Six minute ‘GOAL Mile’ winner
A GANG of hardy souls went out in their running shoes last weekend for GOAL.
The Goal Mile fundraising run took place at the harbour in Greystones last Saturday.
The event was open to all ages with anyone welcome to run, walk, saunter or crawl to the finishing line.
So nobody had to be at peak fitness levels to participate, have fun, and raise money for a worthy cause.
Participants said it was a very enjoyable run and they particularly enjoyed the mince pies served after the mile.
The winner of the event was Rob Costello who completed a total of 1.33 miles in just six minutes.
The event is nationwide and staged every year at multiple locations all over Ireland and elsewhere in the world during the Christmas period.
Friends, families and neighbours run or walk a mile together.
Everyone taking part also makes a donation to the charity’s work in the developing world.
Last year, the GOAL Mile raised in excess of €158,000 for their programmes.
The international humanitarian agency is dedicated to alleviating the suffering of the poorest of the poor.
They are a non-denominational, non-governmental and non-political organisation.
GOAL was founded in Dublin in 1977 by former sports journalist and former Chief Executive, John O’Shea.
In the past 37 years it has spent more than €790 million on humanitarian programmes in more than 50 countries.
The countries in which it operates include Ethiopia, Haiti, India and Kenya, as well as Zimbabwe, Honduras and Sierra Leone.
Niamh O’Sullivan, Kirsty Donohoe and Alannah Molloy at the Goal Mile, Greystones harbour.
Hugh Andrews, Danny Molloy and Con Andrews at the Goal Mile, Greystones harbour.