Preview of the Castleview 5km Trail Run....

This trail run is located at Blarney Driving Range which is on the approach road to the town of Blarney from the N20 Cork-Mallow road. By car, the Driving Range is only 10kms from the centre of Cork City.

Take the slip road for Blarney from the N20...past the Clogheenmilcon Sanctuary...and then look out for the Driving Range on the road as you head in towards the town...

The entrance is shown below...

There are two trails which are made for running and 1.5kms and one 3kms.

The surface is mostly very short grass or compact gravel. The course is probably best described as undulating with some gentle hills. The profile of the 3km course is shown below. As you can see, the ascent is gradual while the decent is more rapid.

The 5km course is made of up of roughly one and a half times the 1.5km course and then a full 3km loop.

This short video will give you a good idea of what it is like.

Overall.....A quiet location for a 5km trail race and a pleasant change from running on roads.