September of 2015 and just 15 events were held there. The final one in January of 2016 attracted a huge field of 533 runners thanks to the hype from Operation Transformation.

This in effect was the straw that broke the camels back as the park wasn't able to handle those numbers. The parkrun itself was fine but it was the sheer volume of cars that was the problem. With people unable to drive into the park, there were people running across the South Link Road to gain access and the City Council pulled the plug on safety grounds.

Now in 2022, things are different. 

1) There are now 5k parkruns in the Glen and in Ballincollig which weren't there back in 2016. That should help keep the numbers down.

2) The City Council have put in new pedestrian entrances from Douglas and from the Half-Moon Lane which will allow easier access.

What's next??? ...This is essentially a new 5k parkrun as previous team of volunteers have moved on to other things. 

A new team of volunteers will have to be put together and they'll probably have to get trained up at other parkrun events. All of this will take time.

I suspect it may well be the end of the Summer by the time it gets going but we'll have to wait and see. The main thing is that it is restarting.

If you want to help out with getting this event restarted then send an email to tramorevalley AT parkrun DOT com

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