The final race of 2016 is the Cork Simon Turkey Trot which takes place on Sunday December 11 at 11am. This is a 5k race this year with registration taking place at Blackrock Hurling Club from 9.30am. As usual for this race, at registration you must guess how long it will take you to run 5k in and closest times to estimated are the winners. No clock at the finish and no watches allowed. Don’t forget your Santa hats! Entries cost €10 with all proceeds going to Cork Simon to support their very important work.
The race starts and finishes down the Line just off Blackrock Rd before St Michael’s Church in Blackrock.
The race route heads down towards Rochestown, over the footbridge.
Take a left just after the footbridge.
Take this left off the coastal path and take 3 rights to loop back onto the coastal path again. Course will be marked out. Beware of runners coming towards you at this point as it is the beginning of the overlap between out and back.
The results of the BHAA 5k race from this morning are now available in Excel / PDF. We had a good turn out, helped greatly by the many Wibbly Wobbly Wonders who turned up to complete their 5k training progamme. We hope you enjoyed the race and will be back running with your companies next year. Registration is now open!
Don’t forget our next race is the Simon Turkey Trot in aid of the all too necessary work that Cork Simon do all year around. Please come out and support that on Dec 11. Bring your Santa hats (yes, it’s that time of year again!).
Video from the start:
Our next race is the BHAA 5k in Little Island on Sunday November 20th at 11am. Registration is open from 9.30am at the Little Island Sports Hall. As usual, we have a full suite of prizes available with 84 prizes in total up for grabs as well as spot prizes. This is the final standard race of 2016 before the Turkey Trot so one last chance to improve on your 5k time.
We are open for registration for 2017. Please see our Registration page for more details.
The results of the HSE 4 mile race from this morning are now online in Excel / PDF. Well done to everybody who turned up on a mild November morning for this testing 4 mile route.
More photos to follow.
The next race on the Cork BHAA calendar is the HSE 4 miler on November 13th at 11am. The race is being held in Ballinhassig this year. Registration at Ballinhassig Community Centre from 9.30am. Please note change of date from original calendar.
The results from the Cork to Cobh 15 mile race from yesterday are now online in Excel / PDF. Well done to all who took part on a lovely autumnal Sunday morning. We had 717 finishers which is 20 more than last year.
A big thank you to all volunteers who helped make this race possible from the regulars to the once-offer stewards, time-keepers, water-givers, sandwich providers, tea-makers, and everybody else in between.
There are many prizes unclaimed from the race so contact Kevin Cummins at 087 914 4765 to get yours. Team prizes are only out now so arrange for one from your team to make contact.
Video of the start:
And now for a different perspective, something sent into us by Richie Watkin who had a camera on the back of his bike. Check out the 2 videos saved to Dropbox
Video 1 from Cobh Cross
Video 2 closer to Cobh
The next race on the Cork BHAA calendar is the Cork to Cobh 15 mile race on October 2. As always, we are taking postal registrations using the current application form (Word doc). Pre-entries cost €15 but must be with us before September 25th. Entries on the day cost €20 and will be taken at Union Chandlery on Alfred St. Please note, there are no changing facilities at the start this year.
Cork to Cobh t-shirts
Free Cork to Cobh t-shirt provided to all finishers so you can brag about completing this iconic race.
The results of the Musgrave S&S 5k from this evening are now online in Excel / PDF. Hopefully everybody has dried off by now! Well done to everybody who turned out on such a wet evening especially the volunteers who make these races happen.
Photos to follow…
Thanks to John Quigley for video of the start of the race tonight.
And also the finishing line including the first loop around.
The next race on the BHAA calendar is the Musgrave Sports and Social 5k on Wednesday 17th at 8pm. Registration is open from 6.30pm at Shandon Boat Club which is up river from Lee Rowing Club under the traffic barriers. The race takes the normal 5k route along Centre Park Road and Monahan Road.
The results of the Army/Navy 5 mile race from this evening are now available in Excel / PDF. Well done to the 267 finishers on a near-perfect evening which represents an increase of 7.2% on last year.
Top 3 men tonight:
More photos to follow.