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  • Northside West

‘Mun on the run again

Wednesday, 15th May, 2019 7:59am
‘Mun on the run again

Ken Coakley

‘Mun on the run again

Ken Coakley

THE Ballymun Running Festival returns to Trinity Comprehensive School on Wednesday May 15 to not only celebrate physical fitness but also good mental health for all ages.

On offer from 12 noon to midnight are runs from 5km to 100 miles, with the most popular likely to be the 5km (6pm), and the 10km and half marathon (7pm).

The team 100 mile event will start at 12 noon and run until midnight, when the Midnight 5km concludes the day’s activities. 

“This year’s theme is ‘We Run Better Together’”, says Ken ‘Coco’ Coakley one of the event organisers (pictured below).

“That’s why we’re calling on clubs, schools and organisations to put in a team to run the 100 miles – any way you like. You could have 20 runners each doing 5km, or four doing 25km, or a mixture of both.” 

All runs are non-competitive on a looped course around the school, with nine laps making up 5km. A large timing clock will allow teams to manage their own progress over the 12 hours.

Finishers will be presented with a specially designed medal based on the See Change ribbon. 

As a prelude to the main event, Trinity students along with pupils from a number of other schools, will take part in the annual Mun Fun Run 5km (11am). 

A feature of the day is its festival atmosphere with music helping keep morale high and healthy snacks as well as hot and non-alcoholic cold drinks on offer throughout. 

Thanks to the support of local businesses, entry for all runs is free, though sponsorship cards are on offer. 

Runners can just show up on the day at Trinity Comprehensive. Further information is available from Paddy O’Reilly on 086-1743836.

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