Coole Running!

Coole Running!

Well done to everyone that completed the Connemarathon or the BUPA great Ireland Run today.  I believe the heat was pretty intense in the phoenix park.  special mention to club chairman Tony Nevin who competed the 39.3 mile Ultra Marathon in Connemara in a great time of under 6 hours.  

Coole Park is a fantastic place to go for a run at any time and next Sunday there is a 10k race being held there in aid of the Ardrahan difibrillator committee.  The race is being organised by popular Craughwell AC members Gabriel and Josephine Gardiner who are extremely experienced race organisers having had a significant role in organisation of Hollymount 10k among others.  It should be a great event.

When: Sunday April 17th 2011 at 11am.
Where: Coole Park Nature Reserve, Gort, Co Galway
Entry Fee: €15 if pre registered / €20 on the day
Promotors: Ardrahan Defibrillator Committee
Prizes for 1st/2st/3rd Men & women 
Category prizes 1st Over 40/50/60 Men & Women
Spot prizes for Fit4life participants 
The course has been properly measured and an AAI permit being processed.
Refreshments at finish
Walkers and Runners welcome
Family 10km Trail route.
 Tshirts will be available for first 200 online entries.

Contact:Gabriel Gardiner on 086 8389626 for further details

Directions: Coole Park is located just off the N18, 3km north-west of Gort in Co. Galway.

The Coole 10km road run/walk will take place in Coole Park,Gort on Sunday April 17th at 11am.This event is been organized by Ardrahan Defibrillator committee and all proceeds will go towards the cost of training 30 local people in the locality.

The Ardrahan Defibrillator committee was set up in 2008 after the death of a local boy Kyle McCrann from Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome and the committee wish to create awareness of the importance of having trained defibrillators operators in every community. 

Cardio Vascular Disease is Ireland’s biggest killer, with in the region of 10,000 deaths each year. Six thousand are from sudden cardiac arrest and 70% of these occur outside of hospital. It is imperative that sports clubs and organisations are equipped and prepared to respond in the context of these statistics. The current survival rate of an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in Ireland is 1%. There is significant evidence to suggest that early intervention can have a major impact on survival rates from sudden cardiac arrest.


So why not come along on April 17th to walk/jog or run in this Coole 10km event and

enjoy the scenic views in Coole Park while participating in this fundraising event.

Entry to this event is online on the following website  and you can also contact the Race Director Gabriel Gardiner at 086-8389626 for further details.

The Ardrahan AED Group would like to thank our main sponsors Sean & Caroline Mulholland from Autocraft. Autocraft is based in Rahealy, Ardrahan and is one of the leading 24-hour roadside assistance and specialist recovery companies in Ireland.

  Ardrahan Defibrillator Group would also like to express thanks to National Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government for granting a permit for this event to take place at Coole Park.  

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