Keep hydrated while training with ‘My Asics’:

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Keep Hydrated while training with MY ASICS:

Sports Performance Brand ASICS, official partner of Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon are urging all participants to set their training plan now with MY ASICS to ensure they reach the finish line injury-free on Monday 5th May 2014.

MY ASICS is a free online service that helps you achieve your running goals. So whether you are running the full marathon, participating in the team relay or competing in the Fun Run with your family and friends, the individual training plan covers all these distances.

You can log your runs, find useful information and communicate and share your progress with other runners who might be running beside you on Race Day. To download the free app, click http://www.belfastcitymarathon.com/get-training

“We are delighted to provide this training app to all participants in this year’s event to support each of you in the build up to reaching the finish line,” says Rebecca Tredant, ASICS UK and Ireland Event Manager.  So now you have the app, you must keep yourself hydrated. As title sponsor of the event, Deep RiverRock’s current advertising campaign – “When You Can’t Think Straight…Hydrate” – Centres on the importance of hydration in preventing a decline in mental and physical performance, which athletes are acutely aware of.

“Each year, we as sponsors are overwhelmed by the dedication and commitment of marathon participants and find inspiration in particular in the stories shared by each years chosen charity. Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon is a key platform for us to communicate the importance of hydration, especially as part of your training in the lead up to Monday 5th May.” Orla McKenna, Deep RiverRock Brand Manager.

To sign up to the 2014 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon, please go online at www.belfastcitymarathon.com or alternatively contact the Marathon Office on 028 9060 5933.  The Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon is proud to work with sponsors such as Podium 4 Sport, Translink, Daily Mirror, ASICS, Randox Health, U105, Tayto, Athletics Northern Ireland and Belfast City Council.

If you would like to raise money for charity, we would encourage you to help our official charity, CLIC Sargent Northern Ireland, who are a leading cancer charity for children and young people. All monies raised by Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon participants will go directly to CLIC Sargent’s NI Homes from Home Appeal and will stay in Northern Ireland. For more information please contact CLIC Sargent directly on 0845 602 4770 / run@clicsragent.org.uk

For further information on this press release please contact:

Claire O’Reilly, Event Manager, Belfast City Marathon on: 077 9981 0473

Conor Toland, Event Assistant, Belfast City Marathon on: 078 2692 6777

Caption – (L-R) Robert Crabbe, Event Manager Deep RiverRock, Clare Houston, Event Team Member Deep RiverRock, Conor Toland, Event Assistant Belfast City Marathon and Orla McKenna, Brand Manager Deep RiverRock encourage everyone to get hydrated at this year’s event on Monday 5th May 2014.