National Sports Campus Host Grant Thornton Corporate 5k Team Challenge
600 runners, making up 150 teams, took part in the Grant Thornton Corporate 5k Team Challenge last night in Fingal at the National Sports Campus, Blanchardstown. Aimed at encouraging social running amongst the business community, the event welcomed both seasoned runners as well as beginners. The event offered participants a view of the National Sports Campus and its excellent sports facilities and is the first of three 5k Challenges for 2015 with Cork and Dublin Docklands to follow.
After running my first marathon in Dublin in 2006 I came to Barcelona in the spring of 2007 to prove that I could do better, but more importantly to run a marathon that would not cause me so much pain and suffering (The last 4 miles in Dublin were as bad as it gets) - in search of that finish line high that most first time marathoners talked about. That spring marathon in 2007 proved to be one of the most enjoyable marathons I ever ran, crossing the line I almost broke into tears I was so happy - the last 2 miles were the only painful ones and only moderately so compared to Dublin. I could have broken 3:30 on that occasion if it had been my priority but I was over the moon with my 3:33:49 PB.