Today saw another annual Walled City Marathon take place in Derry. Sponsored by SSE Airtricity, this was the second marathon in Derry in as many years. A annual event which is sure to grow as the years go by. Freddy Sittuk secured his win in just over 2 hours 25 minutes today. An amazing run by Sittuk was witnessed by all in Derry. Anne Curley was the first woman home in just under 3 hours.
However I was more interested in watching the local feet running through the streets of Derry today and there was many! Just as I thought I’d seen all the locals, someone else would appear. It shows the strength and determination and indeed the fitness that is clearly in our locality.
Schoolteacher Johanne McColgan finished her first marathon is fantastic time and local fitness instructor Maria McColgan also finished her first marathon in style.
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Both ladies ran with a smile on their faces and wherever you saw them, it remained intact. An amazing achievement for the two gals. Very well done folks.
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Some of the Pig regulars even appeared en route and I’m sure one man is enjoying a well earned pint of guinness tonight!!
So folks, very well done on the huge achievement today and here’s hoping those limbs don’t give you too much pain tomorrow. And if they do, rest assured that Maria insists that it is ‘good pain’!