Wednesday, May 2, 2012
All at Sligo AC want to send our wishes to 3 of our club athletes who are competing in this years Belfast City Marathon. The 3 "Hard Men" are Declan "Olly" Marshall, Damien "ebay" Kennedy and Eamon "Red Mist" Dunbar. These 3 lads have covered some serious miles over the past number of months and have even been known to camp out in Union Wood as they have trained so much in the wood since Christmas. All this training will stand them good stead as the line up at the start line outside City Hall on Monday morning. As one legend of the Sligo Long Distance Road running scene once said "Go out hard, and hang on", Best of luck Lad's as you tackle the Marathon distance and remember "The marathon is a charismatic event. It has everything. It has drama. It has competition. It has camaraderie. It has heroism. Every runner can't dream of being an Olympic champion, but he can dream of finishing a marathon." Pictured above is the 3 Belfast Bound Lad's with Marathon Guru and Sligo AC Coach Alan Kearins after one of Alan's Marathon training sessions which seem's to have taken it's toll on Olly by the look in his eye's.