Monday, 30 December 2013

New Years Day Road Race

Wed Jan 1st……..Start the year with a 5 mile road race and enjoy the refreshments afterwards!
Bandon A.C. 5 mile road race incorporating the Donough Coughlan Memorial Cup is being held on Wed 1st Jan 2014.
Race starts at 1pm with registration taken on the morning in the Bandon GAA pavilion (click for directions) with registration opening at 11am
There is also a non competitive walk. The walk sets off at 12.30pm and the run at 1pm.
Entry is €10 for the run and €5 for the walk.
There is a large prize fund of over €1,000 with prizes across a range of categories. Also, there is a €150 prize for a new course record!
The current course records are:
24:36 by Alan O’Shea (Bantry A.C) on Sunday 31 December 2006
27:53 by Lizzie Lee (Leevale A.C.) on Mon 2nd Jan 2012
This is a really well organised event and the new course has been used for a number of years now and can post some very fast times.It starts on the Bandon bypass and heads downhill for the best part of a mile. Here it is important to take advantage of the downhill but not to go too fast.It is followed by a mile or so through the town which is level more or less until you reach the far end of the bypass where you encounter a hill again for the best part of a mile.The hill is relatively easy if you havn't gone too fast on the first mile.It is followed by a level mile and then downhill all the way home.It is a fine race to see where one is at fitness wise for the new year.