Saturday, February 25, 2006



25 FEBRUARY---04 MARCH 2006


Well known Dunleer athlete David Carrie will undertake to run 7
Marathons in 8 days with the aim of creating awareness of Sudden
Adult Death Syndrome(SADS)and raising funds for the Mater
Hospitals Heart House and the Pilot Family Screening
Clinic.This venture by David will form part of the Arts,Culture
and Sports Week activities which will culminate with the 37th
annual Ras na hEireann International Cross Country event on 5th
March 2006 in Termonfeckin Co Louth.

After a very successful Juvenile and Junior career with Dunleer
A.C.David at 22 years old won the National Intermediate Cross
Country on a very muddy course at Ballybofey in 1989 and
followed this up a few weeks later with 7th place in the Senior
Inter Club at Killenaule.This run earned him selection for the
World Cross Country Championships that year in
Stavanger,Norway.A consistantly high placed finisher in road
races all over the country David has a Marathon P.B. of 2hrs 27
min 17 sec from his run in Dublin in 1998.Eight times Louth
Senior Cross Country Champion he currently holds the Cross
Country,Road and 3000m track titles in Louth.A dedicated member
of Dunleer A.C.he was Chairman of the club for a number of years
and at present is coaching a number of the successful distance
running Juveniles the club keep producing.An NSSM Sports Massage
course has enabled him to repair the injuries and strains of
club athletes and other sports people in the locality.

The Mater Foundation based at 53-54 Eccles ST.Dublin 7 needs
funds for a Pilot Family Screening Clinic to reduce the
incidence of Sudden Adult Death Syndrome(SADS) for those most at
risk.Davids run will help raise awareness that such a facility
exists and also raise funds for continued
development.Contributions can be made to the dedicated Heart
House Bank of Ireland account in Dunleer,Sort Code 90-34-29 a/c
no 21874743-89.

Accompanying David will be fellow Dunleer athletes Micheal
Mulligan,Eugene Burns,Mark Hoey,James Rothwell and Graham
Townsend with other joining in.As athletes we are all more aware
of our heart and its function but we would like to spread
awareness about SADS and that help through screening can save
lives.Please come out and support David in what ever way you

Route details:

Day1 Saturday 25th February 23 miles
Run1 9.00a.m.UCH Galway to Oranmore to Craughwell 11.00a.m.
Run2 3.00p.m.Craughwell to Loughrea arrive 4.10p.m.

Day2 Sunday 26th February 25 miles
Run1 9.00a.m.Loughrea to kilreekil to Aughrim arrive 11.00a.m.
Run2 2.00a.m.Aughrim to Garbally to Ballinasloe arrive 3.00p.m.
Run3 4.00p.m.Ballinasloe to Ballydangan arrive 5.00p.m.

Day3 Monday 27th February 21 miles
Run1 9.00a.m.Ballydangan to Cornafalla to Athlone 10.30 a.m.
Run2 2.00p.m.Athlone to Fardrum to Moate arrive 4.00p.m.

Day4 Tuesday 28th February 23 miles
Run1 9.00a.m.Moate to Horseleap to Kilbeggan arrive 10.45a.m.
Run2 2.00p.m.Kilbeggan to Tyrellspass to Rochfordbridge to
Milltownpass arrive 4.00p.m.

Day5 Wednesday 1st March 26 miles
Run1 9.00a.m.Milltownpass to Kinnegad to Clonard 10.40a.m.
Run2 2.00p.m.Clonard to Moyvalley to Enfield arrive 3.30p.m.
Run3 4.00p.m.Enfield to Kilcock arrive 5.00p.m.

Day6 Thursday 2nd March 28 miles
Run1 9.00a.m.Kilcock to Maynooth/Leixlip arrive 10.50am Lucan
Run2 2.00p.m.Lucan to Mater Dublin arrive 3.30p.m.
Run3 4.45p.m.Mater Heart House to Swords arrive 6.00p.m.

Day7 Friday 3rd March 26 miles
Run1 9.00a.m.Swords to Balbriggan arrive 11.00a.m.
Run2 2.00p.m.Balbriggan to Julianstown arrive 3.15 p.m.
Run3 3.45p.m. Julianstown to Drogheda arrive 4.30p.m.

Day8 Saturday 4th March 10 miles
Run1 4.30p.m.Drogheda to Dunleer arrive 5.45pm

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