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Four out of four for Clady woman Irene

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Four out of four for Clady woman Irene thumbnailUrnai Runners member, Irene McNulty, who completed four half-marathons in four days as part of the Donegal Extreme North Quadrathon, pictured with her coach, Alan Redstone.

COMPLETING one half-marathon would be tough for many runners, but Clady woman Irene McNulty really pushed her body to the limit by completing a remarkable four races in four days as part of the Donegal Extreme North Quadrathon last week.

Beginning last Thursday, Irene completed a 13 mile run each day across four locations - Malin, Kinnego Bay, Muff and Mamore Gap, part of which elevates from ground level zero to 1,280 feet within a 1.5 distance

Irene has been training with Urnai Runners, a small group based in Clady, for almost two years. After completing the Derry Marathon in June, she decided she wanted to do something different.

After hearing about the Donegal Extreme North challenge, she began intensive training with her coach, Alan Redstone.

"When she said she wanted to do it, I though she was off her head!", joked Alan. "We put a training plan in place, and she stuck to it.

"Her times were all respectable, just over two hours for each race. Her last race was actually the fastest. She is one of the first ones around this area to complete a feat like that. It was some achievement."

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