In the Spotlight – Trevor Cummins

In the Spotlight with Trevor Cummins 💥

Q. Are you a member of a running or Athletics Club?

Yes, @ballymorecobhac

Q. What do you enjoy most about training?

The health & friendships it brings and the places it takes you

Q. What do you find most challenging about training?

Winter months in Ireland can be grim

Q. What is your preferred training location?

St Moritz, Switzerland

Q. Race Day Strategy?

Based around course, conditions, but most of all, current fitness level

Q. Do you have any pre-race rituals?

Yes, pack gear the night before. Get to race with time to spare and warmup feeling as relaxed as possible!

Q. What will you eat the morning before the race?

Frosted Flakes, Banana or Bagel & Cappuccino or two!

Q. Any tips for others entering a 10 mile race for the first time?

Yes! You’ll enjoy it more if you get the training right. Give yourself plenty of time, so you are not cramming unnecessarily.

Remember too, that you will find an extra mile or two on the day, with adrenaline & the race day athmosphere allowing you to bridge any small gap between what you have done in training and what is required on the big day.

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In the Spotlight – Pacer Tommy Mullane


Where are you from?
Kanturk, Cork


Are you a member of a running or Athletics Club?
Yes, Kanturk Road Runners


What time are you pacing?
95 minutes


What other races have you paced?
Charleville Half Marathon , Duhallow AC 10 mile

Do you have any pre-race rituals?
Have to have chewing gum.


What will you eat the morning before the race?
Porridge and a banana

Do you have any words of encouragement for this year’s race entrants?
Nothing is impossible.


Do you have a top tip for this year’s race entrants?
Relax and enjoy . You have done the training , now enjoy the reward.


I run for my physical and mental health. I am eager to help you believe the impossible is possible, help motivate you to reach your goals and enjoy the journey!

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Thank you Tommy. See you on Race Day August 20th 2023.

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In the Spotlight – Pacer Eimear Burke


Q. Where are you from?
Originally Dublin, in Cork 11 years!


Q. Are you a member of a running or Athletics Club?
Yes, Eagle AC


Q. What time are you pacing?
90 Minutes


Q. What other races have you paced?
Cork City Half Marathon


Q. Do you have any pre-race rituals?
Plenty of fluids the days coming into it so you can just sip on the morning of the race.


Q. What will you eat the morning before the race?
Porridge made with yoghurt and berries


Q. Do you have any words of encouragement for this year’s race entrants?
Soak up the atmosphere and take it all in, we don’t have to race – we get to race!


Q. Do you have a top tip for this year’s race entrants?
Have your supporters out and know where they will be.


There will be times when it becomes tough, expect it rather than fear it. It’ll pass!

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Thank you Eimear. See you on Race Day August 20th 2023.

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In the Spotlight – Pacer Gary O’ Donovan


Where are you from?
Bweeng


Are you a member of a running or Athletics Club?
Yes, Bweeng Trail Blazer

What time are you pacing?
100 minutes


Is this your first time pacing the Cork City 10 Miler?
No, I have raced it many times and paced it for the last few years


Have you paced other races?
Yes Cobh 10 miler, Charleville HM, and a few more

Do you have any pre-race rituals?
Having a good breakfast and enjoying the big up with other runners


What will you eat the morning before the race?
Weetabix and bananas


Do you have any words of encouragement for this year’s race entrants?
All the hard work is done getting to the start line, have faith in yourself and smile even if it’s hard.


Do you have a top tip for this year’s race entrants?
Try and mirror the race timings, distance and elevation for this race.


I love pacing and giving back to people so I try and it make it fun!

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Thank you Gary. See you on Race Day August 20th 2023.

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In the Spotlight – Pacer Liam O’ Connor


Q. Where are you from?
Kildorrery


Q. Are you a member of a running or Athletics Club?
Yes, Grange Fermoy AC


Q. What time are you pacing?
65 minutes


Q. Do you have any pre-race rituals?
Do some light stretching & 2 mile Warm up.


Q. What will you eat the morning before the race?
Bowl of porridge, Coffee & some toast.


Q. Do you have any words of encouragement for this year’s race entrants?
Train well do your best but above all enjoy the race.


Q. Do you have a top tip for this year’s race entrants?
Fall in with your chosen pacer and we will get you to the finish and hopefully a PB for you.

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Thank you Liam. See you on Race Day August 20th 2023.

