A Win for the Homeless

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Sun 21st May was the occasion for our second 10k/5k Coast & Castle Charity Run/Walk. The weather conditions were ideal for the event, dry, light winds and slightly overcast.

248 runners and walkers, ranging in years from primary school pupils to mature adults 80+years, signed up for the event, which was a considerable increase in numbers over the previous year. We had a truly international field of participants, with entries from Italy, Spain, Portugal, Brazil, England and Ireland.

Alice Leahy, founder of Alice Leahy Trust and Orla Kerbey from Peter Mc Verry Trust, got the event underway expressing their appreciation to all concerned and wishing the participants an enjoyable experience. An enjoyable experience, it certainly was for most if not all of the runners and walkers, which was reflected in the many favourable comments received by the organising committee. There were a few minor hick ups, such as participants getting lost, some people directed in the wrong direction; 10k was actually 11.4k, but nothing of great significance to deter from the overall satisfaction of the event.

The organising committee under the able and committed leadership of Richard Firth, were very appreciative of the support given by our sponsors: Dunnes Stores,Freddie & Barbara Keeling (Keelings Fruits), MP Black Solicitors, Sam Dennigan, Starbucks, Kinetica Sports Milk, Avoca, Donnybrook Fair, Boots Pharmacy, Hilton Hotels.

Finally, the real winners on the day were the homeless charities, who benefited to the sum of €4300 approx.after deduction of expenses.