Belfast 24Hr race and Irish National Championships

26th June 2022

The Belfast 24Hr race and Irish National Championships took place at Victoria Park Belfast last weekend. The championships featured a 100 Mile race, a 50 Km race, and a 24Hr race which involves the competitors running as far as they can. This is the ultimate marathon challenge. Gowran AC’s own Aoife Lyons has ben competing for a few years in ultra events, and last weekend she came second with an amazing distance covered of 176Km in 24Hr. That’s the distance from Gowran village to Cork airport, or Gowran to Galway city. This is not for the feint hearted, and requires specific endurance training, and dedication. Aoife’s distances and PB’s are knocking on the door of the Irish national team. Well done Aoife, brilliant result for your hard work. We hope it inspires others.