Martello wins Pi­eta marathon

Bray People - - NEWS - By MARY FOG­A­RTY

WHILE Pi­eta House were the real win­ners, the Martello won the in­door marathon chal­lenge against two other pubs last Fri­day.

Bak­ers Cor­ner and Moun­tkennedy Inn also had chal­lenges in their premises, with com­peti­tors run­ning, row­ing and cy­cling on ma­chines from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The Martello did the most kilo­me­tres out of all the pubs by cov­er­ing an in­cred­i­ble 456.5km.

Be­tween the three pubs, ev­ery­one in­volved trav­elled a com­bined 1,130km and raised over €5,000 for Pi­eta House.

Back in Bray, the lo­cal leg of the ini­tia­tive raised more than €2,500.

‘ Thank you to all who took part and ev­ery­one who showed their support for this great cause,’ said a spokesman.

It was a fun and lively event with lots of support and plenty of fans cheer­ing on the ath­letes. There were two tread­mills, one sta­tion­ary bike and one row­ing ma­chine set up at The Martello.

Over 90 vol­un­teers lined up to do 30 min­utes on the ma­chine of their choice. All of the money raised will help Pi­eta House pre­vent sui­cide. Pi­eta House pro­vides a pro­fes­sional, one-to-one ther­a­peu­tic ser­vice for those who are ex­pe­ri­enc­ing sui­ci­dal ideation or en­gag­ing in self-harm.

A doc­tor’s re­fer­ral or psy­chi­atric re­port is not re­quired and the ser­vice is com­pletely free of charge.

Lor­raine Duf­fin.

David Trevaskis.

John Dug­gan

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