TES are all set for this year’s Belfast Marathon
Sponsored by Deep River Rock, & in Aid of MENCAP.
27 members of the TES team will be taking part in the annual Belfast City Marathon. The TES Group will be entering a total of 5 relay teams, (each relay team containing 5 determined runners) + a team of 2 have volunteered to walk 8 gruelling miles. Each relay team will run a total of 26.2 miles. (Divided amongst the 5 runners) See below our 5 teams, and the plan of attack for each.
Our team of runners have be training hard in the lead up to Race-Day, regularly meeting for coaching and running sessions at the Mid Ulster Sports Arena in Cookstown. We want to do ourselves and the charity proud. Staff from many different departments, and of all ages and fitness levels will take part in a combined team effort to raise funds for this year’s chosen charity MENCAP, the leading voice of learning disability. (Please scroll down for more on MENCAP)
On the morning of the Belfast Marathon, our eager TES runners will be departing Cookstown at approximately 7am, (an early start for Bank Holiday Monday, if I don’t say so myself) aiming to arrive in Belfast for approximately 8am, with the race commencing shortly after arrival.
You can track our relay teams progress & results via our Social Media Channels.
Mencap are a passionate group of people committed to changing the world for everyone with a learning disability
Formed in 1946, Judy Fryd, a mother of a child with a learning disability, wrote a letter to Nursery World to highlight the unfairness of her daughter being away from a mainstream school. Little did Judy know, this would be the start of Mencap, an exceptionally charitable organisation, now established as the leading UK charity for people with a learning disability.
The services we provide range from round-the-clock care to helping someone join in with local leisure activities, providing advice and information on things like employment and education, helping someone to live independently for the first time, and even things like reporting a crime to the police. In a nutshell, Mencap try to help in any area of a person’s life where they need support.
Mencaps Vision & Mission
Our vision is a world where people with a learning disability are valued equally, listened to and included.
Mencap’s mission is to transform society’s attitudes to learning disability and improve the quality of life of people with a learning disability and their families.
For more information, support & advice please visit:
To make a direct donation to mencap please visit:
To get involved with mencap please visit:
The Official 2017 Charity for the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon is Mencap.
Date: Monday 1st May (Bank Holiday Mayday)
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Belfast will host the 2017 event on Bank Holiday Monday 1st May. Over 17,500 runners are expected to hit the streets of North, South, East and West of the City.
The event has grown with the inclusion of new sponsors which now include Deep RiverRock, Belfast City Council, U105, ASICS, Daily Mirror, Translink, Athletics Northern Ireland, Linwoods, Belfast Live, Centra, White’s Oats, Podium 4 Sport, U105 and Tayto.
The Team Relay is split into five parts. The following distances are approximate:
6.2 miles, 3.3 miles, 7.2 miles, 4.5 miles, 5.0 miles.
More info on the routes visit: http://www.belfastcitymarathon.com/about/Team-Relay-Event