This race is organised by Belgooly A.C. and starts at the earlier time of 7.30pm, unusual for a July start. Rumour has it the race will double up as the Belgooly Annual Run, which had to be put on Ice way back in December. Entries will be taken at Kinsale GAA Grounds up to 7.15pm. The entry fee is €10.00, half of which will be donated to the Kinsale Branch of the Irish Disabled Sailing Association. Changing facilities and post race showers are available inside the GAA Grounds.
Welcome to Ireland’s gourmet capital, a gastronomic paradise. If you arrive from Cork City via the R600, you’ll have to go into the town centre, turn right up Friars Gate and then left up that steep hill to reach the GAA Grounds on Bandon Road. If you want to avoid the post race jog back up that hill, find somewhere to park (legally) in the town itself. If you are coming from Innishannon via the R605, instead of going left around the town, go straight on at Glasheen to arrive directly at the GAA Grounds on your right.
This race starts high up outside the GAA Grounds and finishes near sea level at the Bank Of Ireland. The start is a moderate downhill followed by a fast downhill and a long flat 3M run-in along the scenic Kinsale shoreline. Be careful on the downhill section! There’s still a long way to go when you get to the bottom. The presentation of prizes and refreshments will be in the Temperance Hall about one minute walk from the finish line.