Tipperary runners to compete against international and national ultra-runners in the Energia 24 hour race

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Tipperary runners to compete against international and national ultra-runners in the Energia 24 hour race

Wexford Marathon club - Angie Whelan, Anna Monaghan, Mag Balfe and Anthony Kennelly

6 ultra-running athletes from Tipperary will participate in the 2018 Energia 24 Hour Race this Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th June 2018 in Victoria Park in Belfast. The Energia 24-hour race is an endurance race where competitors run as many laps of the 1,652 metre course as they can in 24 hours. Now in its ninth year, Energia has sponsored the race since its establishment, expanding its involvement over the years to title sponsor.

With close to 300 athletes competing, the Tipperary ultra-runners will run against athletes from Australia, Japan, New Zealand as well as Europe, the UK and Ireland. 

The following Tipperary ultra-runners will participate in the 24 hour event.

·        Neil Proven (51) – Clonmel

·        Noel Gillman (51) – Clonmel

·        Pat O’Connor (49) – Clonmel

·        Shane Greene (40) – Clonmel

·        Paula Wright (42) – Newport

·        Siobhan McHugh (46) - Clonmel

Race Director, Ed Smith commented; "It is remarkable the depth of long-distance running talent that is arriving from Tipperary on the Energia 24 start-line and the participation from counties all across Ireland gets stronger and stronger each year."

Michael Ringland, Energia’s PR and Events Manager, said, “The Energia 24 Hour Race is an internationally renowned ultra-running event that we are proud to support. It has steadily grown in popularity over the years and the fact that the level of participation is higher than most comparable races internationally is testament to the work of the 24 hr race team. The caliber of competitor from Tipperary taking part is an indication of how competitive the race has become and we look forward to cheering them on.”