Kipsang and McGlynn going for the win at the largest Half Marathon in NI

21 September 2019

Kipsang and McGlynn going for the win at the largest Half Marathon in NI

Gideon Kipsang Kimosop, reigning champion from last year will be defending his title at the 7th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon this Sunday. 

Last year he finished in a time of 1.07.44. 

 

Whilst Letterkenny’s Anne Marie McGlynn will be a strong contender for first female at the largest Half Marathon in Northern Ireland on Sunday 22nd September 2019.

 

This is a record year for the event with around 5,300 signed up, a massive 25% increase from 2018.

 

The competition is high with local challengers - City of Derry Spartan’s Kyle Doherty, Laura Graham of Mourne Runners (2016 ladies winner), Gladys Ganiel (North Belfast Harriers), City of Derry’s Denise Ward and Amanda Perry (Ballydrain Harriers).

 

Not to mention father and son team - Tommy Hughes of Termoneeny RC (former Olympic Marathon runner) and Eoin Hughes (Acorns AC) who are aiming to break the Guinness World Record for combined Father and Son time for a Half Marathon.  The record currently stands at 2 hours 20 minutes 33 seconds.

 

Event organisers are encouraging as much support as possible on the streets of Belfast tomorrow as we see the biggest line up to date for the Half Marathon.

 

Details of the 2019 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon route can be found HERE.

 

Keep an eye out for race day updates on the event’s social media channels – Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. 

 

Belfast Live will be the first for results on race evening.