Carrowmena Adventure Team does The ‘Belfast City Marathon‘ 4th May 2015
Well guys, this weekend the Carrowmena Crew were on the road again, but this time instead of clambering up the side of great mountains we were pounding the streets of Belfast.
That’s right folks, we ran the ‘Belfast Marathon’… whoop whoop!
The ‘Carrowmena Crew’ don’t like to stand still and are always up for a challenge, and what better way to spend the bank holiday Monday (apart from Glamping & taking part in activities at Carrowmena of course) than to run this great event in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care.
The Carrowmena Team relay team were numbered 5141 and consisted of Garret, Michelle, Lottie, Paula and Willis with a support crew of Christa & G.
The Carrowmena Team where on the road early from Limavady, with the Carrowmena Camper on the go at 5.30am! At 7am the crew assembled at the Odyssey and a plan was produced by Lottie.
The first leg of 6.2 miles from City Hall to Bridge End would be ran by Garret, Michelle would then take up the pace and run the second leg of 3.4 miles from Bridge End to Hillview Road. Here Lottie would stretch her legs and cover the 7.1 miles to Gideons Green (she organised so took the longest & hardest leg) where the ever ready bunny Paula would be waiting to cover the next 4.6 miles. Then it would be over to our secret weapon Willis to blast to the finish from Corporation Street and bestow the glory onto ‘Team Carrowmena’.
Pee stop check….. well let’s do this!
The race started at 9am and before we knew it Garret had finished his leg coming in before the 4 hour pacer, Michelle as eager as ever was off like a shoot (once they found each) as Lottie was waiting she saw Michelle & was off like a bat out of hell, 61 minutes later Lottie sent Paula on her way. With her confidence growing with every step, Paula met Willis at Corporation Street.
After a quick selfie & a check of his hair, Willis was away.
Look at this man fly…
35 minutes later Willis crossed the finish line with hands aloft and finished the ‘Carrowmena Relay Team Belfast Marathon 2015’ in…………. 4 hours 8 mins and 15 seconds!
This placed the team at 642 out of 1819 rely teams…Boom!
After all that excitement, the team then headed for The Kitchen Bar and restaurant for some well earned grub and refreshments.
This place is awesome guys and the staff are some of the best in the business, be sure to go here when your next in “The Big Smoke”.
Well, ’til next time…from a very tired Carrowmena Team.
The 26.2 mile route.
Modelling for ‘Asics’…..
All done & dusted for another year, what next?
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