Bus and train passengers can walk the distance of 11 marathons in just one year

If you've taken the plunge and signed up for the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon 2016, you've got several months of training ahead of you. So before you feel overwhelmed by the thought of running 26.2 miles, remember that it pays to start small.
Bus and train passengers can walk the distance of 11 marathons in just one year

So many of us lead such busy lives that weaving in exercise into your daily routine is the ‘smart move’! Why not try getting off your bus or train a stop earlier and walk the rest of the way? This simple change could help build up your miles as part of your training programme.

Translink’s bus and rail services offer frequent and value for money options for our passengers. For instance, currently, travel on Metro Corridor 10 (Falls Road) and 11 (Shankhill) costs just £2 for a day return ticket purchased after 9.30 am every day until 28 November. Also Smartlink card-holders can enjoy stress-free journeys and value for money travel around the city for just £1.25* per journey (*city zone) – that’s a saving of 75p on the normal £2 cash fare!

Training Tip: Phone a friend!

If you want to stay focused, it’s great to run in company with others. Ask a friend to train with you and that way, you’ll stay motivated, even on those damp and cold mornings!
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