TRALEE women are encouraged to prepare for the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon by getting down to their local parkrun and kick start their training on April 22.
Parkrun, in partnership with VHI, are extending a warm welcome to women training for the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon with just over six weeks to go until the biggest all-female event of its kind in the world.
Parkrun supports local communities in organising free, weekly, timed 5km runs every Saturday morning at 60 venues all over Ireland, with around 5,000 people of every age and ability taking part each week. In Tralee it takes place at 9.30am in the Town Park.
Almost 80,000 registered participants have run more than 2.5 million kilometres at parkrun events since it started here in November 2012 and the Tralee Parkrun is a huge success.
To register for a parkrun in Kerry visit www.parkrun.ie. New registrants should select their chosen event as their home location. You will then receive a personal barcode which acts as your free entry to any parkrun event worldwide.
Women who want to enter the “jogger” and “fast jogger” categories in the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon can also achieve their qualification time at any one of sixty parkrun events nationwide.
The qualification time for the ‘jogger’ category is a sub 40 minute 5km while the ‘fast jogger’ category requires a sub 30 minute 5km.
Entries for the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon are filling up fast and close on April 28. To register online, visit www.VhiWomensMiniMarathon.ie or if you want to register by post, application forms will be available in The Herald newspaper every Wednesday and Saturday.