Train for a marathon in 6 months at Mary Peters with 40% track discount

07 November 2017

Train for a marathon in 6 months at Mary Peters with 40% track discount

Athletics NI champion Gladys Ganiel and Éimear Degan (Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon)

Have you entered the 2018 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon ? Or want to enter but struggle with marathon training motivation during winter?

On May Day Monday 7th May 2018, close to 17,000 participants are expected to set off from Belfast City Hall in a bid to complete the 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon.

The Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon has teamed up with the Mary Peters Track to offer ALL 2018 entrants 40% off 6 month track memberships!  And with 6 months to go until the 7th May 2018 event, that’s plenty of time to train for your first marathon or beat that personal best!

Athletics NI’s Robbie Best said:

’The Mary Peters Track is a great place to train and we recommend anyone who is taking on the marathon to sign up for this great discounted rate.

Training at the track allows you to break up the monotony of running on the roads in a safe, fun, environment, in an absolutely beautiful setting. We’re close to the Lagan Tow Path which ideal for a quiet walk as you warm down.

You’ll also be able to rub shoulders with some of NI’s top track and field athletes, who use the track to train for events like the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia’’.

Gladys Ganiel, North Belfast Harriers is one such top track athlete who uses the Mary Peters track regularly.  Gladys recently achieved an amazing marathon Personal Best of 2:37:55 at the Berlin Marathon on 24th September!

Do you aspire to be the next Gladys Ganiel?  Or perhaps you want to fit in some training for shorter distances with your entire family in safe surroundings!  The Mary Peters track offers a range of memberships for families and over 18 year olds.

Whether you register for the 2018 Deep RiverRock Marathon Run and Wheelchair Race, Marathon Team Relay, 8 Mile Walk or Fun Run, you can avail of 40% discount at the Mary Peters.  Terms and Conditions apply.

For further details on the track discount and to sign up for the 37th Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, visit  or contact the office directly on 028 9060 5933.

The Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon is sponsored by Athletics Northern Ireland, Belfast City Council, Translink, Daily Mirror, ASICS, Intersport, Centra, Belfast Live and U105. Sampling partners are Musgrave Retailers, Deep RiverRock, Linwoods, Tayto and White Oats. 

Mencap Northern Ireland is the official charity partner of the 2018 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon and they urge you to #MoveIt4Mencap.  41,700 people in Northern Ireland are living with a learning disability. Mencap are the voice for people with learning disabilities, by challenging yourself in this year’s Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon you will help Mencap support even more people with a learning disability through their education, employment and family life programmes.  The money you raise will help Mencap provide its live changing services to local people all across Northern Ireland.  To find out more information about Mencap services in Northern Ireland; and about the people with whom we work please visit