Excel Sports organises and runs unique sporting events around County Donegal, Ireland.
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10 Days to go to the inaugural East Donegal Half Marathon finishing in the fabulous Oakfield Park. Get registered today at http://register.primoevents.com/ps/event/EastDonegalHalfMarathon
For anyone looking for another Event or Adventure, Excel Sports are running an Adventure Race in Falcarragh, Co. Donegal at the end of October. Early bird rates apply till 30 Sept.
Following negotiations with management at Oakfield Park, we can now confirm ALL spectators will have FREE access to the finish line of the East Donegal Half Marathon. We would like to take this opportunity to thank both competitors and supporters for all the constructive feedback and apologise for any confusion caused. Excel Sports will cover the additional charges. It should be noted, however, that any spectators wishing to gain full access to the park, when it opens at 12 noon after the race, can do so by paying the normal admission price. Competitors' family passes will be valid all day. Again, we would like to thank all competitors and their supporters for their feedback and, of course, to the management of Oakfield Park for facilitating the new arrangement.
Half Marathon Training Sept 18. Mon/Tue. 6-8k. Wed/Thur. 10k. Sat/Sun. 14-18k. Week Sept 25. Mon/Tue. 5k. Wed/Thur. 6k. Sun. Race. From this week you should be starting to cut back on the length of the runs slightly. Next week is just some easy runs to keep the legs going to Sunday. Don't try to make up for missed sessions or planned runs you intended to do. Just move on till next training day. Enjoy and happy Training. 😀
EAST DONEGAL HALF MARATHON RACE DAY DETAILS. REGISTRATION and number pick up will take place at Oakfield Park on race morning from 7.30 - 8.30. PARKING. There are 145 parking spaces at Oakfield Park. If you are coming with your family (kids) it's preferable you park here. If you are traveling together as adults it's advised you park at the Mart car park. This is the starting area for the race. It is 1.6k / 1 mile from Oakfield Park. There will be a shuffle bus provided to take you to the park and back. The race will FINISH in the Park. When you register you can leave dry clothing there for after the race. REFRESHMENTS will be served for PARTICIPANTS only at Buffers restaurant after you finish the event, which is located directly across from the finish line. However the restaurant will be open from 9am for spectators and families to avail of. Every ENTRANT is entitled to take one adult and up to 3 kids who will gain entry to the park. If you are bringing additional people they will be charged. This family entry is only valid for the day of the race. Due to significant interest in this race PREREGISTRATION is advised as soon as possible. I am aware that some athletes may prefer to register on the day. However I would appreciate to know in advance, as numbers need to to be given to the Park in relation to Buffers restaurant. REGISTER at https://register.primoevents.com/ps/event/EastDonegalHalfMarathon Please post here if you plan to register on morning of race. 🏃🏃🏻♀️🏅😊 Cheers folks. Eunan.
Some of the views you will see in Oakfield Park at the East Donegal Half Marathon. Get registered this weekend https://register.primoevents.com/ps/event/EastDonegalHalfMarathon
Half Marathon Training Week Sept 11. Mon/ Tue. 6-8k. Wed/Thur. 8-12k. Sat/Sun. 16-20k. This will leave 2 more weeks to the Half. The weather isn't good but it will feel great running in it. Just get out there! Shoes on, out you go. Have a great week. Eunan
With just over 2 weeks to the Inaugural East Donegal Half Marathon it's time to sign up and get entered! As this is a new event, and has created great interest I would encourage anyone who is thinking of doing the event to register as soon as possible. This would greatly benefit the Race director as adequate provisions have to be in place for the event, and would be much appreciated. Remember your entry for the East Donegal Half Marathon includes a FREE FAMILY ENTRY TO THE PARK. Make this a great day out for the family. Oakfield Park - The hidden jewel in East Donegal. Thanks Eunan Quinn - Race Director
This is the finishing straight for the East Donegal Half Marathon. If this is your first Half Marathon you do not want to miss this opportunity to cross the finish line in such a beautiful setting. Register today using this link: https://register.primoevents.com/ps/event/EastDonegalHalfMarathon
Here is the link to the Run course for East Donegal Half Marathon. Start time 9am October 1.
Half Marathon Training week Sept 4. Mon/Tue. 6-8k. Wed/Thur. 8-10k. Sat/Sun. 14k. Add some cross training if you wish. Even walking is beneficial as there is no stress on the body, just movement and this will enhance recovery from your runs. Make the commitment and get registered. This will give you better discipline and focus over the coming weeks. Have a great week everyone 😀 Eunan