Page 11 - Support Magazine Summer 2017
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Top 3 winners in the 10k: 2nd, Dermot Delany; 1st Ronan Kearns and 3rd John Carren

                                                                             Prof Jim Egan with 2.5k winners: 2nd Jamie Tighe (11);
                                                                               3rd Matilda Kordys (11) and 1st Jack O'Brien (15)

                  5k finalists: Gerry Schley, Paul Merton,  Stephen Guing with Prof Jim Egan
             his year’s Run was held on  get to witness, first hand, the true
             Saturday May 20th in        success of organ donation for
             Corkagh Park, Dublin 12. It  transplantation as showcased by
        Twas the 9th holding of the      the likes of 14 year old Jack
        annual event and the 7th time it  O’Brien (kidney recipient) winning
        was organised by the Irish Kidney  the 2.5km event.              Mother and son Sharon and Jamie Tighe.
        Association. South Dublin County   IKA staff and a core team of IKA  Sharon won the 5k whilst Jamie was 2nd in 2.5k
        Council has been very supportive  volunteers were ably assisted by a
        of our holding of the event in their  number of additional volunteers  Deirdre and Ned Crowe
        Park in recent years with their  sourced by the South Dublin
        Rangers being particularly helpful.  County Council Volunteer Centre.
           It was truly heartening to see  A willingness to get stuck in,
        the level of continued support for  despite very changeable weather,
        the event with so many familiar  and good spirits throughout meant
        faces showing up on the day. 240  that our participants were warmly
        people registered on the morning  welcomed, supported throughout
        and with over 560 registered in  the event and well looked after
        total it was a record year for   when they finished.
        attendance. This year we tweaked   Our now famous ‘soup and a
        how we managed a couple of       sandwich’ for all finishers was
        things on the day and the changes  again well received and the crisps
        were well received.              provided by Keogh’s Farm were
           The great thing about the Run is  much appreciated too.
        the stories that it brings together.  The feedback after the event
        Members of the dialysis and      was positive with many promising
        transplant community get to meet  to return next year and bring more
        socially and members of the public  family and friends with them!
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