Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Races next weekend in Munster...Sat 6th & Sun 7th Feb 2010

There's no getting away from the fact that the main event in Munster is the Mallow 10 mile road race in North Cork on Sunday, the 7th of Feb. This race which is part of the Munster Ten-Mile Spring Classics Series was supposed to take place on the 10th of January but had to be cancelled due to the icy conditions back then. If you are going to do it, you should pre-register online to take advantage of the cheaper entry fee and avoid the queues on the day. More details on the Running in Cork website...

On the Saturday the 6th, there is a 5 km road race in Killarney, Co.Kerry at 11am. This is the 1st race of 4 in the Gneeveguilla AC 5k series. There was a very similar and successful 5 k race series in Killarney at the end of last year and this one will no doubt prove to be as popular.

Details on the series below...
This series is open to all runners, joggers and walkers.
Dates: 6th, 13th, 20th & 27th Feb.
Race start time: 11am
Distance: 5km
Registration: 10am in Kerry Parents & Friends (Old Monastery), Port Road, Killarney
Entry fee: 5 euro per race
Location: Race takes place within the national park. Similar route to the first race of the Feet First series, but with a different start point.(Starting within the park, at Killarney House)
Requirement: 3 out of the 4 races must be completed to qualify for a prize.
Also perpetual cup for both the winning male (Daniel O'Connell cup) & female (Nora Brosnan cup) of the series.

Directions to the start if you are coming from the Cork side of Killarney...

Coming from Cork, go straight through the first roundabout(at Dalys supervalu), straight through the next roundabout(Tralee rd roundabout), at the next roundabout, take the left for the town centre, which is the second road off this roundabout(straight on at this roundabout is Killorglin), you are now on Port rd. Go straight down this road and just beyond the road to the left and before the traffic lights is Kerry Parents & Friends building.

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