Set yourself the goal of running Omagh’s Half Marathon

A new programme could help you take part in the 2018 Omagh Half Marathon.

The Enda Dolan Foundation is preparing to fire the starting pistol on a new season of running programmes.

The hugely popular ‘Couch to 5K’ programmes have already seen hundreds of local people pound the running track of Youth Sport Omagh over the past number of years.


Now the foundation, named in memory of Killyclogher athlete Enda Dolan, will take an ambitious step forward by offering participants the chance to train for a half marathon.

“The couch to 5K has been very successful, we’re averaging 200 plus people per session,” said Peter Dolan. “We have 12-15 coaches there all the time, it’s a well-run programme, but we work hard at it.

“We now see there’s an appetite for some of our graduates from the couch to 5K to take on this new half marathon programme,” he said.

“This is the first of its kind in this area with the goal that participants will embark in the Omagh Half Marathon on April 7.”

Peter Dolan, Patricia Campbell and Seanie Meyler preparing for the New Year running programmes, and Enda Dolan (right).

The new half marathon 12 week training programme starts on Tuesday, January 9 at 6.30pm at Youth Sport with registration on the first night from 6pm.

The hugely successful couch to 5K programme, now entering its fourth year, returns on Tuesday, January 30 at 7pm at Youth Sport, with registration on the first night from 6.30pm.


Both running programmes will conclude with the 5K ‘Run for Enda’/Omagh Half Marathon on Saturday April 7. For further information, visit the Enda Dolan Foundation on Facebook or contact (028) 8225 0403.

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