Female runners urged to get involved in Belfast City Marathon

Communications Officer Jenna Flynn (Translink) plans on swapping her high heels for a pair of trainers on Bank Holiday Monday 4th May to participate in the event with her friends and family.
Communications Officer Jenna Flynn (Translink) plans on swapping her high heels for a pair of trainers on Bank Holiday Monday 4th May to participate in the event with her friends and family.
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With less than three months to Race Day organisers of the 34th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon are encouraging all females to swap their high heels for a pair of trainers.

Whether it is participating in the Eight Mile Walk with your mother or grandmother, joining your friends in a five-woman relay team or competing in your first marathon, you are guaranteed to feel better and have a smile on your face when you collect your medal or certificate at the Finish Line in Ormeau Park.

Lining up with all runners, walkers and joggers at the start line on Bank Holiday Monday 4th May will not only aid weight loss, but a recent newspaper article revealed that doing less than 51 minutes of running per week (in total) can lead to a reduced risk of heart disease.

“Modest” runners were found to have a 55% reduction in cardiovascular associated death risk and a 30% reduction in any type of death compared to non-runners.

So now that Valentine’s Day is over and the evenings are getting brighter, there is no excuse ladies, put your heels away and tie up your trainers to have a fun, healthy day out with friends and family.

Online entries are available now at www.belfastcitymarathon.com and first deadline date is Friday 27th March 2015 to avoid any surcharge rates.

The Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon is proud to work with sponsors such as Podium 4 Sport, Translink, Daily Mirror, ASICS, Randox Health, U105, Tayto, Athletics Northern Ireland and Belfast City Council.

Marie Curie is this year’s official charity and is Northern Ireland’s leading provider of palliative care services to people and families living with a terminal illness.

The charity provides specialist nursing care free of charge in a person’s home, local communities and at its Belfast Hospice.

By fundraising for Marie Curie you will be helping to ensure these vital services can continue. 

Every little count…for example £20 will play for an hour of nursing time, while £180 will provide nursing cover in someone’s home overnight.

So please decide to raise money for this very worthwhile charity.

For more information please contact Marie Curie on T: 0845 052 4184 or by email: daffodil.team@mariecurie.org.uk