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Kinnegad 5KM 2014 | by Peter Mooney
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Kinnegad 5KM 2014

This is a photograph from the Kinnegad 5KM Road Race, Fun Run, and Walk held in Kinnegad, Co. Westmeath, Ireland on Wednesday 10th July 2013 at 20:00. The race is organised by Coralstown/Kinnegad GAA Club who also provide the facilities for Race HQ, parking, and after-race refreshments. This is the 5th running of this race and each year it has got better and better. The race is held on a fast and relatively flat course which provides opportunities for fast times and personal bests for all participants. The beautiful weather seen a large crowd gather on the mainstreet to cheer on finishers whilst locals also watched from their houses as the race passed. A wonderful atmosphere and a credit to the local community. Coralstown Kinnegad GAA club were the main organisers of the event. As mentioned above this is a fast flat course. The course is right handed. The course starts on the old N4 Sligo Road (goo.gl/maps/JWpnK) outside of SuperValue Kinnegad. Just before the 1KM mark the race turns right onto the Killucan road. There is a downhill stretch at the 1km mark where 500m later the course takes a right turn onto Boreen Bradach (a well known local walking route). The race stays with the boreen, which has a very good road surface, until about 800 meters to go where the race emerges into a housing estate. The boreen, which has grass growing up the middle in places, is very well sheltered from the elements and tonight it provided a nice cool shaded environment for participants. The final right turn is onto the main street for the finish (goo.gl/maps/es2Up) outside the newly re-opened Harrys of Kinnegad. A great spread of refreshments, served outdoors, were provided in the club house afterwards followed by the prize giving ceremony.

 

Location Map: Start/finish areas on Google StreetView and Google Aerial provided above and below on this description. Kinnegad is very accessible on the motorway and national road network of Ireland positioned at the intersection of the M4/N4/M6/N6 roads.

 

Some Useful Links

Kinnegad 5KM 2014 Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/pages/Kinnegad-5k-2013/273534359410327

Google Streetview Location of Race HQ at Coralstown/Kinnegad GAA Club Grounds: goo.gl/maps/o0KOX

Google Streetview Location of Race Start goo.gl/maps/JWpnK

Google Streetview Location of Race Finish at Harry's of Kinnegad on the main street of Kinnegad goo.gl/maps/es2Up

Results from the 2013 Race: www.redtagtiming.com/results/Kinnegad5km_2013.pdf

Previous Kinnegad 5KM Photographs

Our Flickr Photographs from 2013 Kinnegad 5KM www.flickr.com/photos/peterm7/sets/72157634580196967/

Our Flickr Photographs from 2012 Kinnegad 5KM www.flickr.com/photos/peterm7/sets/72157630534171096/

Our Flickr Photographs from 2011 Kinnegad 5KM www.flickr.com/photos/peterm7/sets/72157627186893850/

Our Flickr Photographs from the 1st Kinnegad 5KM in 2010: www.flickr.com/photos/peterm7/sets/72157624580703513

 

Can I use these photographs directly from Flickr on my social media account(s)?

 

Yes - of course you can! Flickr provides several ways to share this and other photographs in this Flickr set. You can share to: email, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Tumblr, LiveJournal, and Wordpress and Blogger blog sites. Your mobile, tablet, or desktop device will also offer you several different options for sharing this photo page on your social media outlets.

 

We take these photographs as a hobby and as a contribution to the running community in Ireland. Our only "cost" is our request that if you are using these images: (1) on social media sites such as Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, Twitter,LinkedIn, Google+, etc or (2) other websites, blogs, web multimedia, commercial/promotional material that you must provide a link back to our Flickr page to attribute us.

 

This also extends the use of these images for Facebook profile pictures. In these cases please make a separate wall or blog post with a link to our Flickr page. If you do not know how this should be done for Facebook or other social media please email us and we will be happy to help suggest how to link to us.

 

Can I use these photographs on Facebook for profile pictures, posts, and cover photographs?

Yes! - of course you can! But please remember - if you just take a photograph and use it on Facebook as a profile picture, wall post, or cover photograph none of your friends will know who took the original photograph. The use of photographs in this way gives photographs added value and importance. Please credit us by putting a link to this set of photographs or our Flickr account in a post on your Facebook page. This only takes two minutes and it means a lot to us. Otherwise people will never know who the original photographers are.

