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2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon: David Lloyd Club Belfast offer for run support

By Robert Jones

With New Year's resolutions kicking off this month, David Lloyd Club Belfast is calling on the public to get fit for a good cause and support Mencap in the 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon.

To help kick-start training, David Lloyd is giving away free 14-day gym trials to anyone who signs up for the marathon in aid of Mencap. The offer also extends to those who support Mencap in the Fun Run, 8-Mile Walk or Relay.

Mencap fundraising co-ordinator and European Lightweight Mixed Martial Arts Champion Leah McCourt recently joined Paralympics gold medallist and Mencap Ambassador Jessica-Jane Applegate MBE and rising boxing star Marc McCullough to announce the special offer.

Speaking at the announcement, Leah said: "We cannot thank David Lloyd enough for this special incentive for signing up for the marathon. As athletes, Jessica-Jane, Marc and I know the importance of exercise and staying fit.

"Those who train for the marathon in aid of Mencap will not only feel good physically but will also feel a great sense of pride for supporting a local cause.

"This is a big year for Mencap as we are moving into our brand new Mencap Centre next month, which will provide services to help children and young people with a learning disability and their families.

"Money raised from the marathon will go towards helping us enhance the services we provide and launch brand new services so that we can reach even more children and young people who need our support throughout Northern Ireland."

Michael Lindores, Sales Manager, David Lloyd Club Belfast, added: "Signing up to compete in a marathon, relay or other sporting event is a great motivator for those who are looking to improve their fitness, and it's even better when you are taking part for a good cause.

"The work Mencap does is very important and we hope that this free trial will help their supporters kick-start their training regime, and will encourage others to #DoIt4Mencap."

To sign up for the 2016 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon in aid of Mencap, visit mencapbigstepforward.org. The free pass will be issued with fundraising packs after signing up to #DoIt4Mencap.

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