Monthly Archives: June 2012

Next Race (Swords 10km) Entry Closes Tomorrow

Next Race: Entry Closes Tomorrow. The next race is in 3 weeks is in Swords (Sun 22nd July), a 10km one which is just 2km more then today’s! I checked online as a few people said they might do it. It says entry is only open until tomorrow, 1st July. You can apply here and it’s €20 including the race number, t shirt and goodie bag etc…

The chip time results from today are up online already

The chip time results from today are up online already!. Check using this website:

Photo Gallery of Race 1 – The Dublin 5 Mile

Hi all!

So, we did it! The first race of my six is over with now five more to go towards the Marathon in October. Today was great fun, with so many people out running with us. 16 in total, amazing! We had more in support too on the sidelines, which really added to the day. We all finished it in respectable times… some a little quicker than others like Stephen and Niall! What a great buzz.

Mary passed me after a short time, proving she’s been training harder then she told me! Adrian H, Harry and Willy set off at the front and did great times. Ann and Martin powered over the line in a way quicker time then they had anticipated too. Regina and Arlene with Jennifer and Aoife crossed the line with plenty more left in the tank as you can see from the pics. I did around 56 minutes which I was happy with considering I’d been unable to train for a couple of weeks… and probably too many late nights on me recent hols. Brian, Aoife, Ritchie & Philomena looked like they could have done it again from the pic at the end.

Thanks so much Helena and Marie for all the help on the day and Karen, Lisa, Mia and Eabha there cheering us all on too!

Thanks for the support. I also collected some more money which brings us up and up again towards a total that I could have only dreamed of.


Breaking News About

Today alone, the day before the 1st race in the series, the donations rocketed by almost €1,500 and it now stands at a staggering €2,335 raised! A lot of generosity from my own colleagues today and last week has brought the total to what it is now. I am so so unbelievably grateful for everyones help and digging deep for this great cause for the Irish Cancer Society. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Message From Mary Doyle Regarding Her Donation

Mary pledged a staggering €900 today from her network of friends and family and from her own efforts in the last few weeks. A message from Mary follows.

From Mary:

Too many people to thank for their generous contributions but here goes:-
To Steino & Leon for their encouragement to keep going!
To all the Management and Staff in the Yamamori chain of Restaurants who really stepped up to the mark and got the ball rolling.
To all My Guys in work who have had to endure endless talk of my aches and pains whilst training and to the real runners (Adrian included) among them for all their advice and guidance.
To all my family and friends both in Tipperary and Dublin especially my cousin Marie Ryan, Lisheen who did the 10k Mini Marathon in Moyne and put her donations through RunForPaddy.

Thanks to each and every one of you, I said to Adrian on day 1 that his fundraising target was too low, that we would easily break it and with your help we have.


Run For Paddy Featured In The Irish Independent Today – No Really!

Run For Paddy Featured In Today's Irish Independent

Run For Paddy Featured In Today's Irish Independent

Here is a pic of the piece on all our efforts in Paddy’s memory. It’s from today’s Irish Independent. Mary is a great friend who’s doing so much to assist behind the scenes at as well as training herself to partake in the 1st race (and maybe the second… go on Mary!). She made this publication in today’s national press possible. This is exactly what is all about, supporting a great cause in memory of a Great Man.


1st race meeting point for those running for Paddy this Saturday

Hey all. 1st race ts this saturay, 10am in phnx park? How about those running it meet at the gates oat the Aras on the main road (Chesterfield Ave) at 9.30am so we can start together?? think there is about 10 of us! See ya there….

Wear Purple For Paddy Day – Thanks To Everyone!

Scoil Mhuire Belcruit hold their Wear Purple For Paddy Day in aid of Paddies favourite colour day was the idea of Lorraine Boyle, so thanks a million for her and thank so so much to the staff, children and parents at Scoil Mhuire Belcruit. They raised €110 which will go directly to the Irish Cancer Society through the challenge.

Here are a couple of pics….


Get This! A “Wear Purple” Day for Paddy’s Favourite Colour in Donegal

Anyone who knew Paddy will know that Purple was his favourite colour. Well, how great is this…..I got a message from the wonderful Lorraine Boyle last night and it simply said the following:

The children of Scoil Mhuire Belcruit, Donegal, my kids national school, are holding a ‘Wear Purple’ day in aid of on June 15th 2012.

I will get the teacher to take a photo and email to you. All children will donate 2 euro each

Thanks Lorraine and thanks to everyone at Scoil Mhuire Belcruit. This is so appreciated and is exactly what is all about.

Deadline For Registering For The 1st Race Approaching

I just got an email from Athletics Ireland saying that the Deadline For Registering For The 1st Race Approaching.

“We are now encouraging all runners to get their entries in this week for the Irish Runner 5 Mile”, Dublin Race Series Director Jim Aughney said. “We expect another big entry this year right across the Race Series and it is important that we start on a high note with the Irish Runner 5 Mile which takes place on Saturday, June 30th. The Entry Deadline for online entry is June 10th and the online entry is open at

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

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 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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