Joanne McMahon Run/Walk/Cycle next Sunday

The Joanne McMahon fundraising drive reaches its climax next Sunday with the staging of the Walk/Run/Cycle in Castlemahon, with a 100K cycle setting off at 9am followed fifteen minutes later by a 90K cycle, and then a 40K cycle at 10am. For those who prefer their exercise without the need for pedalling, there will be a 10K run/walk at 12 noon, followed ten minutes later by a 5K walk, so all abilities will be catered for.

Organisers made an appeal this week for intending participants to go online and pre-register at

There is no official fee to participate in any of the events but all donations will be welcome, and anyone with sponsorship cards is asked to return them on Sunday. There will be refreshments in Castlemahon Hall after all the events. To get more details about maps and routes, go to the Joanne McMahon Thanksgiving Fundraiser Facebook page.

All participants must register by signing on for their event at the hall in Castlemahon. Registration will open at 7.30am for the cycle and 10.15am for the run/walk.

There will also be a Thanksgiving Mass in Castlemahon Church at 3pm on Sunday in appreciation of all the good work of the St James’s Hospital Burns Unit which did such superb work for Joanne, and for everybody who has helped in any way.