Guest Post from Bob Manson:
The Marathon des Sables is often described as ‘The Toughest Footrace on Earth’. This is for good reason, because it is the toughest footrace on earth! It involves running 250km, the equivalent of 6 marathons, in 6 days across the Sahara Desert. The temperature during the hottest part of the day can reach over 50C. It is an entirely self-supported race so you need to carry all your food and equipment in a back pack. I just completed the MdS last month to raise funds for 2 very worthwhile causes: Peter McVerry Trust & St Raphael’s Special School in Celbridge, Co Kildare.
As part of my fundraising campaign I have organised a Fun Run event in Fitzwilliam Lawn Tennis Club, on Saturday the 23rd May. You can do either a 5k walk or a 10k run. Registration starts at 12pm. This is a Fun Run not a race. To keep the costs of the event down we are not awarding medals or prizes and there will be no timing chips. Participants will receive a goodie bag at the finish and then there is a BBQ starting at 6:30pm. Rugby legend Gordon D’arcy is supporting this event and will be there from 12pm.
To register or donate: www.bobsfunrun.ammadoevents.com
All monies raised are going directly to the 2 charities as ALL costs of the Fun Run are sponsored.PMVT will allocate funds from our event to the Youth Café & St Raphael’s will be installing touch-screen interactive whiteboards in all ten school classrooms
Thank you for your support