Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 28 December 2014

Eithne takes on Runher challenge at Stormont

ROSETTA woman Eithne Angelone is in training for her fourth Belfast Telegraph Runher event next month.



Over 1,000 women are expected to join her and her nine colleagues from Hewlett-Packard at the Stormont Estate on Sunday, October 9.

Recruited to the team by co-worker Gillian Logan, Eithne is enjoying the training as she explained: “Gillian is a great organiser and I’m delighted to be taking part with a crowd from work. We’re all out walking at lunchtimes in preparation for the big day. It’s a fun event and I enjoy the camaraderie.”

Organised by retail outlet Up and Running, Belfast Telegraph Runher draws women from all over Northern Ireland who walk, run or jog the traffic free route choosing either the 5k or 10k circuit.

A Belfast Telegraph Runher Champion for successfully signing up 10 others to take part, Gillian receives a goody bag of running gear worth £80.

The team ranges from experienced runners to those who are looking forward to walking the 5k or 10k course.

Health and wellbeing is important to all the team who recently competed in a global Hewlett-Packard wellness challenge. Named the Belfast Baps they were one of 11,000 teams who took part. Over three months they tracked their weight, exercise minutes and steps taken and were ranked in the top 700 HP teams worldwide.

Information, training advice and details on how to be a Belfast Telegraph Runher champion is available on line at www.runher.co.uk and on line entry is open until Wednesday October 5. The summer entry fee of £15 has been extended until September 30 after which it costs £17.

A children’s race takes place at 1.30pm, the 5k at 2pm, 10k at 2.10pm, pre event tours of Parliament Buildings begin at 3.30pm and there is an awards reception at 4.15pm in Parliament Buildings.

Potential entrants are also invited to take part in a special free training session at Ormeau Park, Belfast on Saturday, September 17 at 11am to help them gear up for race day on Sunday October 9.

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