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We are very lucky in Killarney to have the natural resource of Killarney National Park on our door step, what better place to run? The routes for this year’s Gleneagle Run Killarney utilise the beauty and tranquillity of the lakes and woodland.
With 2 stunning routes to suit all levels of fitness there is something for everyone. The 10K and half marathon routes have been designed to be as flat as possible or downhill in some places to get you the fastest times, you might even be celebrating a PB at the after party.
10K: Starts on the Muckross Road finishes in the Gleneagle Hotel
Half Marathon: Starts at Molls Gap and finishes in the Gleneagle Hotel
Full route details and map profiles are available on www.runkillarney.com
Advice on Running Gear from Chris Grayson
Sports shoes are probably the most important piece of fitness equipment you’ll buy, so it’s vital to pick the right pair.
A person’s left and right foot can be as much as a half to a full size in difference. Forces on the feet can be one and a half times our body weight when walking and two to three times when running. It is crucial that your shoes fit correctly to prevent many foot conditions and alignment problems.
THE RIGHT FIT
Only you can tell if your shoes fit properly. If they aren’t comfortable, don’t buy them! Don’t plan on shoes stretching with wear, because feet spread with age. Have your feet measured every time you buy shoes. Both feet should be measured as they are often different sizes. Always buy shoes for the BIGGEST foot. Go shoe shopping late in the afternoon. Feet swell to their largest then. Size depends on shoe make and style, too. Don’t insist you always wear one size if the next feels better.
To ensure that you are wearing the correct pair of runners, it is important to have your gait analysed. All good sports shops offer video and gait analysis.
Replace Old runners
Running shoes should be replaced every 300 to 500 miles. Wear and tear in runners may not be apparent to the naked eye.
Places are filling up fast make sure to register online www.runkillarney.com or register by calling into O Sullivan Outdoor Shop, Killarney.