Tralua Trails: Wed 1st – Fri 3rd July

Hello trail runners. We should have a perfect morning for a run at Doorly Park tomorrow (Wed 1st) at 07:00. We will be warming up at the Back Avenue end of Doorly Park (the car park beside the rowing club and the slipway) before starting out easy along the riverbank and up through the grasslands of Cleveragh. The distance is 4km and beginners are welcome on this run – no one gets left behind!

Tomorrow evening at 18:00, the conditions will be great for a run up through the woodlands at Gortarowey, but don’t forget to bring water and bug repellant! This trail is excellent for building leg strength and joint resilience, as well as heart and lung capacity.

Thursday evening (July 2nd) at 18:00, let’s meet at the Cleveragh running track car park (opposite the Sports Complex) to warm up for a run on the grass surface of Sligo racecourse. Even though it will evening time, the heat will still be a factor so bring plenty of water. Just like Gortarowey, the surface at the racecourse is great for working on your posture and stride, the importance of which is discussed here:…/1808-fix-your-posture-fix-y…

Friday morning (3rd) will see us back running along the banks of the Garavogue at 07:00, so come along and meet us at the car park at the Back Avenue end of Doorly Park as usual. By 10:00, we will be leading out the first of our mid-morning trail running sessions in Mullaghmore, meeting at the beach car park for a warm-up before we head out over the machair grasslands behind Mullaghmore beach.

Friday evening at 18:00, we will be meeting up at the slipway in Mullaghmore harbour, where Mark and I will conduct a kayak/run safety briefing for participants in the Mermaid’s Way Adventure event.

The Tralua summer running programme for July/August has been overhauled and upgraded to include cross-sport events, such as our Friday evening kayak/run Mermaid’s Way Adventure in Mullaghmore, in partnership with Wave Sweeper. Saturday, July 11th will also see us making the first of many visits to Lissadell estate for a combined trail bike/run event, in partnership withWild Atlantic Ways. The kayak and trail bike businesses that have partnered with us have made significant reductions to their normal charges for these events, ensuring that full participation in these events will cost €20 only.

To encourage participation in these events, I’m simplifying the Tralua Trail Running charge scheme in a way that rewards Tralua regulars for their continuing and much-valued support:

€10 per trail running session

€20 per week

€20 per week covers you for all 9 scheduled trail running sessions, including the run element of any and all cross-sport events with other providers. People who pay their €20 weekly subscription will only need to pay €10 extra for kayak, equipment and supervision for the Mermaid’s Way Adventure, and €10 extra for trail bike rental, training and a trail pass into Lissadell estate.

Thank you to all my regulars and here’s to a summer of health and adventure in Sligo.

All Tralua Trail Running sessions are fully insured. Come along and improve your health and wellbeing as part of a fun and sociable outdoor group activity. If you want to contact me to find out more, give me (Gavin) a call on
086 301 5451
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