Donough Coughlan Memorial Bandon 5
13:00, Friday January 1st 2016
hosted by Bandon AC
This event is
run under an
Athletics Ireland permit/licence
was measured by Cathal O'Connell, AAI National Grade
Note 1: The Bandon 5 goes ahead, at 1pm, on
Year's Day. Following review by Bandon AC, in conjunction with the
Gardai, it was decided to go ahead with the race.
Yesterday, Bandon AC had made Cork Athletics aware of the situation,
but had asked that today's review not be publicised, lest it give rise
Note 2: Please be patient with everyone associated with tomorrow's race
- some of the stewards and officials have had their homes and/or
workplaces flooded in recent times, yet the club is determined to go
ahead with the race.
Note 3: The course is likely to vary a little from the maps below, as the roadway on part of the original route has been damaged by floodwater/runoff.
Flyer (PDF File)
From Bandon AC:
This year we have extended the prizes on offer to ensure that the
same prizes are on offer for men and women across all age categories.
We 150 euro on offer for the course record, which is set at 23:41 for
the men and 27:07 for the women.
Registration is in Bandon GAA Pavilion. Entry fee: €10 (adults)
and €5 (juniors). All entrants must be 15 or over.
on MapMyRun (From Daniel G McMahon's Garmin upload)
Route Elevation Profile
The start line is close to the brow of the hill, on the Bandon By-Pass
Immediately after teh brow of teh hill, there is a long, steady fall
for over half a mile.
Turn left at the bottom of the hill
After the previous left turn, there is an almost imperceptible upslope,
past the 1 mile mark
Following a slight downslope to the smaller bridge, turn immediate left
onto the inner by-pass
Back at the mini-roundabout by the GAA complex, turn left again.
You are now heading up a long gradual slope, lasting just over a mile
Continue straight on up the slope
2 Mile Mark
Turn left, off the main road. From here on, apart from one short
climb, it is level ground to start with, followed by long steady
slopes, making for good running.
3 Mile Mark
Continue straight through the crossroads
4 Mile Mark
The 4 Mile Mark is in the middle of a very long downslope, as can be
seen from the image - make hay!
The approach to the Finish Area is still slightly downslope, and
straight, making for a fast finish