Thursday 19 July 2018

Runners make headway on Active Flag in sunny weather

David Looby

More than 110 runners aged from five and up took to the roads in Clonroche with gusto for a 5km fun run as part of the local national school's bid for an Active Flag.

This is the third year the sports mad school has held a fundraiser.

Clonroche NS Principal Norma Doyle said: 'We are part of the Active Schools programme. Our children walk and run a couple of times a week on the walking track outside.'

Ms Doyle said the run served two purposes: tying in with the school's fitness ethos and helping it achieve its first active flag. 'We are working towards that flag for two years. We use the local GAA facilities and all the children have been taking part.'

Local running enthusiasts participated in the run, but most of the runners were primary school children. 'We had good weather and everyone enjoyed it. I'd like to thank the parent's association and everyone who donated spot prizes.'

The run made €750 for exercise equipment for the pupils. 'We are also registering as a healthy school in September working towards the mental and physical well‐being of pupils.'

Enniscorthy Guardian