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Saturday, May 03, 2008

Champion Sports Cork City Marathon and Marathon Relay 2008....Part 8 of 12 by Mick Dooley, Cork BHAA

(Mick Dooley of the Cork Business Houses Athletic Association is writing a 12 part series of articles for the Evening Echo. He has very kindly sent them on to me so that I can put them up here on this blog. They are written with the beginner in mind. Part 8 is based on 5 weeks to go, about the 28th of April)

Run for Charity
Running a marathon is a great achievement. It gives great personal satisfaction having completed several weeks of intensive training.
However, you can also help many other people if you decide to run for a charity. This can make your event much more rewarding, knowing, that you are helping other people while also achieving your goal. You may think that your effort to raise money for charity is of little significance but all charities are based on small amounts of money raised on a continuous basis. So no matter how small your donation is, it will be gratefully received by the charity of your choice. If you have not already found a charity to run for, you can view a comprehensive list of registered charities on the marathon website. You can contact the charity of your choice directly for your race pack.
Cork city marathon has not endorsed any particular charity for this year’s event but, has made a comprehensive list of charities available to view, on their website.

Charity running is a great way to enable runners to prepare and compete in a classic event as well as raise significant funds for a cause of their choice.
Champion Sports Cork City Marathon Training Guide

Week 8 of a 12 week training plan

Week 8
Mon, 30mins jog, Tue 40mins easy, Wed 60mins steady, Thurs rest, Fri 30mins easy, Sat rest, Sun- two and half hour run

Week 8
Mon 30mins jog, Tues 45mins easy, Wed 90mins easy, Thurs rest, Fri 16x1mins fast, Sat 30mins easy, Sun 20 mile steady pace

Serious Runners
Week 8
Mon 60mins easy, Tues 12x2mins 1min off, Wed 100mins easy, Thurs 7x5mins with 3mins recovery, Fri 45mins easy, Sat Rest, Sun 20mile steady pace
Upcoming events...
Pfizer 6 Mile Road RaceVenue: Pfizer Sports Complex, Ringaskiddy, Co. CorkDate & Time: Thursday May 8th, 2008 @ 8pm sharp (Note the day / date change)Contact: Kevin O'Driscoll (021 4328253)

IPS / Garda 5Km Road Race - RingaskiddyVenue: Pfizer Sports Complex, Ringaskiddy, Co. CorkDate & Time: Thursday May 15th, 2008 @ 8pm sharp Contact: Mick Dooley (087-9790806)

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