The Burren Half Marathon & 10K take place in May every year. At Nordic Fitness Ireland we can help you to achieve the goal of walking either 10 or21 kilometres across the spectacular Burren course.
Our instructors have run and walked numerous 10K, marathons and half marathons but understand that this is the first time for some. It can be daunting wondering how you go from walking 5k to walking 10K and beyond but we are confident you can do it. We can remember how that felt. Following our training programme we are confident you can complete whichever course you choose.
Our calendar will include many of the walks and training sessions you need to include in your weekly programme. For the days we are not available you can meet up with others who are joining the challenge with you. It is always so much easier when you have the support of others.
The 2024 challenge takes place on Saturday May 25th. To join the event you need to book your place on either the 10K or half marathon.
1 Book your place on the half marathon or 10K.
2 Check out the training programme below to see what you need to do.
3 Check the calendar and come along to classes and walks.
4 Join the What’s App group
1 Give us a call and we can book you in for a lesson.
2 Purchase Nordic Poles. You will need your own poles to join our programme. We will help you to find the right poles for you
3 Follow steps 2-4 above
Following our training plan will help you to complete the half marathon or 10K in a safe & enjoyable manner.
You will gradually increase the distance you walk over the 12 week programme. We have also included some strength training sessions which helps to prevent injury as well as helping you to enjoy the experience rather than just getting around it and suffering with aches and pains for days after the event.
You need to complete the 4 days per week as outlined in the training programme. Many of the sessions will be on our calendar but if there is not a session on at a time to suit you or there is not a session scheduled, check in on the What’s app group to see if there is someone to walk with. We can advise on routes for the long walk if we don’t have one scheduled.
On the ‘rest’ days consider either going for a gentle stroll, swimming, cycling or yoga. You are advised to have a rest day the day before your long walk.