Local business Framar Health providing crucial nutrition advice to get you through May Marathon

17 December 2018

Local business Framar Health providing crucial nutrition advice to get you through May Marathon

The event organisers of the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon are delighted to introduce Framar Health as their Official Nutrition Partner for 2019.

Established in 1981, a year before the first ever Belfast City Marathon, Framar Health is delighted to be able to support athletes and runners with quality products and health tips as they train for the 38th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon on Sunday 5th May 2019.


Framar Health is a family owned business on the Lisburn Road, Belfast run by brothers in law Edwin Howe and Justin Maconaghie and is a centre of excellence in alternative and complementary therapies.  Framar offers a range of health foods and quality supplements in their busy retail store, as well as expert advice in its thriving complementary health clinic.


The Belfast event and “running” is at the heart of this local family business with co-owners and husband and wife team Edwin and Katrina Howe discovering their love for running only last year.  As part of #TeamFramar they both completed the Team Relay event in May, only to take on their first ever Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon in September this year.


Commenting on Framar Health’s new partnership with the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, Edwin Howe (Co-owner of Framar Health) said:


“We are honoured to partner with the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon. It is a fantastic event that brings many positive benefits to the city. It promotes a healthy and active lifestyle and at Framar Health this is something that we are passionate about. We always encourage our customers and clients to eat healthy and enjoy regular exercise. At Framar we are committed to bringing health and wellness through advice and support you can trust and we are excited to be able to extend that advice and support to the amazing competitors that will be taking part in this year’s Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon.”


The Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, the largest single participatory sporting event in Northern Ireland, returns on 5th May 2019, on a Sunday for the first time ever.  There’s a full line up of events to suit all levels of fitness including the Marathon and Wheelchair Race, the Team Relay, 8 Mile Walk and Fun Run, all with brand new improved routes.  All events will start at Stormont except for the Fun Run which will start and finish at Ormeau Park. 


Entries are open at www.belfastcitymarathon.com via the brand new MyTicket App.  The current rate is available until 28th February with a final entry deadline on 12th April 2019. 


The Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon is sponsored by Athletics Northern Ireland, Daily Mirror, Belfast City Council, Better, Translink, Daily Mirror, SPAR, Belfast Live and Framar Health. Sampling partners are Deep RiverRock, Tayto, White’s Oats and Linwoods.  This year’s official charities are Belfast Arthroplasty Research Trust (BART); Cancer Focus NI; Stroke Association; Air Ambulance NI and Action Mental Health.