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Wicklow People (West Edition) - - FRONT PAGE - By EIMEAR DODD

CLEAR skies helped to draw a big crowd for the re­cent Batty Man­ley Memo­rial Run. AROUND 200 peo­ple of all ages gath­ered to run or walk the 5k route start­ing from Strat­ford/ Grange­con GAA grounds. Mo­ti­va­tional signs were dis­played along the route to en­cour­age all those tak­ing part to keep go­ing. Par­tic­i­pants fol­lowed scenic path 2.5k from the GAA grounds, be­fore re­turn­ing back to the club along the same route. Af­ter the race, light re­fresh­ments were served to those who took part.

The first male win­ner was Billy McEn­ery and the first fe­male win­ner was Ni­amh McCaul. The two win­ners were pre­sented with their plaques and €35 One4All voucher by Kate Ryan, Mr Man­ley’s grand­daugh­ter.

€1,875 was raised in to­tal. The or­gan­is­ers gave a do­na­tion to Strat­ford/Grange­con GAA for the use of their club­house on the day. A do­na­tion was also made to Dunlavin First Re­spon­ders who were on hand to give first aid, but thank­fully their skills weren’t needed on the day.

The money raised from the Batty Man­ley Memo­rial Run was split be­tween St Ni­cholas Church in Dunlavin and Strat­ford Lodge NS in Balt­in­glass.

Or­gan­is­ers thanked ev­ery­one who took part for their sup­port of the fundrais­ing event.

Jack Hal­li­gan, Deirdre Han­bidge and Pippa.

Michael Byrne leads them out.

Thomas, Ed­ward and Pauline Lawrence at the Batty Man­ley Memo­rial Run in Strat­ford on Slaney.

Stephen, Paula and Gra­ham Doyle.

Win­ner Billy McEn­ery re­ceives his plaque from Kate Ryan.

Jackie and Me­gan Thomp­son.

Tony Gart­land.

Olivia Plant.

Michael Byrne

Robert Bar­rett.

Mary Ownes.

Ni­amh Craul.

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