The Great Railway Run

By | May 3, 2019

The Great Railway Run is a charity running event organised by the Carrigaline & District Lions Club with the support of Carrigaline Road Runners AC. There were two events available on the day, with 297 finishers in the 10km race and 434 in the 25km run. The run starts on the quays in the city centre and takes place along the route of the old railway line from Cork city to Carrigaline. The 25km race is a popular event for people training for the Cork City Marathon in June and is an ideal event to test pace and fitness ahead of that. Blackwater Triathlon Club member Bernard (Barney) Kiernan took part in the 25km event on Sunday. The predominantly flat route passes through Blackrock, Mahon, Rochestown, Passage, Monkstown, Raffeen and Shanbally before finally chugging into Carrigaline. Conditions on the day were warm and overcast. The course was pretty flat and fast for the first 22km, but the final 3km has was uphill and Barney and the other competitors really felt the strain at that stage. Barney finished in a time of 2:36:09 and really enjoyed the tea and sandwiches at the finish line. Well done to barney and everyone else who took part on the day.