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Dublin Marathon Race Series 2023

  • 20-01-2023 11:17am
    Registered Users Posts: 79 ✭✭ Dublinlad1989

    Hey Everyone,

    They just announced the Dublin Marathon Race Series.

    Corkagh Park - 5 Mile 18th June - €18

    Fingal - 10k 16th July - €22

    Frank Duffy - 10 Mile 19th August - €28

    Dublin Half Marathon - 23rd September €35

    They've changed the 5 mile from Tallaght to Corkagh park.

    Total Bundle costs €97


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,356 ✭✭✭ brick tamland

    I wonder how the 5m will work in Corkagh park. I got bogged down in traffic last year in Tallaght, with people ignoring the starting positions and starting in groups far too close to the front and causing traffic.

    That was on a wide road too, I was up and down off paths and grass verges try to get around them. It will be even tougher on narrow park paths youd think.

  • Registered Users Posts: 482 ✭✭ FinnC

    A shame the routes for the 10m and Half remain the same, also a shame at least one of them isn’t somewhere other than the Phoenix Park.

    The Corkagh Park one looks interesting, know that park pretty well, as said above it will be narrow enough in places.

  • Registered Users Posts: 302 ✭✭ solidasarock

    Any reason why they are not allowed use all the park anymore? Doing a lap of the outer ring of the park really helped with these longer distances. Doing laps of only the south half really sucked the life out of it last year for me. Too much running on narrow uneven and crowded footpaths to pad the distance.

    I think I might give the race series a miss this year.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,416 ✭✭✭ rovers_runner

    Some lad form Meath made a joke about the Zoo so the woke police and the OPW have cordoned off the north side of the park for the rest of the year.

  • Registered Users Posts: 79 ✭✭ Dublinlad1989

    Yeah i'm not sure about the Corkagh park 5 mile, its a great park for running but not sure on how it will manage with the numbers that'll be there especially for the first km or two.

    I like the Phoeinix park routes but the half marathon through Dublin would of been much better, i did the rock and roll HM in 2019 and it started near merrion square and finished in the park. It was great but i know its a lot of extra work with road closures etc.

    I just wish there was a medal for the race series other than the HM haha

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,416 ✭✭✭ rovers_runner

    There was nothing to stop them using Whites Rd, Tower Rd and Chapelizod Rd this year I'd have thought? Not sure why they didn't use them last year to compensate for not having the north side of the park.

  • Registered Users Posts: 482 ✭✭ FinnC

    Im looking forward to the Corkagh Park race, though the race they held through Corkagh Park a few years ago but started and finished in GrangeCastle was probably a better route

    Nice to see them change up at least some of the race venues anyway.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,356 ✭✭✭ brick tamland

    The route is up for 5m. Looks like(could be wrong) it starts and finishes on that bike track or whatever it is. Big bottleneck coming out of there you'd imagine.

    As for half. They replied on FB to a comment about having it through city. They said they'd love to be able to be not allowed.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,399 ✭✭✭ jlang

    I thought I was decent with maps but I don't find the published Corcagh Park 5 mile route easy to follow. Took me a couple of tries to work out whether there is to be a sharp left or a sharp right immediately after the start. Might have been easier to draw it as three colours instead of two as the first lap is kind of two distinct half laps and there are a lot of purple line segments around. I'm pretty sure the 4 mile indication should be a blue dot rather than purple.

    The marshalls had better be well briefed on the day.

  • Registered Users Posts: 6,590 ✭✭✭ Trampas

    Parking could be fun when it comes to corcagh park.

    When it comes to road racing in Dublin in the city and Phoenix park the powers have no interest in it. It’s you can have your run but don’t effect the traffic.

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