Eyeries 5 - New Race on Beara Penninsula

                    Eyeries village, Bere Penninsula, 14:30, Saturday November 7th 2015

                       This event is run under an Athletics Ireland permit/licence

             Organised and hosted by Eyeries Running Promotions, in association with Bantry AC

                      This course was measured by John Quigley, AIMS/IAAF Grade 'B' Measurer
, assisted by Padraig O'Sullivan, Bantry AC

Eyeries website
Bantry AC website

Bantry AC Facebook page

Cork Athletics Homepage

Eyeries 5 Mile Road Race - Event Flyer 2015
Eyeries 5 Mile Road Race - Event Collage 2015
Distances to Eyeries

This is a community organised event, with an AAI race permit through Bantry AC.  All proceeds go towards the Eyeries Community Development Company.
Eyeries Playground

Find out more about the prizewinning picturesque village of Eyeries

This course was measured on August 15th 2014, by John Quigley and Padraig O'Sullivan, accompanied by local resident and race organiser Mark Gallagher.

Essentials for Race Day:

The race begins at 2:30pm, in Eyeries Village, on Saturday 7th November 2015.  Participants are requested to arrive at Race HQ in Eyeries Village by 1:30pm. Parking will be available nearby. There will be no street parking permitted on the day, in Eyeries Village .

Please follow stewards instructions. Race HQ is a short walk from the parking area.

All race participants must go to Race HQ (Eyeries Hall) to collect their numbers. Race HQ is 5 min walk from the designated Parking Area.
Pre-Registered - pick up Race Number & pins.
Registering on the day - €12 per person. Registration on the day will begin at 12 noon. Last registration at 2:15pm (15 mins before race start)

ALL participants in the race MUST wear their race bib and have it clearly visible on the front. Changing facilities are available in the Race HQ

Toilet facilities are available in Race HQ. Bag Drop facility is also available in Race HQ. The start line is 600m from Race HQ. On leaving the hall turn left, as signposted. It is approx a 10 min walk to the start line.

Results of Last Year's Race - Eyeries 5 2014

Race Route Information

The route is a left-handed (anti-clockwise) course. Participants are requested to follow stewards requests, and to keep to the left-hand side of the road. Should you need any assistance during the race, please inform one of our stewards. There will be first-aiders, St.Johns Ambulance Service and a Medical Doctor at the event. There will be water stops along the course.

Teas and Coffees, Refreshments will be available at Race HQ (Eyeries Hall) after the race, where the prize winners will be announced. Enjoy the race and enjoy your day in Eyeries.

Route on MapMyRun
Eyeries 5 Mile Road Race - Course Route Map Eyeries  5 Mile Road Race - Official Route Map

Course Elevation Profile

Eyeries 5 Mile Road Race - Course Elevation Profile

View from Start Line
Start of Eyeries race
Start is about 1/3rd mile outside the village, on the quiet R575 road.  The course is essentially downhill or level for the first half mile, and there is a short climb up to the crossroads with the R571 Castletownbere-Kenmare road, after which you pass the GAA pitch on your left.

View from 1 Mile Mark
Eyeries 5M - 1 Mile mark
Passing the 1 mile mark, things are pretty level, with a constant slight incline.

The second mile has a pretty sharp climb from approx. 1.5 to 1.75 miles, after which there is a grand downhill section, until about the 5k (3.1M) mark

View from 2 Mile Mark
Eyeries 5M - Two mile Mark

View from 3 Mile Mark
Eyeries 5M - Three Mile Mark
Just before the 3 Mile Mark, the course turns left, off the main R571 Castletownbere-Kenmare road, back onto the R575, leading back to Eyeries

From the 3 mile mark, there is a steady rise for teh first 2/3rds mile, but this increases until just after 4 Miles

View from 4 Mile Mark
Eyeries 5M - 4 Mile Mark
The first half of the last mile undulates slightly, but the final half mile is essentially downhill, making for a fast finish, through this prize-winning and scenic village.

The Finish Line
Eyeries 5 - Finish Line
The finish line is just after sponsors O'Sullivan's Foodstore, on right of photo.

Measurement Cert for Eyeries 5
Eyeries 5 - Measurement Cert

Sussing out the 1 Mile mark
Padraig O'Sullivan and Mark Gallagher comparing notes on the 1 Mile Mark, during the course measurement

View over Eyeries
Evening view just before entering Eyeries village