From Running Shannon to Running Spree

Posted on Apr 8, 2016

shannon_river Spree_Berlin_Ships

The first weekend in April saw a multitude of munster runners from a variety of clubs come together to celebrate their joy of running and no better city could have been nominated then the city of Berlin…. Half marathon was the chosen distance on what is considered The fastest “Sightseeing Tour” in sneakers, with lovely wide roads and a bounty of beautiful sights to ease the burn on the body running 13.1 miles (21.1km) in 18 degree heat and still smile at the end is no mean feat but was achieved by the group of thirtysomething that all travelled under the one flag, Irish athletes in a field of over 35,000….and how did it become a “running spree” I hear you ask …. ah well now that’s the clever bit …All the way from the River Shannon in Limerick to the River Spree in Berlin. Took me all week to think of that ! So to sum up definitely a bucket list race, and for all you juveniles out there, remember in a few years all these trips will be within your grasp. so don’t let up on your training, if your looking to the future have nothing but goals, and when reflecting on the past remember your achievements. Run long and Taper !!

 For all the inquisitive types, just copy and paste the results link below :

 http://results.berliner-halbmarathon.de/2016/?lang=EN        

 One small note, my garmin read 21.5 km at the end, thats a whole lap of the track extra !!

Just saying !! 

berlin 2016 half