Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Run with Sonia in Cork

Those of you who know your Irish geography already know that the ancestral home of the O'Sullivan clan is County Cork. Both of Villanova's famous O'Sullivans hail from Cork -- Marcus from Cork City and Sonia from the coastal city of Cobh (with the "bh" in Irish pronounced as "v", making Sonia's hometown sound like "Cove" -- an apt name if you've ever been there). If you're in Cork this month, you'll have a chance to run alongside Sonia O'Sullivan in the Cork City Marathon. Here the promo for the race:

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Sonia O’Sullivan sounds the final rallying call for entries to the Bord Gáis Energy Cork City Marathon

Bord Gáis Energy Cork City Marathon

Closing date for registrations to the Bord Gáis Energy Cork City Marathon is next Monday, 10th May 2010 and Irish athletics legend Sonia O’Sullivan has called on people to join her on the start line.

Sonia will be lining up with a high-profile celebrity team to run the Team Relay event on Bank holiday Monday 7th June and says that whether you’re a part-time jogger, an occasional walker or a total marathon novice, the Bord Gáis Energy Cork City Marathon has something for everyone.

“It’s such a fantastic experience and a real thrill to take part in a marathon, whether you’re running the whole 26.2 miles or taking a leg in the team relay event. There’s an incredible atmosphere on the streets of Cork City and right around the marathon route on marathon day and the atmosphere is electric. It’s not too late to take part - grab your friends, your family, your work colleagues and register before Monday 10th of May - you won’t regret it and it’ll be one of the best experiences of your life, I promise you.”

About the marathon Team Relay Event
Teams of up to five people can run, walk or jog the race which takes place on Bank Holiday Monday June 7th . The ‘marathon for everyone’ encourages individuals of all levels to get involved – from first timers to professional athletes, with the option of running the marathon as an individual or as part of a relay team made up of up to five people.

The relay provides a great way for people to enjoy the marathon with friends, family or colleagues while raising money for a charity of their choice. Up to 10,000 people are expected to take part this year and organisers hope to raise €3million for over 150 charities, including this year’s designated charity the Irish Cancer Society.

You can email or post your entry form - to register online or request an application form go to

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