Peter Thompson finishes his 44th Marathon in 44 Days in 44 Countries in Dublin on Sunday.
Want to join a great act of personal courage undertaken for the benefit of others?
Ultan Mashup writes:
Don’t stay in this Sunday tweeting outrage at #Marian. Get your Dublin running shoes on.
Peter Thompson is finishing his 44th Marathon in 44 Days in 44 Countries in Dublin this Sunday – 14 May 2017 – in aid of mental health charities.
As well as supporting Peter, you can also fly the flag for mental health awareness in your own way closer to home.
START: Sunday at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin 2 @ 12:30 hours
FINISH: Market Bar, Fade Street, Dublin 2 (about 16:30-17:00)
The route: City Centre / North Strand / Clontarf Seafront/ Dollymount Beach / Howth Lighthouse / Clontarf Seafront / Alfie Byrne/The Point/Docklands / Grand Canal/Portobello / Camden Street / MARKET BAR – FINISH
If you want to run the last 10km only joinb us in at Wind/Sail monument in Clontarf about 15:15-15:45. Or, if you want to just armchair it on and cheer him after the fact, I am sure he would love a pint of Irish hospitality at the Market Bar in Dublin!
The start of the Women’s Mini Marathon in Dublin this afternoon.
Photos by Simon O’Shea.
From 1986, for Marathon bars.
A penny wise ‘vox pop commercial’ conducted at ‘Gaiety corner’ at the top of Grafton Street and
Merrion Row,South King Street, Dublin. The confectionery was of course needlessly rebranded four years later.
Recognise anyone, anyone?
It was a story which gained the attention of the New York Times, ABC, CBS and NBC at the time.
Now, 33 years later, the four brothers, above, are preparing to redo the feat but this time they’ll be running the Dublin Marathon on Monday, October 28.
All in aid of MS Ireland.
“Ireland Inc. is in a ditch. It’s important to help each other along the journey. No matter what walk of life we come from, if we don’t work together, we won’t get very far.”
“33 years later we’re doing it again. While we’re a bit more rotund now, let’s say, and we may not do it in the same time as before, our intention is the same – to raise funds for a very worthy cause like MS Ireland.”
You can sponsor the brothers here
Good luck to 17,500 runners in Belfast marathon/relay. Usual Belfast running rules apply. Bring energy drinks, warm clothes & an umbrella.
— Mark Simpson (@BBCMarkSimpson) May 6, 2013
Watch the live stream here.
Warning: contains scenes of middle-aged men in lycra which some viewers may find distressing.
And what you are you up to this fine Bank Holiday Monday morn?