Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Belfast Marathon

Just home from Belfast where himself did us proud yesterday when he ran his second marathon in 3 hrs and 25 mins. He took ten minutes off his time last Oct at the Dublin marathon. This is him at 21 miles and he was basically smiling as he ran by us ;-)

After the marathon we went back to the hotel for lunch and met these two fantastic women. Catherine (Kay) O'Regan is the lady to the left - she's 75 years of age and just ran her 97th marathon yesterday. What's amazing about her is that she took up marathon running at 49 and had a personal best time at 3hrs 15mins when she was 58. She has a busy marathon schedule this year and hopes to clock up marathon no 100 by October. I am flabbergasted by this woman's achievements. You can read all about her here. The other lady Mary Chapman is also a fantastic athlete as she ran the marathon yesterday in Belfast but also ran the ULTRA marathon in Connemara 3 weeks ago which is 39 miles!!! I feel like donning my trainers now to get out there and run...What a privilege to meet these ladies ;-)

1 comment:

Niamh Greene said...

Almost makes me want to run....NOT:) Well done Ed!! xx