First Marathon Man to Ironman Corkagh Park Family Fun Run a huge success


The first Marathon Man to Ironman Corkagh Park Family Fun Run in aid of Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland (SBH) was a huge success on Saturday (30th June).

In the blazing heat, more than 200 participants took part, choosing to walk, jog, or run their way around either a 2.5K or 5K circuit in Clondalkin’s Corkagh Park.

As this was an inclusive event, service users from the SBHI Resource Centre in Clonshaugh, many members, and participants from the SBHI SHINE summer project were also delighted to take part in the Corkagh Park Family Fun Run.

Medals were presented to all participants with goodie bags for all the children and there were prizes of vouchers for the first, second, and third placed male and female 5k winners.

The male winners were: Gerard Howard (first with a time of 16m 31s); Mark Doyle (second, 17m 20s), and Allan Ronan (third, 27m 24s). The female winners were: Marta Rzepka (first with a time of 25m 39s); Sinead Murphy (second, 26m 08s), and Christine Foster (third, 27m 24s).

SBHI would like to thank sincerely our charity partner Stephen Martin of the Marathon Man to Ironman Challenge for organising the Corkagh Park Family Fun Run. Our appreciation also is due to the following for making the event such a success: Stephen’s wife Olivia Martin; St John’s Ambulance Ballyfermot; Pop Up Races; Mobiloo; all the volunteers; and everyone who took part in the event.

SBHI is looking forward to continuing to work with our charity partner Stephen Martin to ensure that the second annual Corkagh Park Family Fun run is even bigger, better, and more successful in June 2019!

Sarah Brooks

Sarah Brooks

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