Monday, February 8, 2010

Irish Heart Foundation Marathon Challenge 2010

What is the Marathon Challenge all about?
Well, it basically came about late last year when myself and my brother were having a conversation about running a marathon. I went to Pat Reynolds at K2ny, a personal trainer, and suggested that we would like him to do up a training plan for a marathon. Also we were willing to find other volunteers to join us and raise money for the Irish Heart Foundation. So, we ended up with 5 volunteers - myself (Brian Murphy), Shane Murphy, Avril Vickery, Jennifer Prout and Joanne O Donovan. Pat then suggested that we set ourselves a real challenge and do a number of marathons throughout the year. We are now set to run over 100 miles for our charity. It all begins in Graughwell, Galway with a 10 mile road race on March 14. Then we go to Bantry on May 2nd for the Bantry Bay Run, which is a half marathon (13.1 miles). Then comes the first of our full marathons in Cork on June 7. Next stop is Dingle on Ssptember 4 for another 26.2 miles. We then hope to travel to New York in November to compete inthe marathon there. This totals 101.7 miles. All this is in aid of the Irish Heart Foundation and we will be holding a number of fundraising events over the year, so stay tuned..

10km Fun Run/Walk
A 10km Fun Run/Walk takes place this Valentine's Day, 14th of February at 11am in Mallow. The run starts and finishes at Mallow GAA Sports Complex. Entry fee of €10. All participants are entered into a draw for various prizes. It being Valentine's Day, any couples that enter will also be entered into a separate draw for a meal for two.

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