Please copy and help spread the word. Our race is less than two weeks away. Best of luck to anyone running this weekend wherever that may be.
Well done to Paul Kearns who ran his first Park Run in the Glen this morning.
An Chéad Leath Mharathón Locha Lua
Report from Mike Dorney
Saturday morning saw the first running of the Locha Lua Half Marathon. Unusually, there were two starts. Both in Ballingeary, walkers and those not aiming for under 2:30 got underway at 8.45 with the main field setting off at 10 - quite a reasonable time when travelling from Midleton. With plenty of stewards to show the way, the car park, race HQ, race start & finish are all conveniently located in the same 200 metres. The race also offered pacers out to 2:10 though it's not a course for a PB. The first 5-6 miles take you from Ballingeary through Inchigeelagh where you turn right to head around the lake. For the spectacular views, you have to pay the price of climbing plenty of hills but it's well worth it (though I didn't think so at the time). Once you’ve reached the end of the south side of the lake, it’s right again and back into Baillingeary with about half a mile to go. Plenty of cheers at the finish along with a locally made wooden medal. Race HQ is the local GAA club well equipped with changing rooms, showers and a plentiful spread for post-race celebrations. All in all, a great community race on a tough course. Coming a couple of weeks after the Cobh 10 and five-six weeks before the Cork marathon, it would be well worth factoring into any 2020 training plans if you’re looking for a good test at the half marathon distance before taking on the full on the June bank holiday weekend.
Ballybunion Half Marathon
Well done to Máire Walsh and Dan Twohig who did the Ballybunion Half Marathon on Saturday. Ballybunion is well know to be a tough hilly course but was extra tough today due to the heat.
There will be no official training on Monday, Wednesday or Thursday due to the Bank Holiday and races.
Ballynoe Road Race 25th April.
The infamous Ballynoe Road Race The East Cork Road Championships is on next Thursday 25th April.
This is the Fortieth Running of the race and for the occasion the organising committee have produced a special mug to mark the occasion. All you have to do is to turn up and run and you can add this unique memento to your collection of mugs Ballycotton 10, Sonia O'Sullivan 10 or it can start your own collection.
We as a club are trying to get at least forty runners out there so please make the effort and come and represent your club. The ladies race is at 7.30 and is less than two miles so every one is capable of doing it. The men's is at 8.00pm and is five miles and again all are well capable of doing it. You can run as a group if you wish and you do not have to pre enter and its only fifteen minutes out the road. You must wear your club colours. Any enquiries please give Sally or myself a ring 0872403940. Danny