INTERSPORT Elverys’ ambassador for the Vhi Women’s Mini-Marathon, Hayley Coleman, is back once again for her second attempt at taking on the 10K.
She’s already signed up and has returned to training for her second stab at taking on the challenge on June 5th.
Commenting on her maiden run last year, Hayley said:
“I can only describe it as one of the most amazing experiences and I’m looking forward to the race day again. I think whether you’re walking, jogging or running it, the sense of achievement you feel after completing is overwhelming - in a good way!”
To help with Hayley’s training efforts, Intersport Elverys kitted her out in all the race essentials – from footwear, sports bras to training apparel.
Commenting on how her training efforts are going so far, Hayley added;
“It’s not easy but I have adapted it into my lifestyle and hopefully I can be more prepared and beat my previous time of last year. I’m running 5k in under 30 minutes at the moment so to try and get to 10k in under an hour won’t be easy but I’m determined and hopefully I’ll get there”
To give herself the best chance of taking on the challenge, Hayley called into her local Intersport Elverys store where she had her Gait Analysis done and it has already paid dividends.
“I wouldn’t have known that my feet were so different!” she added after finding out she tended to over-pronate on her right side.
Following this, she was given custom Footbalance insoles.
“You’d notice it straight away – there’s so much more bounce with the insoles - way more support. My feet feel like they are more upright rather than caving in as they used to be!”
As official apparel partner of the race for the last fourteen years, Intersport Elverys is the destination for all your race-day essentials, so be sure to drop in-store where you’ll be treated to race advice from expert staff. Their full running range can also be seen at elverys.ie
You can follow Hayley’s training progress on her own social channels as well as on Intersport Elverys’, where you will also get the latest training tips plus exclusive competitions and offers.
To get you started on your mini-marathon journey, when you purchase running footwear for €65 or more, Intersport Elverys will give you 50% off a sports bra in-store. There’s a great selection so you won’t have to sacrifice style for support. Visit www.elverys.ie to view the range or find which of their 56 locations is nearest you.