Running for fun – for Cuisle!

The sun shone on the runners and walkers in Cuisle for the recent 4th annual fun run. This year’s event was even bigger and better than in 2014. 

  Race Director Glen Campbell thanked all the participants, the volunteers on the day and the Roscommon Harriers. 

  Cuisle Manager Jean Coleman thanked all the sponsors for the t-shirts and road markings (their names were displayed in Harry’s Bar in Cuisle). Thanks also went to Aidan Raftery (AR Sports Therapy Clinic) for providing sports massage before and after the run. 

  The winners of the 10k were as follows – Male: 1st Adrian Smith; 2nd Declan Madden; 3rd Frank Murphy. Female: 1st Paula Miley; 2nd Catherine Regan; 3rd Eileen Kelly. 

  In the Over 50s category the 1st male was Patrick Holmes and the 1st female was Bernadette Morris. 

  In the 6k, prizes were given to the U-18 participants. Male: 1st Sean Ryan; 2nd Ciaran Browne; 3rd Cian Campbell. Female: 1st Ciara Carr; 2nd Roisin Campbell; 3rd Jade McCormack.As well as enjoying the glorious weather on the day the crowd also enjoyed delicious refreshments afterwards in Harry’s Bar in Cuisle. The ages of the participants ranged from three months to 90 years of age, so this truly was an event suitable for all. The run was extremely well organised and special thanks have to go to the marshals and people on registration on the day. 

  Noel Brennan, Duty Manager, provided a witty commentary at the finish line. DJ Paul lifted the spirits of the tired runners at the finish line with some upbeat music. Thanks also to the photographers who were present. Special thanks to Leo Hunt for running the event and for his pre-race preparations.The organising committee consisted of Glen Campbell, Maurina Brennan, Noel Brennan, Seamus Lennon, Paul Kelly, Anne Earley, Ann-Marie Raftery and Jean Coleman.

  The money raised will go towards Cuisle’s refurbishment fund. Cuisle is the Irish Wheelchair Assocation’s national holiday centre and Ireland’s leading wheelchair accessible resort.  For more information see www.cuisle.ie.