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Your race... your pace! We have another fantastic team of pacers this year supported by Charles Hurst.

Follow the sub menu pages to meet your Mash Direct Belfast City Marathon and Half Marathon pacers ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿ‘‰

Why should I run with an official pacer?

The Mash Direct Belfast City Marathon Marathon Pacing Team are experienced marathon runners who will encourage you throughout the 26.2 miles and help you meet your finisher time goal. It is also a great opportunity to run with a like-minded group and make your run more enjoyable.

Which pacer should I run with?

You should choose a pace that best reflects your training and ability level, allowing you to run at a comfortable pace throughout the marathon. If you can't decide between two paces (for example 3:00 and 3:15), it is recommended that you start with the slower pace as you can always pick it up later in the race.

How do I find my pacer at the Start Line?

There will be designated start areas for specific finish times and you can follow the signage to these positions. 




โ€ผ๏ธ Get involved with #BCMHealthMonth โ€ผ๏ธ

Head down to your local Park Run and meet our pacers, get out and get ACTIVE ๐Ÿƒ‍โ™€๏ธ

Details below๐Ÿ‘‡

 Training for the walk, relay or marathon – Park Runs are for ALL ๐Ÿ’ช

Your 2023 Pacing Team – Driving Forward with Charles Hurst ๐Ÿš—

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Date Park Run Pacer(s) Pacer Club Meet Point
Sat 4th Feb Waterworks Neil Mercer (3.15)
Patrick McAuley (3.30)
North Belfast Harriers kids play park at the briefing area. Entrance via cavehill road
Sat 4th Feb Ormeau Park Mark Carey (3.45)
Paul Tyrrell (3.45)
West Belfast Coolers
Beechmount Harriers
Ozone Centre, gravel pitch
Sat 11th Feb Castlewellen Gareth Armstrong (4.45) Atlas Running Club coffee shop, main car park, Castlewellan Forest Park
Sat 11th Feb Craigavon Natalie Bowbanks (4.15) Portadown Running Club Coffee Shop, South Lakes Leisure Centre
Sat 18th Feb Waterworks Stephen Walker (4) North Belfast Harriers kids play park at the briefing area. Entrance via cavehill road
Sat 18th Feb Bangor Donald Smith (4.15) North Down AC Steps of the bowling pavillion in Ward Park, Bangor @0920
then head down to the briefing in front of the War Memorial @0925.
Sat 18th Feb Wallace Paul Bracken (4.30)
Marty Caldwell (4.30) 
Jog Moira the main bandstand in Wallace Park 9am 
Sat 18th Feb Comber  Graeme McGowan (4.45) Scrabo Striders Comber community centre 9am 
Sat 25th Feb Wallace Patrick Kerr (3.15) Jog Lisburn Bandstand
Sat 25th Feb Victoria Park Danny Bradley (3.30) Orangegrove  main car park, through underpass
Sat 25th Feb Crawfordsburn Neil Mearns (4) Scrabo Striders - just outside the front entrance of the Woodlands Cafe



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