Saturday 22 October 2016

Race-day Roz looks fit for Great Ireland Run

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Rozanna Purcell tweeted this photo before the Great Ireland Run. Photo: Twitter/@RozannaPurcell
Rozanna Purcell tweeted this photo before the Great Ireland Run. Photo: Twitter/@RozannaPurcell

Only former Miss Universe Ireland Roz Purcell (left) could look glamorous as she's about to set off on a 10k run for charity.

Roz (24) looked gorgeous as she took part in the The Great Ireland Run alongside thousands of athletes in Phoenix Park on Saturday afternoon.

It's no surprise that she has sporty chic down to a fine art as the model is known for her incredible exercise regime and her love for intense sporting challenges like triathlons.


The Tipperary native posed for pictures with world champion Rob Heffernan and 3e weather presenter Deric Hartigan after the race.

The fitness fanatic is also set to take part in the Skoda cycling series over the coming months and has even shot a number of videos to help people prepare.

"I usually do the Skoda cycling series every year but it's tough because there's usually seven or eight of them," she told the Diary.

"The Ring of Kerry - which is about 180km - is up next and there's the tour of Connemara as well so there's a few tough ones.

"I haven't been out on the bike as much, so I'm really feeling the pressure now."

"I'm quite involved this year, I changed it up doing a few videos on how to prep and making homemade bars and things like that.

"Then other ones are about your bike and prepping your gear for the cycle - things that I'm useless for," she laughed.

More dates for Bill in Limbo

Top comedian Bill Bailey (inset) has added a third and final date at The Olympia Theatre with his brand new show Limboland due to phenomenal demand.

"I always have a great time in Dublin...the Olympia Theatre is one of the best comedy rooms in the world and seems to draw some of the best hecklers and nutters to it," he said.

Tickets for his third gig on October 3 go on sale this Friday, April 17 at 9am.

Tickets are from €30 and are available from Ticketmaster outlets nationwide.

Match of the day at Gaiety

The Matchmaker, based on the novella Letters of a County Matchmaker by John B. Keane, one of Ireland's most celebrated writers, will play at The Gaiety Theatre for six nights from November 9.

The production will star Mary McEvoy and comedian Jon Kenny.

Tickets costing €25/ €33.50 go on sale this Friday, April 17 at 9am via Ticketmaster.

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