Vhi Support Team member, David Gillick is encouraging Longford women preparing for the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon to get down to their local parkrun and kick start their training on Saturday, April 22.
parkrun in partnership with Vhi are extending a warm welcome to women training for the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon with just over 6 weeks to go until the biggest all female event of its kind in the world.
parkrun supports local communities in organising free, weekly, timed 5km runs every Saturday morning at 60 venues all over Ireland, with around 5,000 people of every age and ability taking part each week. The events are organised by more than 600 volunteers every weekend from Bere Island to Ballina to Ballinteer. Almost 80,000 registered participants have run more than 2.5 million kilometres at parkrun events since it started here in November 2012.
Women who want to enter the “jogger” and “fast jogger” categories in the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon can also achieve their qualification time at any one of sixty parkrun events nationwide. The qualification time for the ‘jogger’ category is a sub 40 minute 5km while the ‘fast jogger’ category requires a sub 30 minute 5km.
Entries for the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon are filling up fast and close on April 28 so enter TODAY!
1. By registering online at www.VhiWomensMiniMarathon.ie
2. By post - application forms will be available in The Herald every Wednesday and Saturday
Vhi Support Team member, David Gillick will be helping participants at his local parkrun in Marlay Park, Dublin, and commented;
“I’m really looking forward to the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon preparation day and welcoming lots of new participants into parkrun. parkrun’s are a great way to get some exercise, socialise and generally get your weekend off to a positive start. For anybody looking to take part in the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon, I’d encourage them to come down to their local parkrun and give it a go. You’ll see walkers and runners of all ages and abilities so you needn’t worry if you haven’t run or walked 5km previously.”
To register for a parkrun in Longford visit www.parkrun.ie. New registrants should select their chosen event as their home location. You will then receive a personal barcode which acts as your free entry to any parkrun event worldwide.
For further information on the 2017 Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon visit www.Vhiwomensminimarathon.ie or follow on Facebook at www.Facebook/ vhiwomensminimarathon or twitter @VhiWmm.