Please note that this is the preview for the 2012 race. The 2013 race will be slightly different. To be updated.
Location......Carrigtwohill is located about 10 miles / 15 kms to the east of Cork City.
Directions......The race will take place on the roads to the north of the town of Carrigtwohill. Race headquarters is Greenville House and entries are taken there. Please note that there are some road works at the bridge near Greenville House. The preferred way to get there is via Cobh Cross to the west of Carrigtwohill...then turn left at Dennehy's (shown below in course preview)....and then right at the crossroads. Parking is available near Greenville House so follow the directions on the night.
Cork to Midleton
Midleton to Cork
Course........Some of you may recognise from the map that parts of the course are the same as the old Stryker 4 mile race that used to be a regular fixture on the race calendar before.
The race starts near the entrance to Greenville House....
.......and then heads north, slightly uphill and left around the corner and then west. From here, the road flattens out....
....and then there is another short pull as the road crosses over the railway again (there are some road works here but should be ok for runners to pass through). The course then proceeds to go up past where the race started near Greenville House and finishes on the back road...a slightly tough finish to the race.
Overall.......it should be a reasonably fast course. There are a few hills but they are pretty short and minor as opposed to anything prolonged. Considering it's the last evening evening race of the season then it's as good a reason as any for going.