For good views and a challenging route, the Achill Half Marathon takes place on Saturday and takes in a scenic route through the centre of the island while also taking in the coast. It’s €60 to enter, though, so it ain’t cheap.
But for a challenge of a whole other odrer, you could do the Energia 24-Hour race in Bangor on Friday. What scenic route does this ultra-marathon take? The eight-lane Sportsplex track. Many, many laps of it. Last year’s winner did 132 miles.
It’s safe to say you should really have trained for this, rather than just showing up. Here’s a video of the 2010 race.