Lisburn woman Emma Holmes will join a team of ten women selected to take part in a special training programme for the Belfast Telegraphs Runher’s second Titanic 10k event which takes place on Sunday, October 4.
Local women are being encouraged to take part in the event. A new 5k route has been introduced alongside the 10k event and both take in iconic views, locations and roads close to Titanic Belfast and the Slipways, Harland and Wolff cranes, Victoria Park and the Sam Thompson Bridge.
The ladies take part in a weekly training plan which is also available online to help individuals or teams prepare for the event.
Trainer Melissa Eccles said: “We’ve signed up ten women from throughout Northern Ireland who each have different running and fitness objectives and we hope they will inspire other ladies to sign up to Runher – from complete beginners to those who have already completed several Runhers and want to improve on time and technique.
“Each member of our ‘Team Telegraph’ won the opportunity to be part of the training group and we’ve already kicked off our weekly training sessions which follow the online Runher training plan.
“I’m looking forward to supporting our team within the training programme and help them achieve their goals. It’s brilliant for them to train with like-minded people while having fun and meeting new people. My aim is to help everyone get to the finish line and celebrate their success together.”
Emma is a primary school teacher took up running last year. “I absolutely loved being involved in Jog Lisburn and kept up my running and I was delighted to complete this year’s Lisburn 10K in just over an hour,” she said.
“I decided to sign up for this October’s Belfast Telegraph Runher Titanic to keep me motivated to get out and run and I’m thrilled to be part of the training team. I’m hoping to learn how to run faster.”
Online entry costs £18. For more details visit www.runher.co.uk.