Robbie Soars Mont Blanc…Slieve Gullion News

The entire club of Slieve Gullion Runners are so proud of fellow member Robbie Marsh has he took on this extreme challenge of the World famous CCC Mont Blanc  with an amazing belief and commitment at the start line in Courmayeur France  knowing that the alps with the amazing Mont Blanc lay in wait of him for the next 23 hours. This race saw runners from all over the World take part and Robbie held his own by ranking runners at each time stage , we tracked Robbie live in to the small hours of Saturday morning having started earlier that Friday and Robbie was finding his form at each stage and getting stronger.It’s not too often we hear about runners running 3 countries in one day and over some of the highest peaks in Europe at the same time, but Robbie ran at the start in Italy then on to  Switzerland  and finishing in France at  Chamonix under the famous arch and covering 101 KM  distance and a proud moment to have his family waiting for him at the finish line. Robbie’s finishing time was an amazing 23:06:09 and you can count that he is already planning something again ,but he will have to do something extra special to beat this ,as this is not just a local runner doing the area proud but Ireland. Well done to Robbie and his family a true moment to treasure for ever. #teamSGR
Well done to Sharin Byrne who ran again at this year’s  Rathfriland 5K event on Wednesday evening with  some welcomed rain near the end to cool all the runners.  Sharin took on this event last year and knowing that it is a tough wee course she took it on again. Sharin proudly represented the club and came away with her well earned medal and a great time of 48 mins .
SGR Lawrence Malone took to Belfast on Sunday that seen him kick off the first event in September for the club. The 10k course that starts and finishes in Ormeau Park is one of the top races in the running calendar and great to see an SGR take it on. Lawrence finished in a great time of 00:46:34
If you needed another incentive to enter this years G819…all online entries for the event will be entered into a competition to win this amazing prize.
The recently opened Killeavy Castle Estate have given us an amazing prize, which all ONLINE ONLY participants have a chance to win. A one night stay ( For 2 people) including breakfast could be yours. Get online and sign up today…8 Mile run, 8KM run or 8KM Walk.
The G819 8k  /8 Mile run and 8K Walk is back for 2019 and will take place at the Slieve Gullion Forest Park on Sunday 3rd November ,online registration is now open at just type G819 on search bar and please sign up,  help us celebrate our clubs 5th birthday celebrations in style  by taking on the G819. More details to come on the event leading up to the G819. We would like to thank our Main sponsor Mulkerns EUROSPAR for their continued support and we will also be helping to support the Fight-For-Alfie at the event. Thank you to the Killeavy Castle Estate  for this great prize and supporting the event.
MONDAY CLUB RUN ……………………………………….
Come join us for our clubs Monday run at Slieve Gullion  Forest Park for a 6.45pm start time .Meeting point will be at Slieve Gullion car park .Everyone welcome.

You can check all details on upcoming events both near and far on the SGR Online Events Guide 2019/20 ,this is updated daily ,a click away from your next run here  and at NI Running Please support our many running events in your area. #supportrunningevents