Muff C25k graduate seeks new
BOLT Running Club Couch
to 5k graduate, Angela Hegarty, is encouraging local
fledgling runners to consider the relay option at
this year’s Waterside Half Marathon.
The Muff mother of two was one of a number of local
runners who completed their first 5k at the recent
‘Jog in the Bog’ event and the high of that
achievement has left her hungry for the next
The three person relay option at the Waterside Half
Marathon on Sunday, September 1st, offers runners
who don’t want to complete the full 13.1 miles
distance the opportunity to run a shorter distance
and still enjoy the race day experience.
Bolt Running Club members, left to right, Angela
Hegarty and Maria Shanks have signed up for the
Waterside Half Marathon relay on Sunday, September
Angela will take part
in the relay, which is split into a five mile and
two four mile stages, with her fellow Bolt runners
Maria Shanks and Louise Strain.
“I've never been sporty or belonged to a club so
completing my first 5k has given me the push now to
keep running and join the Bolt Club on their weekly
runs,” she says.
“There was talk about possibly doing a relay at the
Waterside Half Marathon, so that got me thinking,
yeah, maybe I could do that?"
“My aim is just to finish it and to just have fun
really and enjoy the day with my fellow relay
The relay distances of four and five miles are the
perfect next milestone for anyone who has just
reached the 5k milestone or who is starting out in
running through Parkruns."
The Waterside Half Marathon takes place on Sunday
September 1st beginning at the parade ground in
Ebrington Square and finishing on the running track
at the nearby St Columb’s Park.
Registration for the Waterside Half Marathon has
been extended and is open now at