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Wednesday 17 September 2014

RUN FOR HAITI

Fintan Lambe

Published 09/08/2014 | 00:00

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Running for Haiti

More than one hundred entrants turned out for the Gorey 5K Charity Fun Run.

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The race was held to raise funds for Irish relief work in Haiti. Gorey man Michael Redmond will travel to Haiti in December, as part of a 13-strong group from Ireland that will help with ongoing efforts to improve the lives of those affected by the earthquake disaster there five years ago.

Some top quality athletes competed in the race, with national intermediate cross country champion Andrew Connick travelling from Waterford to race. The Ferrybank AC athlete was first across the line in a very fast 15:15, closely followed by Wexford champion Tom Hogan (Sliabh Buidhe Rovers AC) in second and Carlow cross country champion Brian Kirwan of St Laurence O'Toole AC in third place.

In the ladies' race, Anna Bush of Croghan AC was first across the line, followed by visiting Kent AC (England) athlete Natasha McKenna, with Chloe Springer Nolan of St Laurence O'Toole AC in third place.

The organisers sent their thanks to everyone who competed on the day and to everyone who helped in any way to stage the event.

Enniscorthy Guardian

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