Vol­un­teers go the ex­tra mile

Bray People - - Greystones Goal Mile In Eire Óg -

THE St. Stephen’s Day GOAL Mile in Grey­stones is now firmly es­tab­lished as a tra­di­tion, hav­ing seen five years now.

This year’s event raised more than € 6,000 for the char­ity, be­tween spon­sor­ship raised on the day it­self and a cou­ple of school events in the run-up to Christ­mas.

Or­gan­is­ers said that this fig­ure was pretty much the same as last year’s, which given the eco­nomic de­cline is a won­der­ful achieve­ment.

More than 400 peo­ple ei­ther walked, jogged or ran the mile at the Eire Óg GAA grounds. Or­gan­iser Vivi­enne Minogue said that the spirit of the day was very so­cia­ble and every­one had great craic.

Karen O’Shea from GOAL cut the rib­bon to kick off the race as the sun shone. Most peo­ple walked the course, but some se­ri­ous run­ners took part and sprinted ahead of the pack! Some dads even de­cided to put their fit­ness to the test and run the mile rather than stroll.

Or­gan­is­ers said that they are very grate­ful to every­one who took part, as well as the GAA club for their hos­pi­tal­ity both in pro­vid­ing the grounds and tea, cof­fee and bis­cuits af­ter­wards in the club house.

Do­ing the Grey­stones Goal Mile in Eire Og. Ready, steady, go...

Ellen McDon­ald shows the oth­ers how it’s done.

Ni­amh and Eimear Gil­martin en­joy­ing the run in the fresh win­ter air.

Peter Can­non was keep­ing warm dur­ing the run.

Scott Quil­li­nane was in fit form on the day.

Mayor Ge­orge Jones strolls the mile.

Ais­ling Roche keeps watch from a safe dis­tance.

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