Preview of the Shanagarry 5 km road race...

Shanagarry is on the R629 road from Midleton to Ballycotton in East Cork.


Location...The race starts and finishes in the village of Shanagarry in East Cork on the road between Midleton and Ballycotton. See the map above. Cloyne and Ballycotton are shown for reference.

Course...See map above. You start in Shanagarry, just outside the Church (or near the finish line in the 5 mile race if you know where that is).

You run back towards Cork, passing the garage and the road junction and after a pretty flat 1 km, you take a left.

You are now onto real quiet country roads until you re-join the road to Ballycotton at about the 2.5 mile mark. Then it's left, back into Shanagarry...

...right past the garage and the 3 mile mark and the finish is in the little dip just outside the GAA club.

Overall...The course is reasonably flat and there are no real hills to speak of. Expect to run a fast time.