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.