Get Mini Marathon Ready


The VHI Women’s Mini Marathon is almost here, with thousands of women set to take to the streets of Dublin on Bank Holiday Monday the 6th of June 2016.

All ages and fitness levels are welcome along, with 5k and 10k distances available. It’s the largest female only race of its kind in the world, with over 40,000 participants in 2014 and almost €200 million raised for charity since 1983.

Hopefully you’ve already been doing some practise sessions to get used to these distances walking or running and are ready to line up Baggot street on Monday. And Harvey Norman has you covered when it comes to everything else, with the best fitness equipment around.

Why not keep track of your progress towards that 5 or 10k with a personal fitness tracker. Fitbit is the top of the heap when it comes to these devices, with a range which can be worn on the wrist and give you all sorts of useful information.

One of the best is the Fitbit Charge HR, which also adds heart rate monitoring which helps to make sure you’re exercising at your peak rate, vital for safe and efficient workouts.


Whether you’re walking or running, music can be a vital part of the process. It can give you a huge energy boost with a playlist full of inspiring hits from the start to the finish line. And a strong beat can also help you to keep your pace regular, helping you go that extra mile. Apple’s iPod Touch is easy to use and stores plenty of songs.


Great tunes demands a great listening experience, and nature of jogging creates a real challenge for regular earphones. You’ll want to invest in a good pair of sports headphones which have been designed to fit securely no matter what you’re up to, check out these Philip’s headphones.


Finally, few things are more important while you’re exercising heavily than hydration. Even if the weather isn’t sunny you’ll be constantly losing water through respiration and perspiration, so make sure to replenish it constantly. And you can do so in style and with the added advantage of a filter thanks to Bobble. They’re also good for the environment too!


Get down to Harvey Norman now for these great products and more throughout the store. Good luck with the Mini Marathon!

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