Friday 24 January 2020

Beach runners give Rosslare's RNLI a boost

Emmet Burke and Gearoid Byrne
Emmet Burke and Gearoid Byrne
A very determined Tadhg Rawson

Anna Hayes

More than 130 runners took part in this year's Rosslare Harbour Coastal Run and Walk for Rosslare Harbour RNLI.

The event offered two routes for runners and walkers - a 5km route bringing people to St Helen's Beach and back, and a 16k route which brought them to Carne and back again. While the sun didn't split the stones, it was dry and breezy which made for perfect running conditions.

Avid runners, walkers, joggers and families all took to the sand to enjoy the beautiful stretch of coast, watched over by the RNLI life boat, Rescue 117, the Coast Guard and the Order of Malta. The mixed terrain of sand, rock, and seaweed did not deter the enthusiastic participants from all over the county,.

Over €1,300 was raised for the Rosslare RNLI from the event.

The Rosslare RNLi fundraising committee said a massive thank you to all who took part, acknowledging that such events were not possible without the support of many people including Rosslare Europort for use of parking bays, Fergus Wickham, Stephen Wickham and Peter Breen for traffic management, and Kevin Carroll for photographing the event.

The committee also thanked the local rescue services for their presence and their sponsors, Murphy's SuperValu, Senator Windows, Centra Killinick, Keeling's, Reville's Fruit and Vegetables, Pettitt's SuperValu and Perennial Freight.

Wexford People

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