The Dingle Marathon and half marathon are scheduled to take place for the first time this coming September. The Marathon begins and ends in Dingle in South West Ireland and promises to delight runners with its spectacular scenery. The route is a loop and takes in the roads along the Dingle Peninsular.

The Athletics Association of Ireland will certify the route; making the Marathon an official race.

The half marathon heads off in the direction of Ventry to Slea head and finishes near Dunquin where participants will be provided with refreshments and a bus service is laid on to take people back to Dingle for the celebrations.

The full marathon has all the half has to offer but much more. After continuing on from Dunquin, the spectacular scenery continues to keep the spirit alive. The full marathon is a tough run; it has a lot of challenging sections. It is however a hugely rewarding achievement.



All levels of runners are welcome including walkers and charity runners and it is hoped that they will spend the weekend enjoying the beautiful surroundings that Dingle and County Kerry have to offer.

The Marathon is organised by Ken Dunne who is an experienced marathon runner and has first hand experience of the course.

Dingle Marathon

Next event date:
2009: 12. September

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Website:
www.dinglemarathon.ie

The Thames 10K at Beale Park near Reading is an unusual, extremely scenic evening run through the park and along one of the most beautiful stretches of the river Thames. Starting and finishing by Beale lake, this midsummer race runs past Beale Park's ancient statues, through woodland and along the river towpath. It is generally a flat race on mixed terrain with some gentle slopes.

The race is supporting the Charity Against Breast Cancer and is open to all runners.

Did you know?...


  • it's all in the rhythm - make sure you develop a rhythm to your running and place your heels on the ground before the balls of your feet.
  • you should develop your speed - build it up over time by doing shorter runs and use this to judge what speed you can keep up for a given period of time.
  • you should keep a log - if you're planning a long distance race you need to keep track of your training. It's also quite motivating to see how you've progressed.

Jog in the Park

Next event date:
2009: 8. July

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Website:
www.joginthepark.co.uk

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