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Wednesday 16 April 2014

'Nuns' get ready to run

IF it aint broke dont fix it! An idiom currently being taken on by the people of Abbeyfeale who hope to replciate Listowel's hugely successful 'Nunday' to coincide with this year's Gathering celebrations.

Changing the format of the gathering of wannabe nuns slightly, Shane O'Connell of Feale Fit Boot Camp is organising a nuns' race on July 15, and is encouraging as many people as possible to join in the fun.

Hundreds of participants dressed in nuns' habits are expected to join the race from the town park to the Square and Shane hopes to organise a world record attempt for the most 'nuns' doing the Harlem Shake.

"We just wanted to bring a fun, funky side to the whole Gathering experience and when we saw how successful the Nunday event was in Listowel, we decided we'd do something similar," Shane said. "Those who take part in the race will be asked to pay a €5 registration fee, which will also allow them entry into a host of other gathering events during the week long celebrations. The whole thing is about raising awareness of the Gathering but doing it in a really fun way so hopefully it will be a success."

Anyone interested in taking part can simply show up on the night for the 8pm start or pre-register by contacting Shane on 087 2891015.

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