Sun 20th May was the occasion for our third annual 10k/5k Charity Run/Walk. This year we altered the route to ensure that the entire event took place within the grounds of Malahide Castle, starting from and finishing at Malahide Cricket Club. Electronic timing was also introduced, so that the serious competitors had a record of their time for the distance covered and could strive to attain personal best performances.
The weather conditions were ideal for the event, dry, light winds and overcast with lower than average temperature for the time of year.
Over 150 runners, walkers, toddlers and even some dogs, took part in the event, We had a truly international field of participants, with entries from Spain, Portugal, Italy, Latvia, USA, England and Ireland.
Unlike previous years, this time there were no reports of anyone getting lost, thanks to the excellent work of our stewards, volunteers from Malahide Community School and the distances were exactly measured. Feedback by participants was very positive, with many favourable comments received by the organising committee and posted on social media.
The organising committee under the able and committed leadership of Richard Firth, wish to acknowledge our main supporters and sponsors
Barbara and Fred Keeling
Malahide Cricket Club.
Finally, the real winners on the day were the homeless charities, who benefited to the sum of €2,800 approx. after deduction of expenses.