 

I want to download these pictures to my computer or device?

 

You can download the photographic image here direct to your computer or device. This version is the low resolution web-quality image. How to download will vary slight from device to device and from browser to browser. However - look for a symbol with three dots 'ooo' or the link to 'View/Download' all sizes. When you click on either of these you will be presented with the option to download the image. Remember just doing a right-click and "save target as" will not work on Flickr.

 

I want get full resolution, print-quality, copies of these photographs?

 

If you just need these photographs for online usage then they can be used directly once you respect their Creative Commons license and provide a link back to our Flickr set if you use them. For offline usage and printing all of the photographs posted here on this Flickr set are available free, at no cost, at full image resolution.

 

Please email petermooney78 AT gmail DOT com with the links to the photographs you would like to obtain a full resolution copy of. We also ask race organisers, media, etc to ask for permission before use of our images for flyers, posters, etc. We reserve the right to refuse a request.

 

In summary please remember when requesting photographs from us - If you are using the photographs online all we ask is for you to provide a link back to our Flickr set or Flickr pages. You will find the link above clearly outlined in the description text which accompanies this photograph. Taking these photographs and preparing them for online posting does take a significant effort and time. We are not posting photographs to Flickr for commercial reasons. If you really like what we do please spread the link around your social media, send us an email, leave a comment beside the photographs, send us a Flickr email, etc. If you are using the photographs in newspapers or magazines we ask that you mention where the original photograph came from.

 

I would like to contribute something for your photograph(s)?

Many people offer payment for our photographs. As stated above we do not charge for these photographs. We take these photographs as our contribution to the running community in Ireland. If you feel that the photograph(s) you request are good enough that you would consider paying for their purchase from other photographic providers or in other circumstances we would suggest that you can provide a donation to any of the great charities in Ireland who do work for Cancer Care or Cancer Research in Ireland.

 

We use Creative Commons Licensing for these photographs

We use the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License for all our photographs here in this photograph set. What does this mean in reality?

The explaination is very simple.

Attribution- anyone using our photographs gives us an appropriate credit for it. This ensures that people aren't taking our photographs and passing them off as their own. This usually just mean putting a link to our photographs somewhere on your website, blog, or Facebook where other people can see it.

ShareAlike – anyone can use these photographs, and make changes if they like, or incorporate them into a bigger project, but they must make those changes available back to the community under the same terms.

 

Creative Commons aims to encourage creative sharing. See some examples of Creative Commons photographs on Flickr: www.flickr.com/creativecommons/

 

I ran in the race - but my photograph doesn't appear here in your Flickr set! What gives?

 

As mentioned above we take these photographs as a hobby and as a voluntary contribution to the running community in Ireland. Very often we have actually ran in the same race and then switched to photographer mode after we finished the race. Consequently, we feel that we have no obligations to capture a photograph of every participant in the race. However, we do try our very best to capture as many participants as possible. But this is sometimes not possible for a variety of reasons:

 

     ►You were hidden behind another participant as you passed our camera

     ►Weather or lighting conditions meant that we had some photographs with blurry content which we did not upload to our Flickr set

     ►There were too many people - some races attract thousands of participants and as amateur photographs we cannot hope to capture photographs of everyone

     ►We simply missed you - sorry about that - we did our best!

 

 

You can email us petermooney78 AT gmail DOT com to enquire if we have a photograph of you which didn't make the final Flickr selection for the race. But we cannot promise that there will be photograph there. As alternatives we advise you to contact the race organisers to enquire if there were (1) other photographs taking photographs at the race event or if (2) there were professional commercial sports photographers taking photographs which might have some photographs of you available for purchase. You might find some links for further information above.

 

Don't like your photograph here?

That's OK! We understand!

 

If, for any reason, you are not happy or comfortable with your picture appearing here in this photoset on Flickr then please email us at petermooney78 AT gmail DOT com and we will remove it as soon as possible. We give careful consideration to each photograph before uploading.

 

I want to tell people about these great photographs!

Great! Thank you! The best link to spread the word around is probably http://www.flickr.com/peterm7/sets

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Taken on July 9, 2014