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In the Spotlight – Pacer Colette O’Donoghue

Q. Where are you from?
Watergrasshill


Q. Are you a member of a running or Athletics Club?
Yes, Watergrasshill AC


Q. What time are you pacing?
85 minutes


Q. How many times have you paced the Cork City 10 Miler?
This will be my 4th time


Q. What other races have you paced?
Railway Run, Dingle Full & Half, Charleville Half, Kilkee Half, Cobh 10


Q. Do you have any pre-race rituals?
Like to get a good warm up in before, it’s key to get the legs ready for the road ahead!


Q. What will you eat the morning before the race?
Scrambled eggs on toast & coffee


Q. Do you have any words of encouragement for this year’s race entrants?
Enjoy the experience, trust your training, and use the pacers to take the thinking out of the run.


Q. Do you have a top tip for this year’s race entrants?
Keep it steady at the start, and try and have a kick towards the end of the race, no better feeling than a strong finish!

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Thank you Colette. See you on Race Day August 20th 2023.

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In the Spotlight – Pacer Tadhg O’Sullivan


Q. Where are you from?
Mallow


Q. Are you a member of a running or Athletics Club?
Yes, Bweeng Trail blazers


Q. What time are you pacing?
60 minutes


Q. Do you have any pre-race rituals?
Few tunes


Q. What will you eat the morning before the race?
Porridge

Q. Do you have any words of encouragement for this year’s race entrants?
Enjoy it, don’t overthink the race. Trust in your training.


Q. Do you have a top tip for this year’s race entrants?
Don’t go out too quick! Lock in your target pace early on and stIck to it!
Hydrate and eat well the week of the race.

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Thank you Tadhg . See you on Race Day August 20th 2023.

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In the Spotlight – Pacer Padraig Sheahan


Q. Where are you from?
Millstreet


Q. Are you a member of a running or Athletics Club?
Yes, Millstreet A.C.


Q. What time are you pacing?
80 minutes

Q. Do you have any pre-race rituals?
Plenty of Vaseline !!!


Q. What will you eat the morning before the race?
Porridge and honey


Q. Do you have any words of encouragement for this year’s race entrants?
Enjoy it . The pacers will do the worrying about pace. Just run, relax, enjoy and smile!


Do you have a top tip for this year’s race entrants?

What will happen on the day will happen. Don’t worry about the time it’s 10 miles for everyone. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy it’s good to be able to do it!

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Thank you Padraig. See you on Race Day August 20th 2023.

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In the Spotlight – Pacer Breda Gaffney

Q. Where are you from?
Killavullen, mallow


Q. Are you a member of a running or Athletics Club?
Yes, Mallow AC


Q. What time are you pacing?
80 minutes


Q. How many times have you paced the Cork City 10 Miler?
Twice

Q. What other races have you paced?
Cobh 10 miler, Charleville Half, Cork Half Marathon, Cork 10miler, Mallow 10


Q. Do you have any pre-race rituals?
No, just head to the start and off I go.


Q. What will you eat the morning before the race?
Porridge and banana


Q. Do you have any words of encouragement for this year’s race entrants?
Just to go out and do your best,and enjoy the race. The work is done and now is the day to let the hard work pay off.


Q. Do you have a top tip for this year’s race entrants?
Go with a pacer if you want to do a specific time , the pacer will help you achieve it.

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Thank you Breda. See you on Race Day August 20th 2023.

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In the Spotlight – Pacer Chris Grayson


Q. Where are you from?
England but now based in the Kingdom of Kerry!


Q. Are you a member of a running or Athletics Club?
Yes, Star of the Laune


Q. What time are you pacing?
75 minutes

Q. What other races have you paced?
London, Manchester, Dublin, Cork, limerick, Dingle, Tralee Jersey marathons to name a few


Q. Do you have any pre-race rituals?
I carry a lock of my beloved brothers hair with me to every race….He passed away suddenly 7 years ago…..


Q. What will you eat the morning before the race?
Special K


Q. Do you have any words of encouragement for this year’s race entrants?
Run for those who can’t and remember if it was meant to be easy everybody would be doing it!!


Q. Do you have a top tip for this year’s race entrants?
Get lots of “Race pace” in your training runs to get the body used to running efficiently.

Cant wait to be part of this awesome sporting event helping our fellow athletes achieve their goals! 🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️♥♥ See ya all on race day ❤❤💪💪💪

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Thank you Chris. See you on Race Day August 20th 2023.

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