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06-06-2019, 15:00   #1
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Marathons in Ulster

Hi All,

I am hoping someone can help or give some advice on the different options for running a marathon are in Ulster.

I am currently in the middle of running 4 marathons in Ireland (1 in each province) in 2019 for charity.
I have Connemara (Connaught) and Cork (Munster) done and have Dublin (Leinster) booked but have not yet booked one in Ulster.

I ideally wanted to do the Belfast one but this was between the 2 mentioned above so it would have meant 3 marathons in 7 weeks which would have been too risky injury wise.

There is Armagh end of August and one in Monaghan during September but I am unsure as to how big etc these are. Would love to hear from people who have done them or if anyone else knows of any other marathon in Ulster.

Ideally I want to run it in 2019 but there is a part of me wondering should I postpone and do Belfast in 2020.

Any advice or info would be greatly appreciated

Cheers
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06-06-2019, 16:59   #2
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I did the Monaghan one in 2017. It's a lovely race but it was on a looped course, 1 loop through town and 4 loops through the nearby forest park, which I don't mind at all but is not to everyone's taste. The scenery was stunning, though I hope you don't mind a few hills if you're planning on doing it.

I think there were not quite 100 runners doing the full marathon
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Hi All,

I am hoping someone can help or give some advice on the different options for running a marathon are in Ulster.

I am currently in the middle of running 4 marathons in Ireland (1 in each province) in 2019 for charity.
I have Connemara (Connaught) and Cork (Munster) done and have Dublin (Leinster) booked but have not yet booked one in Ulster.

I ideally wanted to do the Belfast one but this was between the 2 mentioned above so it would have meant 3 marathons in 7 weeks which would have been too risky injury wise.

There is Armagh end of August and one in Monaghan during September but I am unsure as to how big etc these are. Would love to hear from people who have done them or if anyone else knows of any other marathon in Ulster.

Ideally I want to run it in 2019 but there is a part of me wondering should I postpone and do Belfast in 2020.

Any advice or info would be greatly appreciated

Cheers
Have a look at this one, i did it last year. beautiful course, well supported but limited to 250 runners. Flat course the whole way.
Think there's a link to a video of the course on you tube somewhere.

http://larneac.co.uk/antrim-coast-road-marathon/

If you want to mix it up, then there is the Causeway Coast Marathon in September, bit of trail, beach and mixed terrain running.
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Doesn't look like the Armagh Marathon is going ahead nothing about it yet and nowhere to register......
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