Will you take on this iconic challenge in March 2020?
Gerry Cully, from Crumlin, has been working in the Children’s Medical and Research Foundation (CMRF), since June 2007. At 63 years old he’s just started training for the New York Half Marathon in March 2020 and he wants other people to join him and raise funds for some of Ireland’s sickest children.
“I had planned to do the New York Marathon three years ago, but I was sick, nothing serious, but was unable to take part.” Gerry said. “I wanted to do it for my 60th birthday. So three years later I’ve been persuaded into going for it. I absolutely love New York. I’ve been going to New York for CMRF for many years with a team of men and women of all ages who take part in the NYC Marathon to support CMRF Crumlin. I’ve always thought I’d love to be on the other side of the fence as the wonderful team pass by me on the side line.
“I’ve never done a marathon before, just the marathons I run around the CMRF building on hectic days. I’m not a fast walker, but I do enjoy walking. I’m hoping to try the Limerick half marathon in May this year to see what is ahead of me out before I do the New York Half Marathon in March 2020. I’ve a programme of training set up over the next few months and my colleagues here in CMRF are giving me lots of encouragement, so there’s no getting away with it. I’m hoping other people will sign up too and walk or jog with Gerry in the New York half Marathon in 2020.
“If you’re even thinking about taking part in something like this just do it. Some people have a bucket list, so why not add a half marathon to it? For someone my age, when you mightn’t want to do a full marathon, it’s a great option. This is a great time to start training too. I’ve just given up chocolate and minerals and started walking. Now’s the opportunity to do it. If you do want to join me for the New York half marathon then sign up as there’s such an incredible buzz around New York at that time of the year, and also don’t forget that it’s St Patrick’s Day after the event. Where better to celebrate completing a half marathon than New York around St Patrick’s Day?”
We want you to Jog with Gerry. Will you take on this iconic challenge?
The New York Half Marathon is taking place on Sunday 15th March 2020 (date to be confirmed).
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