Friday 24 May 2019

100 dig deep for Richie

Ciaran Cullen
Ciaran Cullen
Susan Lanigan
Wyatt Freaney

David Looby

More than 100 people jogged off for this year's Richie Young run on his beloved Pink Rock road.

It was a beautiful day despite the gloomy forecast and the runners set off in warm sunshine for the 5km memorial run. The event is one of the most popular on the local running calendar and always draws a crowd. A St Joseph's AC spokesperson said: '100 participants turned up to remember Richie who was a fantastic club member. He ran at the Pink Rock for many years.'

Runners and walkers of all ages attended the event, with many families running it together.

'It was suitable for all as you had to predict your finishing time. The nearest to their predicted time was the winner. It was great to see so many supporting as there were lots of events on around the locality that day.'

Some of the money raised will be donated to the fundraiser for Rosbercon woman Imelda McGrath and the club wish her family well.

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