Healthy Diet Healthy Finish Time

With less than 40 days to Race Day and long runs reaching high miles of 20+ this week, are you eating the right breakfast to guarantee success?

The organisers are delighted to welcome White’s Oats as sampling partner at the 34th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon and would encourage all athletes participating for the event to use this as part of their daily diet.

Eating porridge and oats for breakfast is perfect for athletes, whether you are participating in the full marathon or the 5k Fun Run as it releases energy properties slowly.

Danielle Mc Bride, Brand Manager White’s Oats says ‘’with an increased focus on healthy natural and nourishing whole foods, we are delighted to be involved with the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon again and offer our products to all entrants and families.

White’s ActivOat High Protein is developed with athletes and active lifestyles in mind as it provides all the key nutrients from oats with the addition of natural soy protein, so is a perfect choice for a sample for Race Day. White’s ActivOat High Protein contains all nine essential amino acids, the building blocks of muscle growth and repair and delivers over 10g of protein in one 40g sachet.”

So get the balance right for a successful event – eat healthy, train well and don’t forget that our first deadline is tomorrow (Friday 27th March), so sign up online at to avoid any surcharge rates.

The Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon is proud to work with sponsors such as Podium 4 Sport, Translink, Daily Mirror, ASICS, Randox Health, U105, Tayto, Athletics Northern Ireland and Belfast City Council.

Marie Curie is this year’s official charity and is Northern Ireland’s leading provider of palliative care services to people and families living with a terminal illness. 

The charity provides specialist nursing care free of charge in a person’s home, local communities and at its Belfast Hospice. By fundraising for Marie Curie you will be helping to ensure these vital services can continue.  Every little count…for example £20 will play for an hour of nursing time, while £180 will provide nursing cover in someone’s home overnight.


So please decide to raise money for this very worthwhile charity. For more information please contact Marie Curie on T: 0845 052 4184 or by email:

Marie Curie