Race day will also be a day of remembrance when we will take a moment to remember Jamie McCarthy who was a great person, friend, club mate and fellow runner to many .
Jamie tragically passed away on February 14th 2018. The last mile of our 10 mile road race is called Jamie’s Mile in his honour. Jamie loved to run, train and race. He always represented his club Riverstick/Kinsale AC, Schools (Kinsale community school, North Mon Cork and University, Caroline Costal University) and Country at the highest possible level in sport.
Jamie honoured his country by representing Ireland on many occasions and was a member of the Irish junior team that won European cross country silver, in Edinburgh, Scotland in 2004. A very rare but a very wonderful valued achievement for our country.
‘ Jamie’s mile’ , the last mile is scenic as we run along the river, has a gentle hill challenge and a lap of the track which Jamie would really enjoy and be impressed with and to have in Kinsale.
We hope you enjoy it.