Born to Run Tralee Marathon Club in light of recent Government announcements will suspend training until the at least the 29th March
It has been a difficult decision, but our first thought is to protect the health of our runners. We understand that this decision will result in inconvenience and disappointment to our many runners, however, we are sure that all will understand that the decision is taken in the best interests, not just of our runners, but of the wider community.
People should follow the advice that has been provided by the appropriate agencies regarding the best way to minimise the risks to infection as well as what you should do if you feel unwell and are developing symptoms. This can be found in greater detail within the links below.
Unfortunately due to ongoing developments in the Corona virus (Covid 19) situation, and in light of this mornings directives from the government the difficult decision to postpone this years Couch to 5k graduation had to be taken. We deeply regret any disappointment caused and the lateness of the decision but in the interest of public health we felt it was the correct one to make. Please keep in contact with our social media pages on Facebook and here for updates as they develop.
We will let you know as soon as we do when this event will go ahead and we thank you for your understanding at this difficult time.
In the meantime we would encourage you all to keep your training going and we hope you all feel proud of your progress to date. It’s been our pleasure to have you all with us over the past 8 weeks. Hopefully when this crises passes we will be all on the roads together again in the near future.
BORN TO RUN 40 MILER: Registration for this year’s 40 Mile Ultra and Relay event which takes place on July 25th is open at https://www.njuko.net/btr40miler PARKRUN: Huge congratulations to Noreen Quirke who completed her 150th parkrun last Saturday.COUCH-TO-5K: The 2020 couch-to-5k participants will take part in their graduation run this Thursday, March 12th, from Áras an Phobail at 6.30pm. Well done to all the participants, coaches, training coordinators and the mentors who volunteered their time each night! Just a special note to the graduates to say if you want to keep running, just come long to the Aqua Dome on Tuesdays and Thursday nights at 6.30pm! 10 MILER: Congratulations to Michelle Greaney on hosting a hugely successful 10 Miler and 5k run on Sunday March 1st to raise much-needed funds for charity. TRAINING: Club nights continue on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6.30pm from the Aqua Dome. New members always welcome. For details of routes and training schedules, check out the Born to Run Facebook page. Anyone who may be out from running at the moment, please join us on Tuesday nights anyway for the cup of tea and a chat.
All the hard work is nearly over and the finish line is in sight for our hard working couch to 5k novices. It’s not been easy with the weather doing it’s best to put a spanner in the works on an ongoing basis but this group is made of stern stuff and have refused to allow their progress be haulted.
We hope the club will come together on March 12th to see them run their first 5k and complete the programme in style at Aras An Phobail. All finishers will be presented with medals and refreshments well be available afterwards.
Thanks to everyone who took part and to all our mentors who supported our participants. We hope this is only the beginning of many years of running with Born to Run
The rain and hail gave way just in time to see our athletes set off in dry and somewhat sunny conditions for the third running of the Tralee 10 Mile and 5k event. There were numerous PBs and people reached new milestones in terms of distance.
Our own Michelle Greaney organised the event in aid of the palliative care unite and as always put one a wonderful show. The flat fast 5k course was ideal for the speedsters and the 10 Mile course while containing a couple of testing pulls was a fair test for the runners.
Thanks to the Rose Hotel and their staff for hosting us as we recovered post race, the food and drinks were just what was needed to warm us all up again as the temperatures fell once again post race.
Attention now returns to training and preparations for Tralee Harriers Half Marathon and 10k on St. Patrick’s weekend.