Friday, May 29, 2009

Running in the Sun

What a day outside and the weather forecast is for a sunny bank holiday weekend. Here’s hoping… Running in the sun is not something Irish people are used to though so here are a few tips for the day;

  • Dress lightly – light coloured, loose-fitting clothes will help your body breathe and cool itself naturally. Tight clothing restricts that process. Dark colours absorb the sun’s light and heat.

  • Wear sunscreen – at least SPF 15

  • Hydrate – drink plenty of water the night before and in the morning of the race. Sip regularly rather than gulp it all in one go. Be careful though, don’t over do it. You don’t want to have to go to the loo during the race.

  • Wear running shades if you have them. They’ll stop you squinting.

  • Bring a spare pair of socks to change into after the race. You’ll love the fact that they’re dry.

Don't forget we're all meeting at 2.00 pm outside the Russell Court Hotel, 21-25 Harcourt St for a group photo with Lorraine Keane. Post-race celebrations are in Dicey Reilly's Beer Garden, also in the The Rusell Court Hotel from 5.00 pm. See you there.

Best of luck !

Team World Vision.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Race Day Logistics

Pick up your race number in advance

Don't forget to allow time to pick up your race number this weekend.

If you've opted to pick up your number in the RDS you get free entry to the Womans World Show. It's an exhibition of fashion, beauty and health products. Here's the link so you know what to expect;

Others will be picking up their number from Elvery's sports shops around the country . If you're forgotten where to pick your number up, here's the complete list of pick up points;

Road Closures

If you have to travel to get to Dublin, bear in mind there will be road closures in place on the Bank Holiday Monday. Some will close as early as 8 am, click here for more info;

Meet your team

Don't forget to factor in our pre-race photo shoot at 2.00 outside the Russell Court Hotel on Harcourt St. The shoot should be over by 2.15 to give people time to get to their starting area.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Girls on Film

Pre Race Photo Shoot with Lorraine Keane

If you would like to join TV presenter, Lorraine Keane for a group photo shoot, please come along to the Russell Court Hotel, Harcourt St at 2.00 pm on Bank Holiday Monday June 1st. We'll all meet on the steps to the hotel.

Members of the press may be there so don’t forget to wear your orange t-shirt. We’d love as many as possible of you to come.

Lorraine has sponsored a little boy from Tanzania for the past 8 years and we’re delighted to have her on the team.

You may also want to bring your own camera for the shoot.

Want to start the race with others from Team World Vision?

Quite a few of you were interested in starting the race with other runners/walkers from Team World Vision. We’ll all meet at 2.00 outside the Russell Court Hotel, 22-25 Harcourt St.

After a few photos (optional) and maybe a group hug (compulsory – just kidding!) everyone can make their way to their starting area together.

Post-Race Celebrations

Don’t forget to pop into Dicey Reilly’s Beer Garden in the Russell Court Hotel for some post race celebrations from 5.00 pm onwards.

We can't wait!