Bandon puts on its running shoes

Posted on: 7th April, 2014

Category: News

Contributor: West Cork People

Save a date in your diary this May Bank Holiday for the Bandon Half Marathon, 10K and 6 mile walk, which will take place on Saturday, May 3. Now in its fourth year, the event continues to attract large numbers for the three individual events. It is again organised by two of Bandon’s premier sporting clubs, Bandon Rugby and Bandon Athletic Clubs, for which it is a joint fundraiser.  Every cent raised goes directly back into each organisation ultimately benefiting the community as a whole.  The Rugby Club continues to nurture younger players through its Academy and the Athletic Club is pursuing the goal of building an all weather running track in the town. Bandon AC this year celebrates 50 years in existence and with a membership now exceeding 600, it is one of the top clubs in Munster.

Entry for the Half Marathon and 10K is open on line on www.bandonhalfmarathon.com.  Entry for the six-mile walk will be on the morning of the event and includes family entry.  The course remains the same in each case, with a downhill finish along the Castle Road into the town centre and HQ for the event is Bandon Rugby Club. Ample parking will be available here and all participants are welcome back for post race refreshments and prize giving.

Main sponsors Caulfield’s Supervalu, Kinetica, The Edge and Bandon Office Supplies are again on board for this event.  The road races which are AAI approved will be chip timed with prizes in all the usual race categories.  There will be a bonus prize for anybody breaking the existing course record in both the Half Marathon and 10k.  Full information on the website or contact 087 6373 430. Check Facebook Bandon Half Marathon for regular updates.

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Contributors on the night are Colm Sheehy, Conor Murray, David Lowney, Denis Murphy, Eoghan Deasy, Sean McEvoy, Thomas Clancy and Treasa O'Brien.
Topics covered will range from awareness and responsibility to yourself and others to the benefits of exercise and nutrition.
The evening is suitable for everyone aged 16 and over from players, members of the community, parents of young and adolescent children, etc.

This is a public event, free of charge and everyone is invited and very welcome to attend.
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The Cast of Harold Pinter’s ‘No Man’s Land’ are on their way to the All-Ireland finals, having won 26 awards, including five best of Festivals, at the Amateur Drama League of Ireland annual three act festivals. The play ‘No Man’s Land, by Harold Pinter, the Nobel Prize Winning Author is directed by Jennifer Williams.

One last opportunity to view this multi award winning play at Skibbereen Town Hall, on Saturday 14th of April, before the finals.

Having met by chance in a pub, two aging writers continue a long night of drinking and reminiscing in a stately London home. As the night wears on, their conversation wanders through memories long forgotten or invented. Is their encounter real or a delusion? Are they strangers or do they share a past history? When unexpected guests intrude upon an increasingly surreal evening, the atmosphere quickly changes from friendly to threatening, and the encounter becomes a game of survival.

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