300 embrace magic of terrific Tintern Trails
MORE THAN 300 people, aged from four to 70, participated in the Tintern Trails run recently.
Despite the wet start to the morning the runners and walkers turned out, enjoying 5km and 8km routes through the historic and stunningly beautiful Tintern Trails. Organised by Gusserane GAA Club to raise money for the Coiste na nÓg section, the event was a great success. One of the organisers Pat Walsh said: ‘It was more of a social event. Families came along and had a great day. It started off foggy but it cleared up nicely after a wet morning.’
All of the runners and walkers enjoyed the expertly run trails event and the teas, coffees, scones and buns which were in plentiful supply afterwards. ‘Everyone enjoyed coming back and talking about it. This is the second Tintern Trails event we’ve had this year and we had one last year also. It’s all for Gusserane Coiste na nÓg.’
Pat thanked Jim Cadogan for the use of his field, Coillte and the OPW for the use of grounds and the stewards and ladies for baking and serving teas and coffees.
Carol, Poppy, Pat and Ryan Chapman.
Jack, Linda and Tommy Culleton.
Ciaran and Shelly O’Connor and Jessie Keane.
Ciaran Dunne with his parents Jean and Paul.
Sean and Owen Lennon.
Paula Kehoe and Johnny Whitty.