DUBLIN DE­LIGHT

Athletics Weekly - - Sse Airtricity Dublin Marathon -

ON Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 28, 2018, Dublin will once again play host to one of the great Euro­pean city marathons.

This will be the 38th year of this su­perb event which is run through the cap­i­tal’s his­toric Geor­gian streets and its mag­nif­i­cent Phoenix Park.

Thou­sands of bois­ter­ous spec­ta­tors will line the route and such is the buzz from the crowd that over­seas par­tic­i­pants in the SSE Air­tric­ity Dublin Marathon have dubbed it the ‘friendly marathon’.

The course is largely flat, a sin­gle lap and starts and fin­ishes in the city cen­tre.

Con­di­tions for marathon run­ning are ideal, too, as the av­er­age tem­per­a­tures for the city in

Oc­to­ber are around 12°-14° C (53°-57° F).

Dublin is only an hour by air from most UK and Euro­pean cities and a large num­ber of the ex­pected en­try of 20,000 will be made up of over­seas run­ners, many of whom will be re­turn­ing to sam­ple Ir­ish hos­pi­tal­ity once more.

So why not go and ex­pe­ri­ence the oc­ca­sion for your­self? A warm and friendly wel­come is guar­an­teed.

How­ever, be warned, once you have tried it, you’ll want to go back again! En­ter on­line at: sseair­tric­i­ty­dublin­marathon.ie Tel: +353 1 626 3746

email: of­fice@ sseair­tric­i­ty­dublin­marathon.ie

All fin­ish­ers re­ceive a tech­ni­cal long sleeve t-shirt and medal.

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