World Trail Championships, Connemara (9 July) on TV
The IAU Trail World Championships took place in the spectacular
surroundings of Connemara National Park on 9th July last. You may have read report here on 11/07/2011.
The event was televised by Channel 4 and the first TV showing is on
Monday August 29 at 01:30am, just prior to their exclusive live coverage of the World Athletics Championships from Daegu, Korea.
The 30 minute programme will also be shown on Setanta Ireland on September 12 at 19:15. Reminders for your diary.
The Irish team captain on the day was John Byrne (Mayo AC).
After the event, race organiser Richard Donovan said “It was a
fantastic day for everybody and the bonus good weather ensured that
Connemara will be showcased to millions of people around the world in
a way that the region has never been shown before. The aerial footage
of elite ultramarathon runners moving at speed over difficult terrain
The International Association of Ultra Runners awarded the Order of
Merit to the organisers for their planning and execution of the event.