On a drizzly day in Dublin Bay runners donned their tracksuits, and laced up to give back.
The start line was in view of the iconic Dublin chimneys, puffing out mini white clouds, but runners were not deterred by the grey day and took to the start line with steely determination. Everyone was motivated by the thought of the sunnier climes that could be reached if they won the prized Delta flights marked for the fastest male and female run times.
The run was started by Chairman of the Dublin Young Leaders, Gerard Ryan, and amongst the runners was Chair of The Ireland Funds Board in Ireland, Ronan Foley. We were also joined on the day by a team from our friends in Special Olympics.
The thought of flights to Australia spurred on the global winning runner Paul Robinson, who ran the Global 5k in the incredibly super speedy time of 14.40.29. Well done to Paul who really gave it his all and practically flew over the finish line. Shortly afterwards, our fastest Dublin female runner Sinead Devine, crossed the line with ease in just over 25 minutes. She claimed the prize of a wonderful hamper from Homespun.
After the run, runners shared stories of the harsh unrelenting wind and relaxed by the sea.
Thanks to all our volunteers, timers, cheerleaders and all who came out to join us for The Ireland Funds Young Leaders Global 5k. And a big thank you to our Dublin sponsors Shemazing, IG Capital, and RiverRock.