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Thursday, 9th September 2021

Ace Athletics complete 12-hour running fundraiser

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Members of Ace Athletics Club - the Robertson and Semple families (left) and Sive Price and Anna Faulkner during the club's  12-hour fundraiser event.

Covid-19 has had a huge impact on all fundraising for the last 18 months so Ace Athletics really had to put their thinking caps on to find different ways to raise funds for their club.

Last year club coach Angela Kearney ran a half marathon in Oldbridge Estate with various members of the club joining her for 5km and the undertaking was a big success.

They had to think outside the box again this year and came up with a plan for a 12 hour continuous running event.

It started at 7am last Saturday when the Kearney Nolan family started the ball rolling.  Then, every hour, on the hour another group would take to the pitch in St Oliver’s Community College up until 7pm that evening when Jonathan McCabe and Sankar, Shruthi and Smirthi Prasad finished the day off in style!

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Throughout the event, club members along with their friends, parents and even grandparents did their bit on the glorious Saturday it was, all with the same goal in mind

The event was a huge success with members young and not so young putting in a tremendous effort to raise funds for their club.  A huge thank you also has to go to all the families who took sponsorship cards home and asked friends and family to donate and help to make the event a success.

The club was also lucky enough to have some fantastic local businesses sponsor an hour each and a very special thanks goes to each and every one of them:

  • Drogheda Spice House
  • Angela Kearney Dental
  • Drogheda Port Company 
  • Debbie Lucey
  • Irish Cement
  • Holcroft Electrical
  • Lennon Solar
  • Las Security
  • Eileen Burke Nutritional Therapist
  • Lankel Refrigeration
  • TM Services
  • Kids Klub Kells
  • McCabes Mechanical Services
  • Callan Computers
  • Drogheda Credit Union

The Club also expressed their appreciation to St Oliver's Community College for use of their facilities.

"There was such a positive vibe throughout the day which made it a very rewarding achievement for all involved!" a spokesperson said.

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