Hibernian Charity Mile
Another very successful night of running in Irishtown Stadium last night .
Almost 150 athletes took part on a very warm & close night, although a gusty wind on the home straight made it slightly tougher than ideal conditions. We have grown this event by 100% in the three years we have held it and the atmosphere last night demonstrates that the format for our event is well received and very slick in its execution.
The success of the night is down to the staff of Hibernian & some friends who help on the night. Particular thanks, in no particular order, to the following:
– Sean Moggan & his daughter Grainne, Conor Sweetman, Linda Tapley for organising the registration desks and keeping all the donations safe
– Grainne Moggan & my own daughter Ciara for looking after the tea & coffee after the racing
– Dermot Jackson, Dan Gilbride, Stephen Vincent, Luke Charleton, Martin Kelly, Linda Tapley & Tom Doyle – looking after the finish line which includes giving out prizes, spot prizes, recording the finishing places & ringing the bell for the last lap!
– Anna Byrne for the sponsorship of the prizes
– Peter Vincent – race director (and general dogsbody!). Click on "read more"…
Of course the Business Houses assist us with a few things and I must thank Charlie Cronin for his help and assistance and his recording of the times, Marion Hughes for her help at registrations & to the race commentator Susan Walsh for her excellent dialogue in keeping everyone on schedule and motivated
The fastest time on the night was recorded by Feidhlim Kelly, a serious runner from Raheny Shamrocks, who posted a best for the event of 4.19. Aoife Brady, another serious runner from Sportsworld AC, had the best time for the ladies with a fine 4.55.
We had 9 races in all (including a kids 800metres) and 106 people broke 7 minutes, of which 59 ran sub 6 minutes, and of that 59 people, 11 broke the 5minute barrier.
So well done to all who ran and enjoyed their night . The winners of each race recieved vouchers for Runways of Parnell St and there were plenty of spot prizes of vouchers, socks, tee shirts & caps so we hope everyone went home happy .
The Irish Cancer Society & the MS Society will both receive approx €700 each, so particular thanks to everyone who took part or contributed to a very worthy cause . A big thank you to those who gave donations as they couldn’t attend on the night.
We do put a lot into the night and we will continue to grow this event. Next year we will really be pushing more people to take part in an event that has a goal of raising money but above all offering a night of fun and craic.
See you there next year. Running a mile – it’s not that difficult!