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Saturday 22 July 2017

Hundreds of night runners take over Gorey's streets

Laura Warren, Alex Donohue and Frances Doran from Buffers Alley
Laura Warren, Alex Donohue and Frances Doran from Buffers Alley
Fiona Byrne, Ciara Jones and Anna Busher from Groghan Athletic Club.
Pauline, Kim and Paud Boland from The Rock, Gorey.
Pat Finn, Val Harris and Martha Hall, Gorey.
Maria Lane, Gorey and Theresa Cushe, Ballycanew.
Dorothy Kenny, Sinead Kenny, Mairead Kavanagh, Sarah Jo Kenny and Louise Hammill from Buffers Alley Camogie Club.
Laurna Naughton, Sarah Donnellan, Barry Kennedy and Claire Kennedy from Ballygarrett.
Sarah Broughall, Sharon Caravine and Anna Aapilewska from Little Crickets Gorey.
Bridin Doyle, Joseph Swords, Robyn Swords and Hughie Doyle from Gorey.
Aidan, Lorna and Peadar Whitty from Craanford.
Lia Byrne, Geraldine Doyle, Suzanne Canavan and Ann McGivern form Gorey.
Kate Lawlor and Nimah Fotzpatrick from Gorey.

Fintan Lambe

As if on cue, the rain dried up about an hour before the start of the recent Gorey 5k Night Run, and didn't return until it was over, and then it lashed down.

It was as if we turned the weather dial to suit ourselves,' said Cllr John Hegarty. 'The numbers were up on last year. Around 800 people took part, including a good few more kids which was great. We had elite runners, a lot of families, and people getting into fitness.'

'Main Street was a spectacle with 800 people going down together,' he added.

John said that there was good reaction to the new route which incorporate the new link in the inner relief road.

Thanks to sponsors Gorey Credit Union, Redmond Hotels, Weatherglaze, and Innovate, all entry fees will go directly to North Wexford Hospice. Thanks also to the sponsors of the refreshments: Virgin Media; Cullen's Fruit and Veg; Tesco, Dunnes Stores, and Pettitt's.

Thanks went to all who took part, Wexford County Council, the gardaí, coast guard, South East Security, the Red Cross, the stewards, and all who helped.

Gorey Guardian

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