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Have you always wanted to run a Marathon, but felt you didn’t know where to start?

Massive well done to our “Experiment 26.2” Group who crossed the finish line on Sunday 5th May 2019 for their first marathon.  

This programme may be available for 2020, more to be confirmed mid Autumn time.

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 2019 Experiment 26.2 Group


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Running History

Larry Claxton


Runs with Colin Glen Runners, Couch to 5K and Parkrun, Triathlons.  Running for Air Ambulance NI

Victoria Irving


Better Ambassador, member of Orangefield RC.  10K races.  Running for BART

Gráinne Savage


Translink Ambassador, 5K races and Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon.  Running for Cancer Focus NI

Caroline Crothers


Air Ambulance NI Ambassador, member of North Down AC - 5K, Parkrun, 10K and Half Marathon races

Ciaran Haren


SPAR Ambassador, 5K and 10K races, running for Action Mental Health

Edwin Howe


Framar Health Ambassador, completed Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon "Team Relay" and"Half Marathon" events.  Running for Stroke Association

William Oliver


Belfast City Council Ambassador, completed Newry Half Marathon.  Running for Air Ambulance NI

Liam Lavery


Stroke Association Ambassador, member of Dub Runners of Belfast, over 150 Parkruns, 5 x 10K races and 1 x Half Marathon

Claire Williamson


Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon, 10Ks and Parkruns.  Running for Cancer Focus NI

Patricia Doherty


BART Ambassador, member of Kernan RC, completed 5K, Parkun, 10K races and 7 x Half Marathons

Susan Spence


Member of North Down AC, completed 5K, Parkrun and 10K races.  Running for Air Ambulance NI

Gareth Amos


Member of East Down AC, completed 5K, 10K and Half Marathon events.  Running for Action Mental Health

Bethany Craig


 Completed Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon, running for Air Ambulance NI

Kevin Savage


 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon, 5K and 10K races.  Running for Cancer Focus NI

Sarah McGarrigle


Completed Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon and a number of 10K races.  Running for Action Mental Health

Diarmuid McLaughlin


Action Mental Health Ambassador, 5K, 10K races and one Half Marathon

Grace Nugent


Cancer Focus NI Ambassador, 5K and 10K races

Jane McCoy




Member of West Belfast Coolers, 5K, Parkrun, 10K, 8 mile and Half Marathon races.  Running for Stroke Association

Ken Leung




Couch to 5K, 10K and Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon in 2018, running for BART

Stuart Kennedy



Official Marathon Coach, qualified UK Athletics endurance coach, Ireland Masters Athlete with 40 years running experience and 20 years coaching experience




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In 2019 the group received the following fantastic package from our Official Sponsors and Partners:

  • Free entry for the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon on Sunday 5th May 2019
  • Free Training Plan from our Official Marathon Coach Stuart Kennedy
  • Free Nutrition Plan from our Official Nutrition Partner Framar Health
  • Full schedule of training activities inclusive of Better classes and complimentary races – Spar Omagh Half Marathon, Spar Craic 10K and Titanic 10K
  • Full Adidas training gear from McKeever Sports (Intersport), Rushmere Shopping Centre – shorts/t-shirts/jacket/trainers
  • 3 month citywide Health and Fitness membership with Better* Ts and Cs apply
  • 12 month membership with Athletics Northern Ireland* Ts and Cs apply
  • 6 month membership of the Mary Peters Track, Belfast: January - June 2019 inclusive.  Ts and Cs apply.
  • Free Q&A Sessions with Official Marathon Coach Stuart Kennedy, Framar Health, Better, Dr Gavin Breslin (Sport and Exercise Psychologist), experienced event Pacers and more
  • Complimentary training goodies from Deep RiverRock, Framar Health, Tayto, Spar, White’s Oats, Linwoods and more
  • And so much more!