Friday, October 28, 2011


“A marathoner is a marathoner regardless of time.
It's all in conquering the challenge."

October 31st 2011 the date many of our Sligo athletes will have a life changing experience.
The marathon is a daunting thought for those experiencing their first one, but thinking about it is worse than the reality. That’s what sets you aside as a marathoner you’re not thinking about it anymore you’re doing it, you’ve realised the challenge and are facing it head on.

You‘ve put in the training, the hard miles, you’ve made the sacrifices and gave the commitment and now you are ready for that challenge.

The dream of completing 26.2 miles will become a reality, the race will start and finish, the day will end, and it will all be over .You will experience pain and hurt, self doubt, and more than once you will question whether you can complete the distance, you will have a moment when you say “I don’t think I can do this” and when this happens remember in the end you will have a lifetime of knowing you have.
You are a marathoner.

The emotion of crossing the finish line is like nothing you have experienced before and cannot be described until you experience it yourself. Just before you close your eyes that night you will smile and feel the joy of what you have achieved, you won’t remember hurt or pain and wonder to yourself what was all the fuss about.

You will be the inspiration for others to follow.

Take a bow marathoner.

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