Supporting the Marathon Mission

first_imgWhatsApp Twitter NewsLocal NewsSupporting the Marathon MissionBy Alan Jacques – February 7, 2014 906 THE Great Limerick Run is getting behind ‘Marathon Mission’, a programme set up by the Dublin Marathon and Athletics Ireland with the aim of improving the standard of competitive marathon running in Ireland.The programme was set up to nurture an environment for Irish marathoners that will lead to Irish runners qualifying for and competing with distinction in major championships including the Olympics and being competitive on an annual basis in the Dublin Marathon. The programme is now being fostered as part of the Barrington’s Hospital Great Limerick Run.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Great Limerick Run director John Cleary commented, “This programme really works and is producing top-class marathon runners. We believe in what Dublin Marathon are doing to produce quality marathon runners and we are excited to  be involved in this initiative.”“The Great Limerick Run is not in competition with the Dublin Marathon. In fact, not only are we not in competition but we are now able to assist each other. We are committed to Dublin Marathon’s Marathon Mission,” he added.Marathon Mission has already proved a huge success in Ireland. Clare athlete Sean Hehir, winner of last year’s Dublin Marathon, was an advocate of the programme. Hehir is also the first Irish man to win the race since John Treacy in 1993. In the previous two decades the race had been won 11 times by a Kenyan runner, twice by a Russian and Ukrainian, and once by a South African, an Ethiopian, a Scot, and a Welshman.This year, in recognition and support of top athletes participating in the Great Limerick Run a new time bonus prize has been introduced. Time bonuses will be awarded in addition to any prize money and are aimed at encouraging and supporting athletes to make the Great Limerick Run 2014 their personal best marathon.Dublin Marathon elite-athlete co-ordinator Eugene Coppinger’s ‘Let’s Get Started’ training blog is available online at Facebook Previous articleBurglar jailed after found hiding in wardrobeNext articleEducational apartheid needs to be addressed Alan Jacques Print Linkedin Advertisement RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img TAGSAthletics IrelandBarrington’s Hospital Great Limerick RunDublin MarathonMusic Limerick New Music: 40Hurtz Celebrating a ground breaking year in music from Limerick #SaucySoul: Room 58 – ‘Hate To See You Leave’ Emma Langford shortlisted for RTE Folk Award and playing a LIVE SHOW!!! this Saturday #HearThis: New music and video from Limerick rapper Strange Boy Watch the streamed gig for Fergal Nash album launch Emaillast_img

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