Thursday, June 16, 2011

24 Hour Run - June 18, 2011 - Superstar Starter

We are delighted to announce that Mark Pollock, adventure athlete, entrepreneur and author, will be the official starter for our Inaugural 24 hour run.

For the last decade, Mark has competed in the world's harshest environments - surviving sub-zero Antarctic temperatures as he raced to the South Pole, and Atlantic gales in the Round Ireland race, suffering scorching heat, running six marathons in the Gobi Desert in one week. He has run a marathon in the North Pole, raced through the desert lowlands of the Syrian African Rift Valley to the Dead Sea and completed a high-altitude marathon in the Himalayas, some of these with our very own John O'Regan. And he's done so in a world of total darkness. For the last decade, Mark Pollock has been blind!

Mark is on his biggest adventure yet, having broken his back in a very bad fall, he is now fighting his way to walking again!! He is truly inspirational and we are very lucky to have him involved in our fundraiser!!!!

Please come down at 10am on Saturday to give Mark a BIG Le Cheile welcome and to let him know that we are behind him all the way in the next step of his incredible journey!!!!