RP Really Teams
Relay teams for the Belfast Marathon seem to be proving more popular among RPs than GO teams this year! The Marathon takes place on May Day (Monday) and this year there is a (mostly) Renwick team (‘Really?’ – me, Strob, Lindsay, Amy & Rachel M), a Kilraughts team (2 Pinkertons, Davy F and 2 randomers) and ‘PJ’s heroes’ (Joel, Conor, Mark, Cream James (both of them) and Steven McC). There was also going to be a Dromore team, but they
chickened out didn’t get it sorted in time.
The map of the route can be seen be clicking here. According to those who actually know where these places are, it’s not a great route. I’m running the second leg which is 6.2 miles. Last year’s ‘Renwick House’ team did the whole thing in 04:24:14 and Joel’s team (‘Scrabo Harriers’) did it in 03:57:10. We definitely need to beat the Renwick team from last year ‘cos they only had one boy! There’s a pace chart that shows you what your final time will be based on what speed you’re running each mile.
More exciting than the marathon however is the annual Renwick post-marathon BBQ which kicks off at 7pm! Here’s a few snaps from the warm-up one we had on Thursday night:
And as a bonus, spot the RP minister who appeared in this week’s Londonderry Sentinel!
By the way – 20 comments on the birthday thread, easily a record!!