Martello wins Pieta marathon
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.