Thursday 19 April 2018

Glenmore Walk raises €1,400 for Maria Goretti Respite Centre

On Saturday, June 14th, over 200 people participated in the Glenmore 10 mile challenge run and 5km walk in the Glenmore heartland. Proceeds from this event were donated to The Maria Goretti Respite Centre in Lordship which hopes to provide respite for up to 39 children a year, who have been diagnosed with a disability. This is a much needed resource in our local community. A total of €1400 was raised through this event for this very worthwhile charity.

Gary O' Hanlon made it home 1st in the 10-mile race with local man Shane Toner coming 2nd and Aidan Cunningham 3rd. Lucy D of Precision Timing was the first lady home with Kano Akimoto, North East Runners, 2nd and Linda Meehan 3rd. All received beautiful, hand-crafted timber challenge medals. Glenmore men Shane Toner, Patrick O'Reilly, Tony Mulligan and Ciaran Walsh came home in first team position while Glenmore ladies rose to the challenge and also bagged the first team prize with Karen May, Ali McEnhill, Gabrielle Hanlon & Kinga Byrne.

Men's 2nd team went to North East Runners Ciaran Gorman Nicky McGuinness, Gerry O'Connell and Jose Carvalho whilst North East Runners also took the ladies 2nd team prize with Kana Akimoto, Sarah Traynor, Edel Celland & Cecilia Flynn.

Runners and walkers alike enjoyed the inaugural event which no doubt will become an annual affair.

The Argus