26extreme Mourne Way Marathon wins Outdoor NI prize:

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Mourne Way Marathon is Northern Ireland ‘Best Challenge’ event:

One of the most popular events in the Mournes, the Mourne Way Marathon, has been voted the ‘Best Challenge Event’ in Northern Ireland in the Outdoor NI.com Awards in association with Surf Mountain.

The winners of the OutdoorNI.com Awards were determined by 1,500 public votes which were sent in over the month of December through the OutdoorNI Facebook page with the Mourne Way Marathon receiving over a third of all votes.

“To win the Best Challenge Event award is such a fantastic achievement for me and for the event which is now in its sixth year,” said Ian Cummings of Mourne Way organisers 26 Extreme.

“We were up against some very popular events this year so it’s great to have our Mourne Way Marathon recognised as the best in Northern Ireland.  We believe that a combination of aspects set our event apart such as offering a variety of race distances, a dedicated support team on the day and simply unparalleled scenery here in the Mournes.”

Article taken from the Newry Reporter.  Photograph by NiRunning (Northern Ireland Running).