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Tuesday 17 October 2017

Second Wexford marathon gets moving

By Amy Lewis

Last Thursday in Clayton Whites Hotel the second annual Wexford Marathon was launched. PIctured are Joe O'Brien, manager Clayton Whites Hotel; Madeleine Quirke, CEO, Wexford Chamber; Dee Boland, organiser; and Davy Martin, event safety and management officer, Wexford County Council.
Last Thursday in Clayton Whites Hotel the second annual Wexford Marathon was launched. PIctured are Joe O'Brien, manager Clayton Whites Hotel; Madeleine Quirke, CEO, Wexford Chamber; Dee Boland, organiser; and Davy Martin, event safety and management officer, Wexford County Council.

The second Wexford Marathon will hit the ground running on June 12 when it kicks off from Wexford Quay.

Participants will get on the move from 10 a.m. following an energetic performance from Sheila Grace Dance Company. The route will take them from Wexford town past Johnstown Castle and Murrintown and towards Larkins Cross. From here, they will have a flat five miles through Taghmon, before a tough one mile climb back up over Forth Mountain and an eight mile downhill to the finish in The Faythe.

All along the route there will be water and nutrition stations to keep everyone fuelled throughout the afternoon. The course is also fully marshalled, including motor marshals and cycling marshals.

The marathon is the brainchild of Wexford's Dee Boland, who saw an opportunity to establish a marathon in Wexford last year. Following the success of the inaugural event, she decided to go ahead with it again and is calling on people from across the country to take part.

Registration can be done through www.runwexford.com or www.active.com. All participants will receive medals and drawstring bags.

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