Maam Cross, Co Galway
Not long until April 1st!
Thanks very much to everyone involved, that was just brilliant, I didn't hit the wall, it fell on top of me, finishing was one of the best things I have ever done and I'll definitely be back next year.
Splendid event and a fantastic environment for it (and you managed excellent weather!). Your organisation was incredible, everything thought of and available in huge quantities; gallons of water out there, and lots of food at the finish.
Well done Ray! Absolutely fantastic event, nothing like it in the world! You really deserve so much credit. We all really enjoyed it, I loved every minute from start to finish, and usually I hate running in the sun.
What is the Connemarathon?
The Connemara International Marathon is a day of road running/racing around a very scenic part of the West of Ireland.
Comprising of a Half Marathon, a Full Marathon and an on-road Ultra Marathon (39.3 miles) all taking place on the one day on April 7th 2013. Entry fee for 2013 is €70.00(Euro).
The 2012 event was a sell out with over 3,300 entries with representation from 29 Countries.
Ultra Marathon (39.3 miles) 9:00am
Full Marathon (26.2 miles) 10:30am
Half Marathon (13.1 miles) 12:00pm
Bus Transfer from Galway, Oughterard and Clifden directly to race start
The race, including all the usual race support along the route.
Lots and Lots and Lots of 250ml Sports Cap Bottles of Water every 3 miles approx.
Sports Drinks at certain stations.
Portaloos at start, finish and every 3 miles (there were 70 in 2010)
Over 200 volunteers along the route.
15 Medical Personnel and Race Doctor, 3 Ambulances and a Medic Motorbike.
Hopefully the elation of finishing one of the world's truly magical marathon experiences.
Your Finishers Medal.
Your Finishers Ronhill Technical Tee Shirt. (The classic Blue 'I Hit the Wall in Connemara' ones that you see everywhere)
Lots of fruit and yet more water at the finish.
Post Race refreshments at finish area.
Buses back to your starting location (78 buses were employed by the 2012 Connemarathon).