Welcome back to the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon Pacing Team Natalie Bowbanks

01 September 2019

Welcome back to the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon Pacing Team Natalie Bowbanks

Natalie Bowbanks from Tandragee is a member of Craigavon Lakers Running Club and will be pacing a sub 1 hour 45 minutes on Sunday 22nd September.

"My name is Natty and I am from Tandragee County Armagh.  I am a member of Craigavon Lakers running club.  Our club was formed in 2014 by a few of us who regularly meet up for training runs.  It has grown bigger than we ever expected and is the best club in the world!

To date I have ran 37 half marathons, 63 marathons and 5 ultra marathons.  I really enjoy pacing and I find it extremely rewarding and fun.  I have previously paced the Newry Marathon, Belfast City Marathon twice and the Belfast City Half Marathon last year and along the way I have made some great friends.  I’m absolutely delighted to be pacing 1:45 this time.

If you’re hoping to run your first half marathon I would encourage you to follow your training program and really stick to it as best you can.  Also if you can train with a friend it does help with motivation and the company is always good for long runs.  And most of all keep a positive mental attitude.  There’s nothing we can’t do if we set our minds to it!" 

Natalie joins our 2019 team of Half Marathon pacers ranging from 1 hour 30 - 2 hours 15.  For more detail please click HERE.