Six minute ‘GOAL Mile’ win­ner

Bray People - - NEWS -

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.

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