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2018 Duathlon:
On a spring-like morning on the 4th of November 2018 a big crowd of enthusiasts, spectators and volunteers arrived in Glaslough for the 2018 Duathlon, which is organised by the McAree family and friends in memory of the late Kieran and the proceeds of which go to SOSAD. The sun was shing as almost 200 competitors took part in the 3km Run followed by 20km on bicycle and then a second 3km Run. Some of the fitter among them did it all themselves, while others teamed up with one person doing the running and the other the cycle. Then there were some who walked/jogged/ran the 3km course to show their support for the event and the cause. Peadar Treanor on Motorbike led the field round the course and there were marshals at every turn so that no one would take the wrong road.  Back at base there were people taking the Sign-on and people providing tea/coffee and tasty snacks. Peter McKenna, with Barry Bear’s sound system, called all to order and explained the course, advising care at various named points, and so to the Start Line and the signal for the ‘OFF’. In a very fast time hristopher McGuirk with teammmate Patrick J McKenna crossed the line in a little over 55 minutes and the rest followed, some a little longer than others, but all arrived back in safety. And then into the Oakland for the prize-giving which was as follows: 1st Team: Christopher and Patrick J as above; Men- 1st - Cillian Heary, 2nd - Dessie Duffy and 3rd - John Wehlan.  Ladies: 1st - Sharon McKenna, 2nd - Cheryl Cardswell, 3rd - Cationa O’Brien. Junior: 1st - Niall Ward, 2nd - Eoin McKenna. Geraldine McAree thanked all for their participation in so many diferent ways and told a very emotional story, which, she stated, was an example of how this type of event can make people more aware of depression and what can be done. She then made a presentatiom of €1,500 to Denise from SOSAD, who thanked everyone for the support and explained the  work of SOSAD and how vital it is too have such a service available. All in all a terrific event and one enjoyed by all who participated.
All Content Copyright emyvale.net
2018 Duathlon:
On a spring-like morning on the 4th of November 2018 a big crowd of enthusiasts, spectators and volunteers arrived in Glaslough for the 2018 Duathlon, which is organised by the McAree family and friends in memory of the late Kieran and the proceeds of which go to SOSAD. The sun was shing as almost 200 competitors took part in the 3km Run followed by 20km on bicycle and then a second 3km Run. Some of the fitter among them did it all themselves, while others teamed up with one person doing the running and the other the cycle. Then there were some who walked/jogged/ran the 3km course to show their support for the event and the cause. Peadar Treanor on Motorbike led the field round the course and there were marshals at every turn so that no one would take the wrong road.  Back at base there were people taking the Sign-on and people providing tea/coffee and tasty snacks. Peter McKenna, with Barry Bear’s sound system, called all to order and explained the course, advising care at various named points, and so to the Start Line and the signal for the ‘OFF’. In a very fast time hristopher McGuirk with teammmate Patrick J McKenna crossed the line in a little over 55 minutes and the rest followed, some a little longer than others, but all arrived back in safety. And then into the Oakland for the prize-giving which was as follows: 1st Team: Christopher and Patrick J as above; Men- 1st - Cillian Heary, 2nd -Dessie Duffy and 3rd - John Wehlan.  Ladies: 1st - Sharon McKenna, 2nd - Cheryl Cardswell, 3rd - Cationa O’Brien. Junior: 1st - Niall Ward, 2nd - Eoin McKenna. Geraldine McAree thanked all for their participation in so many diferent ways and told a very emotional story, which, she stated, was an example of how this type of event can make people more aware of depression and what can be done. She then made a presentatiom of €1,500 to Denise from SOSAD, who thanked everyone for the support and explained the  work of SOSAD and how vital it is too have such a service available. All in all a terrific event and one enjoyed by all who participated.