Saturday 20 January 2018

Aoibhin is all laced up and ready for the marathon

'FAIR City' actress Aoibhin Garrihy gets ready to join up to 2,000 walkers and runners who are expected to trek the lunar landscape of the Burren as part of the Clare Burren Marathon Challenge.

The Doolin, Co Clare, native, who plays newcomer Neasa Dillon in the RTE soap, joined event manager Gerry Reidy and sponsor Alan Logue at the Burren yesterday to launch this year's run on May 21.

The event includes a full 42km marathon, a 21km half-marathon and a 10km mini-marathon that is open to all ages.

It starts at the pier in the seaside town of Ballyvaughan and includes routes overlooking Connemara, the Aran Islands and Galway Bay.

Mr Reidy said: "The Burren is absolutely unique and we market it as the most beautiful marathon in the country."

Entry costs between €10 and €40 and forms are available by logging on to www.clareburrenmarathonchallenge.com

Irish Independent

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