The First In A Series Of Online Virtual Races Will Take Place In Cork Today
It's in place of the Cork City Marathon
The annual Leeside race, which is now in its 14th consecutive year, was cancelled earlier this week due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
It had been rescheduled to take place on September 6th, however Cork City Council and the marathon organisers decided to postpone the physical marathon until 2021.
Instead a series of online virtual races will begin today and continue throughout the Summer, which will allow people to run solo or in small groups and submit their times online.
All the while, supporters can cheer on family members and friends taking part across the Cork City Marathon social media channels.
Speaking to RedFM News, Cork City Marathon 2019 Winner Gary O'Hanlon says virtual races are the perfect way for runners to bridge the gap during lockdown:
More from Coronavirus
Dr. Tony Holohan to step back from role as Chief Medical Officer for family reasons
Dr. Tony Holohan has announced he is to take time out from his role as Chief Medical Officer for family reasons.
The country's Chief Medical Officer Dr. Tony Holohon is stepping aside from his role
More to follow.
COVID19 UPDATE: 5 additional deaths, 15 new cases
Another five people have died of Covid-19 in the Republic of Ireland.
People on the Covid19 payment and other job seekers payments will not be paid if they go on holiday during pandemic
The Department of Social Protection says it's because they are not considered to be genuinely looking for work.
BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition goes virtual
The BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition is going virtual for the first time in the exhibition's history in January 2021
Bus and train drivers will not be making people wear face coverings on public transport
The National Bus and Rail Union says it's not the drivers job to ensure mandatory mask wearing.
Northern Ireland's Deputy First Minister Refuses Calls For Her To Stand Down
It comes as police investigate alleged social distancing breaches at Bobby Storey's funeral
Teaching Unions Concerned That Schools With Over 1,000 Students Will Struggle With Social Distancing
The ASTI says a mix of remote and in-class lessons may be needed in some schools as a result
Government Could Delay Allowing Unrestricted Travel Access Between Ireland And 'Green Countries'
A list is due to be published next Thursday, outlining destinations where people can travel to, and not have to self-isolate for 2 weeks when they return.
Cork City Hoteliers Focusing On The Present But Keeping An Eye On The Winter Months
Failte Ireland will today call for the country to reopen to oversea tourists as soon and as fast as public health considerations can allow
Health Minister Says The Goal Is To Have Every Student Back To School In August
Unions and teachers have expressed concerns about new guidelines on social distancing.
Popular Cork Tourist Sites Reopen After Months Of Closure Following COIVD19 Outbreak
It's hoped their reopening will provide a boost to the local economy and encourage staycations Leeside.