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Bohermeen Half 2023

  • 09-01-2023 11:28am
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,314 ✭✭✭


    Just thought I’d start a thread on this as I have seen a few people mention on logs etc!

    I really like this race although I have had a few shocking runs here ( 1/2 nice ones as well) . I like knowing where I am going and like that it’s looped . I also like that at around ten miles you can hear the commentator as people come over the finish line - really gives you that pony initiative.

    Who is in?



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  • Registered Users Posts: 45 kd82


    Yep, signed up and looking forward to it. Only raced that distance once at last year's Bohermeen so looking to see if I can improve a bit. I've done a few more races there since and they're always well run events.

    The loop is good and the shorter second loop helped me anyway get through it.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,700 ✭✭✭MisterDrak


    Just entered, and have done it plenty of times in the past. Always respect this race as it usually a bit of a ball breaker in terms of the weather, but enjoyable all the same.



  • Registered Users Posts: 533 ✭✭✭racersedge


    While I’m signed up for to, I am looking for someone who might want to do an official transfer for the number (have the ability until sometime next month, if I read it correctly). Injury lay-off has been a lot longer than expected and I fully expected to be back on the road when I signed up pre-Christmas.


    While I’m finally back on the road in some form as of last week, I have another three weeks of rehab runs. I definitely won’t be PB ready come in the middle of March - and this might be a carrot that pushes me too far as I’m getting those first weeks of running normally post-injury.



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,403 ✭✭✭Lazare


    Couple of qs.

    Can someone throw up an elevation profile.

    Also, are there pacers?



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,314 ✭✭✭Bluesquare


    There are pacers - or there have been anytime I have did - not sure for what times though. I have a garmin profile I’ll see if I can upload might be a bit outside my tech ability



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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,314 ✭✭✭Bluesquare


    Hopefully this works



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,314 ✭✭✭Bluesquare


    It’s seems flat - you have to run over a flyover twice but that’s the only notable climb and it’s mini



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,403 ✭✭✭Lazare


    Ah nice one Bluesquare, fair play.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,314 ✭✭✭Bluesquare


    Does anyone know where the water stops are and if bottled?



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,003 ✭✭✭Lambay island


    As far as I remember there are 2 water stops(cant remember exactly where) and in previous versions they have been bottles.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,314 ✭✭✭Bluesquare


    Cheers I should remember myself lol as I think this will be my fifth one! My last one was awful 2020 just before lock down - hadn’t trained really , year before sprained my ankle so never made it to start line , a lovely pb the year before , dodgy chest infection in 2017 and I can’t remember the first one in 2016 . Maybe I didn’t do it ! I’ll go and check medals ! I think though I’m due a decent race !



  • Registered Users Posts: 24 Conjack76


    Race number and t-shirt arrived this morning



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,460 ✭✭✭AngelaRI


    Anyone know where the race parking is? I've checked the email that arrived today with race instructions, just says to arrive early, carpool, and follow marshall directions. I don't know the area at all so I'm really just looking for a location to plug into my GPS, and once I get there follow the queue of cars heading for parking



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,460 ✭✭✭AngelaRI


    Found it well buried in the flyer - Bohermeen Community Centre...



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,003 ✭✭✭Lambay island


    Yeh the GPS will bring you to the Atheltic club where there would be a select few car spots but you would need to be early. Once you get close, there should be signs directing you to official parking for the race. They usually use a big field about 10 min walk from club and start line which can work as a warmup.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,314 ✭✭✭Bluesquare


    The weather seems to be looking ok ( with a bit of wind ) so fingers crossed .



  • Registered Users Posts: 286 ✭✭Paddy1234


    Anyone know what the weather conditions are like in Bohermeen at the moment? I wonder could the race be impacted by the snow.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,314 ✭✭✭Bluesquare


    Weather conditions were all right on the day ! I joined a pace group so was protected from the wind when it was around . 4th time lucky on the course - and a nice new pb !



  • Registered Users Posts: 24 Conjack76


    First time racing Bohermeen, conditions were pretty good yesterday considering the recent weather .. bit of headwind in parts, lovely set-up.



  • Registered Users Posts: 4,403 ✭✭✭Lazare


    Congrats on the shiny new pb! ✨️

    Loved the race, my first time running it. Will be an annual event for me from now on.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,471 ✭✭✭Peckham


    First time back there since 2012. Great event, even if I was a minute per mile slower than previous!

    Parking was a bit chaotic, but I understand that the field they had planned to use was inaccessible.



  • Registered Users Posts: 26 Kissy_Lips


    Dropped out half way. Running past the club house for the second lap I didn't fancy it. Perfect pacing until that point.

    Great race though.



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