There is a selection of races this weekend...
Friday 22nd.....There is a 7 mile road race in Donoughmore. Entry fee €10. Route description from the organisers....."The route starts on a hill and the first two miles are up and down on a country road. Just at the two mile mark the route starts its drop and you will descend about 300ft over the next 3 miles. 500m after the 2 mile mark, you join the main road turning left and continuing on this road back to Crean';s Cross at the 5 mile mark. In the final 2 miles, you will climb 200ft. Initially after you turn at Crean's Cross, there is quite a steep pull but this levels out and between 5.5 and 6.25 miles the incline is quite gradual. The last 0.75 miles are challenging as you approach Donoughnore Cross and turn left for Stuake with 0.5 miles to go. The final 800 meters are tough with the hill at the bend by the School the hardest. Once you round this bend, the road levels off somewhat for the final 150 meters."
Saturday 23rd July...2:30pm......CIT Track, Bishopstown.......€5........Graded Track & Field League...Round 5......100m, 200m, 800m, 5000m, 4x100 relay & other field events
Saturday 23rd....There is a 4 mile road race in Ballinrostig in East Cork at 7:30pm. This is the 2nd year of this race. I had to look up a map to find this one! Ballinrostig is located a few kms to the east of Whitegate. Directions from the organiers......."Ballinrostig is situated quite close to Whitegate and Upper Aghada. From Midleton, take main road to Whitegate and follow the signs for ‘Ballinrostig Annual Field Day’." The race aims to raise funds for Midleton Hospital, Marymount Hospice & Local Charities
Saturday 23rd.......For anyone in Kerry or prepared to travel, there is a 5k race for the Summerfest in Killarney at 7pm. Entry €12. Entries taken at the Old Monastry on the western side of the town.