I am on the hunt for my first half marathon. Of course we all know it can’t be just any old half marathon. Your first time has to be special 😍
Ireland is only a small country. The whole island is home home to just 4 million people, a similar size to the state of Kentucky and smaller than 25 states in the US. There are 124 countries with more people than us. As a result, there are not a huge quantity of races every year, although more and more are being organised.
In my search for a late spring time half marathon I have rejected:-
The Connemara half – I am reliably told it’s the hardest in the country and not for the beginner
The Longford Royal Canal Run – its half is made up of 4 laps of the same 5k route, which just does not have the glamour I want for my first.
Anywhere in Wicklow, Waterford, Cork or Kerry – plenty of glamour but too damn far away.
So I find myself hovering over the listing page of Runireland.com, the premier event listing site for the country longing for new events to be added.
I have made one decision though. I am going to do the Dublin Rock and Roll Half in August. I want one under my belt before then. I also cannot register til the new year.
So if you will excuse me, I am off to lurk at Runireland.com again.