Race Report on the 2014 Streets of Fermoy from Mike McGrath : Continuing with my 2014 Goal of participating in Races that I hadn’t undertaken before, I headed recently to Fermoy for the 3rd and final race in the 5K series in aid of the Fermoy Community Centre.
The route which starts in the Centre of the Town takes you up a pretty challenging incline up the main Street heading towards Cork City before turning right at the top of the town , rising again before bringing you through a small housing estate ! You then re-joined the main street and enjoyed a nice down line run to the finish at the Community Centre adjacent to the River. Not a route for a PB, but with a good surface,a circuit that will challenge you regardless of your level of running !
Just under a 100 runners taking part on the night in what was a very successful series with all the proceeds going towards the creation of a new dance studio in the Centre. A nice spread of tea,coffee and sandwiches including an excellent video of the entire race was shown before the prize giving ceremony.
A nice community based race at only €7, supporting a very worthy cause, a little too much traffic for my liking on the route but an event worthy of a return journey next year I hope!
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