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Sweets get Bressie through tough trek

VOICE of Ireland judge Bressie has revealed that Haribo treats were all that got him through a gruelling 56.5km charity race at the weekend.

The former Blizzards frontman signed up for the Westport Sea2Summit to raise funds for the LARCC Cancer Support Centre.

Over 1,500 competitors completed a 56.5km course of road running, mountain cycling, a challenging uphill run to the summit of Croagh Patrick.

Speaking after the race, Bressie, a known fitness fanatic said: "I find it hard to believe there is a better setting on earth to do a race such as this. The scenery and the Haribo (sweets) were the only thing that got me through it."

Also taking part in the event was World Champion walker Rob Heffernan, European Indoor World Champion David Gillick and GAA All Stars, Paul Curran and Dessie Dolan.

Hardy Bucks star Martin Maloney also took part in the hardcore trek and urged more people to get involved.

"It was incredibly well organised, great fun, very cruel, just the way I like it. I recommend everybody to give it a go at least once."