Keith Whyte Waterfront Ultra Marathon III
The 26.2 M course will start and finish in the picturesque fishing village of Courtmacsherry , West Cork. Courtmacsherry and its surroundings are steeped in history and
for over seventy years Courtmacsherry has harboured a lifeboat station (formerly based at nearby Barry’s Point) and its volunteer crews have performed many rescues. The most famous was in May 1915 when the lifeboat of the day (the Ketzia Gwilt) rescued survivors of the RMS Lusitania sinking. Several famous lifeboatmen were involved on that fateful day. They were Tim Keohane (father of Antarctic explorer Patsy Keohane), John Murphy, and his son Jerry. The current Courtmacsherry lifeboat is the Frederick Storey Coburn
The 26.2 M course is a fast and flat course around Courtmacsherry bay where the sea is always by your side. It leaves Courtmacsherry travelling towards Timoleague village. Here it turns around and returns to Courtmacsherry village with the sea on your left side.
Once you come back to the village of Courtmacsherry, passing the church on your right, keep an eye out for the Lifeboat house and rescue centre and lifeboat out at sea on your left which has saved many lives over the last 70 years in Courtmacsherry and its surroundings.
From here, it’s the final kick to finish line.