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32 marathons: On Saturday, September 8th we witnessed an extraordinary man and his helper taking physical endurance to the limit as he continued on this challenge of completing 32 Marathons, one in each county of Ireland, in 16 consecutive days. When he arrived at Emy Lake at 3.00pm to head off on his second for the day and his 16th on day 8 of his attempt he was in good form though suffering somewhat as he had completed the Armagh Run earlier that morning but both he and his helper had been unable to get sleep the previous ight due to aching legs. This courageous man is Alex O’Shea, a fireman from Cork, who has completed various challenging runs and endurance tests in recent years and this undertaking is to raise funds for Guide Dogs for the Blind. Members of local running clubs were there to greet him and encourage him during his run, many of them running part of the way with him. We called out to shake his hand and wish him well and was a little disappointed to hear that he had a lonely run in some places but his helper, Oliver, was doing his best to keep up with him. Off went Alex on his run and just as darkness fell shortly after 7.00pm he arrived at the end of his Marathons for that day and had by then completed half of his challenge - 16 marathons in 8 days and the same ahead for the next 8 days. He was very impressed with the Emy Lake Walkway and praised its beauty and statedd that he loves running on pathways like that rather than the open roadways. We hope he has the strength to complete his challenge and that he raises a huge sum for the Guide Dogs for the Blind. If anyone would like to support his efforts you can do so by text and the details of that are in the images below.
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32 marathons: On Saturday, September 8th we witnessed an extraordinary man and his helper taking physical endurance to the limit as he continued on this challenge of completing 32 Marathons, one in each county of Ireland, in 16 consecutive days. When he arrived at Emy Lake at 3.00pm to head off on his second for the day and his 16th on day 8 of his attempt he was in good form though suffering somewhat as he had completed the Armagh Run earlier that morning but both he and his helper had been unable to get sleep the previous ight due to aching legs. This courageous man is Alex O’Shea, a fireman from Cork, who has completed various challenging runs and endurance tests in recent years and this undertaking is to raise funds for Guide Dogs for the Blind. Members of local running clubs were there to greet him and encourage him during his run, many of them running part of the way with him. We called out to shake his hand and wish him well and was a little disappointed to hear that he had a lonely run in some places but his helper, Oliver, was doing his best to keep up with him. Off went Alex on his run and just as darkness fell shortly after 7.00pm he arrived at the end of his Marathons for that day and had by then completed half of his challenge - 16 marathons in 8 days and the same ahead for the next 8 days. He was very impressed with the Emy Lake Walkway and praised its beauty and statedd that he loves running on pathways like that rather than the open roadways. We hope he has the strength to complete his challenge and that he raises a huge sum for the Guide Dogs for the Blind. If anyone would like to support his efforts you can do so by text and the details of that are in the images below.