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Barbara Norris is in training for the Mencap Learning Disability Relay Team. Barbara was a pupil at Segal House nursery and has had a lifelong involvement with Mencap. Barbara explains here why Mencap is so important to her and why people should #StepUp4Mencap

1.Why have you decided to take part in 2017’s Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon?

Because I’m part of the Falcons Running Club and that is why I decided to take part.

 

2.Why have you become an official ambassador for Mencap? Do you have any personal connections to the charity?

I went to the Mencap nursery when I was two.

3.Mencap is the official charity partner of the 2017 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon. We want to encourage others to get active for Mencap – what reasons would you give other people to encourage them to take on a Marathon challenge and fundraise for Mencap in the 2017 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon?

I would support them and its going towards a brilliant cause.

 

4.What would be your top reason why people should get involved and #StepUp4Mencap and what are your tips for staying active?

Take up a sport, join the gym and motivate yourself.

5.What are your best words of advice for someone who is taking on a big challenge, like the marathon for Mencap?

Think positive – you can do it!  Focus on your run.  Smile and be happy and you will feel good about yourself.

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Marathon Run

The Full 26.2 mile marathon challenge.

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Wheel Chair Marathon

The wheelchair race commences one minute before the main marathon event. The Marathon Organisers, working with DSNI and Disability Action have developed the route suitable for wheel chair users.

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Team Relay Challeng

This challenge is for teams of 2-5 people, running the same course as the Main Marathon Race.

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8 Mile Walk

For those who think the marathon is a bit of a stretch, but who want to put their fitness to the test, try out the marathon walk – you’ll never walk alone!

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Fun Run for Adults

There’s always been a great sense of fun and community at the Belfast City Marathon and the Fun Run is an awesome way to catch the vibe – silly costumes are not compulsory, but they really do help!

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Fun Run for Children

There’s always been a great sense of fun and community at the Belfast City Marathon and the Fun Run is an awesome way to catch the vibe – silly costumes are not compulsory, but they really do help!

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