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Mourne way marathon runners

Mourne way marathon runners - image by Whisper Twomey

The 2010 Mourne Way Marathon is set to take place on Saturday 12 June 2010. After the sucess of last years event it is once again set to attract runners from Ireland, the UK and Europe to compete in what is fast becoming the most talked about off road marathon in Ireland.

In an added twist to this years event there will be the “Mourne Way Ultra Marathon” – a back to back marathon event which will see runners run off road across 52 miles (84km) of the best scenery that Northern Ireland has to offer in an “out and back” format.

There will also be a marathon, half marathon, 10k and 26 mile challenge walk events on the day.

The main event will see competitors race the 26 miles of the Mourne Way from Newcastle to Rostrevor, Co Down. This route is a linear route, almost entirely off road, traversing the foothills of the Mourne Mountains passing Tollymore Forest, Fofanny Dam, Spelga Dam, Leitrim Lodge and Yellow Water before arriving at the finish in Kilbroney Park in Rostrevor.

All routes will be fully waymarked – therefore navigation skills will not be a requirement for this event.


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Kit List for the Mourne Way Marathon

mourne way marathon river crossing

mourne way marathon river crossing - image by Trey Wheeler

The items listed below are OPTIONAL items for the 10K Run / Walk

Remember if you are planning on taking part it is essential that you undertake a training programme beforehand to ensure the day is as memorable as possible and not a nightmare if you’re having a hard time keeping motivated have a look here for Mountain marathon training tips.

Entries for the event are now open and all details can be found at www.mournewaymarathon.com

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Climbing a hill in the Mourne way marathon - image by Trey Wheeler

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