Wednesday 8 May 2013
Running for Parliament Team L-R: Eddie Lynch, Sam McWilliams, Eleanor Mallon, Alison McKenna and Ivan Baxter
The Belfast City Marathon was held on Monday (6th May), with around 17,500 people taking part in the event. In this, its first year of participation, Age Sector Platform was represented by two relay teams with 10 individuals running a leg of the 26.2 mile marathon route to raise money for the charity.
The ‘Running for Parliament’ team, with an age span of 51 years, saw Age Sector Platform member Ivan Baxter (73) cross the finish line in just under 4 and a half hours, with the team having raised over £1,500 for the charity.
The charity’s second team ’30 Rocks’, finished the course in a slightly faster time of 4 hours and 6 minutes, with the team having raised over £600 for Age Sector Platform.
Thanks to all those who sponsored either team during the last few months. If you didn’t get around to donating, the good news is you can still do so until the beginning of August 2013! Just click HERE to visit the JustGiving page.
30 Rocks Team L-R: Una McCambridge, David Wilkinson, Niall McKenna and Declan Kelly (Missing from photo Geordie English)