Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 20 August 2014

Over 6,000 to race at City Half Marathon

The organisers of the second Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon have announced details of the event which is scheduled for Sunday September 14.

And lending support to yesterday's launch were NI 1500 metres champion Danny Mooney and multi-NI record holder Kerry O'Flaherty.

This announcement follows on from last year's inaugural event which proved to be an outstanding success. This year it is expected that over 6,000 participants will take part.

The 2013 Men's event was won in style by Irish 10k road champion Stephen Scullion from south Belfast while world triathlon star Aileen Reid enjoyed a huge four minutes winning margin in the Ladies race.

Chairman Danny O'Connor said that in order to capitalise on this level of interest last year's course was no longer appropriate.

Accordingly an entirely new course has been devised for this year when the event will start and finish at the King's Hall. The flat course, which should facilitate fast times, will take in the Lisburn Road, City Centre and the Titanic Quarter before returning via the Albert Clock and Botanic Gardens. Prize money will total £3,000 while this year's official charity is the CLIC Sargent NI.

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