first_imgNow that the dust has settled, times have been verified, and the blisters have healed; we can reflect on what has proved to be a truly great Donegal sporting event.Despite inclement weather, it was evident that the runner’s spirit would not be beaten and the day was a massive success.The Organising Committee of the second Donegal Marathon and Half Marathon, which took place at the end of August, would like to thank everyone who took the time and effort to lend their support to the ‘People’s Marathon’ whether it was to participate, organise or sponsor. First and foremost, congratulations to all of the runners and walkers who participated so valiantly on the day. Your efforts were truly admirable and inspiring in equal measure.Well done to the winners of each of the categories but in reality, you were all winners on a day that consolidated an annual sporting event that can sit proudly in the Donegal sporting calendar for many years to come.The committee would also like to commend all of the marshals, Donegal Volunteer Centre, all of the volunteers and especially the local gardai who gave of their time to ensure that the event was run in a professional manner with limited inconvenience to the general public. Thanks also to the Donegal Sports Partnership who ran Marathon Information Nights and to the venues that facilitated this.To run any type of sporting event these days, and particularly one as extensive as the Donegal Marathon, will inevitably incur considerable cost and expensive. The committee would also like to acknowledge the support and assistance of their main funder, the locally elected members of the Donegal County Council. Other key sponsors included United Health Care and Watson Hire. Last and by no means least, the committee wish to thank you, the people of Donegal for your continued support and encouragement to not just the participants but also the organisers and staff, both on the day and in the lead-up to the event.It is your support that makes Donegal Marathon, ‘the People’s Marathon’ and it is your turnout along the route and at the finish line that inspires the committee and ensures that, just like the people that take part, this Donegal sporting event will run and run.DONEGAL MARATHON ORGANISERS THANK ALL THOSE WHO MADE IT A HUGE SUCCESS was last modified: September 16th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img

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