FIRST up will be the Newmarket 5k on Sunday December 23 with a 1pm start. This event which is promoted by Duhallow AC has traditionally been a 5miler, however due to the popularity of 5k races the organising committee have decided to go with this distance. There will be prizes for senior men and women, junior men and women, master men and women 0ver-40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65 and 70 as well as club teams with four to score. The event is open to runners, joggers and walkers of all abilities.
You can enter on line at www.corksports.ie on the day. For further information telephone 086 3409744 or 086 8149970.
ON St. Stephen's day Farranfore Maine Valley will host the 51st running of the Fr. Dan Browne 4-miler in Farranfore, starting at 12 noon. This has proved to be a very popular event and last year when celebrating the 50th running it attracted a record entry.
Again this year the organising committee will pull out all the stops to ensure that the high standards of previous years are continued. There are prizes for men, women juniors, students and all master categories. However, this event is not all about the leading athletes as joggers and walkers of all abilities are very much catered for.
You can register on line on www.runireland.com or on the day from 10am to 11.30am.
THIS Star of the Laune AC Charles O'Shea 10k road race, fun run and walk will start in Beaufort village at 2pm on New Years Day. Now established as a leading 10k on the road running calendar this year event again promised to attract a big entry to the mid Kerry venue. As usual the 10k will be preceded by Juvenile races at 12.30 for boys and girls at U-7, U-9, U-11, U-13 and U-15. 2013 ages apply. You can enter online at www.staroflaune.com or www.runireland.com. You can also enter on the day. For further information telephone 066 9761597.