Welcome to the Pacing Team Kevin Darragh

07 July 2019

Welcome to the Pacing Team Kevin Darragh

Massive Congratulations to Kevin Darragh from Acorns AC who has joined our pacing team for the first time...AND he got married on Thursday!! Wishing Kevin and Orlagh many happy years of running together! πŸƒπŸ»πŸƒ‍β™€οΈπŸ’•what a fantastic picture of them both!

Kevin is pacing the 1 hour 45 slot at the Great Rossa Run in Ardboe today (7th July) and will be pacing a sub 2 hour finish at the 2019 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon on Sunday 22nd September.  

“I hail from Dungannon, but I now live in Magherafelt.  I have been running for just over 3 years now and it's the best decision I've ever made.  I've met so many wonderful people and it has completely changed my life.

To date I have ran 2 marathons and I'm currently training for my 3rd this year in Dublin.  I have completed 13 half marathons, with my personal best being at the Belfast City Half Marathon (1.28.32).  I love the half marathon event in Belfast and I know the route very well. 

If I had one piece of advice to offer anyone tackling this event, especially for the 1st time, is not to get caught up and go out too fast.  Trust your training and stick to the plan. This is an amazing day out, so have faith in yourself and the work you have done, and enjoy every single second of it.

I am absolutely honoured to have been given this opportunity to pace at this year's Deep RiverRock Belfast City Half Marathon.  I will put my life and soul into ensuring everyone who runs with me gets in at the 2 hour mark.  I can't wait to see you all in September and don't be afraid to say hello.”


Kevin joins our team of Half Marathon pacers ranging from 1 hour 30 - 2 hours 15.  For more detail please visit www.belfastcitymarathon.com/get-training/Pacer-Scheme


Still not signed up? Final deadline to enter: 30th August 2019.  Register NOW at https://register.primoevents.com/ps/event/DeepRiverRockBelfastCityHalfMarathon2019