The Big Idea

Final Total

My final total is in. €8,421 raised for the Irish Cancer Society. Thank you so so much to every single person who donated to The Irish Cancer Society through RunForPaddy.com. Thanks to everyone who supported me along the sidelines and the roads during my races. Thanks to everyone who ran some races with me. Thanks to everyone who did their own fundraising events and campaigns for RunForPaddy.com Thanks to Regina for listening to my moaning of aches and pains and for being the greatest person that’s ever lived. Thanks to Ann for supporting me from the moment I ran the idea past her. And thanks to the man behind it all, my inspiration for every mile and my true friend, Paddy. We love you man.

 

Really it’s all very simple…. in theory! I plan to run the 6 races listed, including the Dublin City Marathon, and in doing so raise money for the Irish Cancer Society.

  • 5 mile (8km) Race in June
  • 10km Race in July
  • 10 mile Race in August
  • Half Marathon in September
  • 20 mile (32km) Athlone Race in October
  • Full Marathon in October
Adrian Graham

I’ve never done anything like this before. I’m not the fittest of men (yet). I only started jogging before Christmas 2011 and the most “serious” jogging I have ever done is two 5km races in the Phoenix Park recently.

I am doing all this driven on by one thing; My desire to remember and honour my father-in-law, Paddy, in the positive way that he should be remembered. These 6 races, and the close to 700km of training I will need to do, are all in the memory of Paddy Supple. You can read about Paddy, and why he has had such an effect on me and those who knew him here.

Some pics from some of the races

Some pics from some of the races

 

Want To Run A Race With Me – And Help The Cause Too?

Some people have said that they might run (or walk) the 1st race with me and maybe even the second one too… some even said they’d do more then 2 races, but that was on a night out! You can register for the races by clicking here. Let me know if you sign up and we’ll meet up on the race day.

To register for the Dublin City Marathon itself you can click here. I have sponsor cards available, you can can get people to sponsor on-line using this website. Any sponsorship that you raise will be mentioned on this site and our Facebook and Twitter pages. Thanks!

33 Responses to The Big Idea

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    Helena Gordon says:

    Go Adrian Go. Well done.

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    Catherine wrigglesworth says:

    hello, this is fantastic :D , can i get involved?

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    Hugh says:

    Look at this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTn1v5TGK_w

    Fair play Ad!

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    Fiona O Reilly says:

    Oh My God Adrian, this is fantastic. Well done you. I might look at maybe joining you for the June 8km! I’ll check out the dates etc. We will look at hitting neighbours and friends for sponsorship. Call me old fashioned but do you have a sponsorship card or anything like that?

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      Adrian says:

      Hey Fiona! Thanks so much for your enthusiasm, your help would be great! Yes, the Irish Cancer Society are sending me sponsorship cards by post. See ya Saturday :)

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    David Gordon says:

    Great job Adrian. Your beautiful tribute to Paddy is very heart warming stuff. I take my hat off to you and wish you the best of luck.

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    Marian says:

    What an amazing thing to do and a great testament to the man who inspires you. Will be following your progress……
    Marian

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    Fiona O Reilly says:

    Hi Adrian, just checked the races and i’ll be gone to Spain for the first 8km. We’re heading on the 27th of June. What a pity! See ya Saturday. Fi x

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    Martina Shiels Sheridan says:

    Great idea, fair play to you. Not an easy task. Great website and the cover picture of Paddy just sums up his infectious smile and chuckle. It made me smile and brought a tear to my eye, actually tears to both eyes if i’m being truthful. For all that knew Paddy, we know he can never be forgotten but this idea just concretes that….
    Best of luck

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    Adrian says:

    Why not like us on Facebook to keep up to date

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    Rebecca says:

    Absolutely amazing! I’m blown away. Fair play to u Adrian. He was a fantastic uncle and what you wrote about him is spot on! We are all behind you 100%. I’m thinking I might give a race or two a go, you’ve inspired me to at least try!

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      Adrian says:

      Hey Rebecca. Thanks so much for your comment here. You’re a star. We’ll have the Doolan’s selling their cars and running everywhere if we keep this up! Thanks for the support, means so much.

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    Andrea says:

    Well done Adrian, I’ll take some sponsorship cards from you when you get them! Good luck with the training!

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    Ruth Kenneally says:

    Wow, well done Adrian! The website is fantastic and it’s such a lovely idea. I hope you and the family are keeping well and looking forward to seeing you soon :) p.s. best of luck with the training!

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    Siobhan O'Connor says:

    Marie pointed me to this site and I have to say – you’re a madman! My dad would be very proud as well, best of luck :)

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      Adrian says:

      Hey, thanks Siobhan! Yea, probably am a bit mad! I have thought about Ray so many times since I saw you last. Ask him to send me some divine intervention to make me train hard if you can! Hope you are well, thanks for the thoughts. Adrian

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    Mairéad Graham says:

    Hi Adrian. Just want to wish you luck with your training :) Its a wonderful thing you are doing and deserve lots of support…..Good luck!!

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    bill .gloria mark christopher and kate says:

    hi adrian best of luck with your training, paddy was more than a brother in law, he was a great friend, i wish i could join you but my mobility scooter hasnt got the mileage. our thoughts and good wishes are with you all. ann left sponsor cards with me. good luck from london.

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    Jennifer doolan says:

    Hi Adrian, well done today, the pictures are great and I’m sure uncle Paddy is proud of us all especially you as you have made such a great effort to raise money for a worthy cause, thanks for a great day in memory of a great man, Jennifer

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      Adrian says:

      Thanks Jennifer. Great you were all there. It’s a group effort, that was proven today. It was a great step on my journey towards the training and Ultimately the marathon in October… Which seems so unachievable right now… But with all the help and support I’ve been getting I know it’ll be possible. Talk soon. Adrian

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    David Gordon says:

    Just checked out the pics from the 10k in Fingal. Looked like a fantastic time. Fair play for bringing everyone together.

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Final Total Announced

Our final total is in. €8,421 raised for the Irish Cancer Society. Thank you so so much to every single person who donated to The Irish Cancer Society through RunForPaddy.com

Thanks to everyone who supported me along the sidelines and the roads during my races. Thanks to everyone who ran some races with me. Thanks to everyone who did their own fundraising events and campaigns for RunForPaddy.com Thanks to Regina for listening to my moaning of aches and pains and for being the greatest person that’s ever lived. Thanks to Ann for supporting me from the moment I ran the idea past her. And thanks to the man behind it all, my inspiration for every mile and my true friend, Paddy. We love you man.

The Big Idea

To run the following 6 races and raise money for the Irish Cancer Society in memory of Paddy Supple

  • 5 mile (8 km) race in June
  • 10 km race in July
  • 10 mile (16 km) race in August
  • Half marathon in September
  • 20 mile (32 km) in October
  • Full marathon in October

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    Some people have said that they might run (or walk) the 1st race with me and maybe even the second one too... some even said they'd do more then 2 races, but that was on a night out! You can register for the races by clicking here. Let me know if you sign up and we'll meet up on the race day.

    Not a runner or a walker? No hassle! If you have any other ideas on how you can help get in touch today... we need all the help we can get to make this big for Paddy!
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