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Kate Richardson rows in for new land-based challenge

The Northern Irish woman who recently rowed her way into the record books is in training for the Belfast Telegraph’s new Runher 10k Coastal Challenge, to take place on May 25.

In January Portadown woman Kate Richardson became the first woman from Ireland to row across the Atlantic.

The 22-year-old University of Ulster graduate and her four inspirational Row to Freedom crewmates completed their 3,000-mile adventure to raise awareness of human trafficking and gather donations for two charities.

Joining Kate in May on the new Runher point-to-point sea shore route are Holywood mother Juanita Brien and her daughter Tiffany, an award-winning sailor.

Kate, Juanita and Tiffany have been busy practising for the coastal challenge, which starts at Seapark, Holywood, and traces the path to Crawfordsburn Country Park.

There are two events taking place for both runners and walkers.

Runners, who will be chipped to ensure accurate timing, are expected to start the 10k run in five-minute waves, beginning at 7pm, to allow for comfortable access on the course.

Walkers are likely to start the 10k walk at 7.30pm, but an exact time is to be confirmed.

To enter either of the Belfast Telegraph Runher 10k events, or for more information, visit www.runher.co.uk.

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