Since the end of Feb, four great kids from St. Michaels House Special National School have been working towards completing a MARATHON distance. The kids worked as a team each day completing this amazing achievement by either by walking/running or cycling. Supported by their Teacher and SNAs, this incredible feat has just been completed and was recognised by “Marathon Kids", Fingal County Council.
During their great achievement it did however become clear that the school needs additional specially adapted bikes and another bike would make a world of difference to the students. Being outdoors has never been so important for all the kids in SMH and gives each kid the opportunity to exercise on class outings within the local community and allows for much needed movement breaks.
The bikes themselves are not cheap and are up to €5k to purchase. The school cannot fund raise themselves so I’ve joined with the kids to start a go-fund account to raise funds for the bike.
To really earn your support and hopefully generous donations, the kids and I have set ourselves a great challenge for the next 5 weeks.
So what’s IRON PLUS
It’s a relay that will involve the kids from the school and two past IRONMAN finishers (definitely past their prime), where each will go that bit further than the current IRONMAN distance.
· The kids will continue past their marathon distance and keep walking/running etc. till early June.
· Scott McInnes and David Bray will then take the baton from the kids and complete
o 4km swim (Scott)
o 200k cycle (David)
Scott and David will complete these on the same day.
Every euro raised will make such a difference for the kids!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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