The Cook Medical Limerick Womens Mini Marathon gets underway in the University of Limerick. Picture: Liam Burke/Press 22
Two special women take up the Cook Medical Limerick Womens Mini Marathon 2018 Challenge this Sunday!
By ILoveLimerick correspondent Simran Kapur
The Cook Medical Limerick Womens Mini Marathon 2018 is all set to take place this Sunday!
Joining the thousands of eager women at the event this weekend and raising funds for charity are Sharon McGrath and Emma O’Sullivan.
Sharon McGrath was in isolation at the hospital for over seven months post her bone marrow transplant.
“When I was in the hospital I reached a point where walking from the bed to the bathroom took a lot of effort,” Mrs McGrath said.
Sharon would be walking the Limerick Womens Mini Marathon 2018 this Sunday with her daughters, sisters, and nieces saying, “It is great to be able to do it with my kids, to give them an example of pushing yourself an extra bit.”
Two-time kidney transplant, Emma O’Sullivan actively promotes organ donation.
“I’m running the marathon to encourage people to become organ donors. I wouldn’t have had my little four-year old if it wasn’t for the transplant,” Mrs O’Sullivan said.
Despite having a recent kidney infection, Emma is more than determined to complete the run this Sunday saying, “I shall run as much as I can and try and finish it, as it promotes a great cause.”
Title sponsors, Cook Medical is a medical technology company based in Castletroy and is named as one of the largest privately held global medical technology companies, employing 880 people at its Castletroy headquarters. The company works closely with physicians to develop technologies that eliminate the need for open surgery.
Taking place at the University of Limerick’s grounds the Limerick Womens Mini Marathon 2018 is expected to host over 3000 women this Sunday.
The run consists of two routes- the first is a 10km route, and the second is 5km. Both routes start at the UL Sports Arena, on the University of Limerick grounds, and will also finish on the campus of the University.
Race pack collection will begin at 11am on the day, followed closely by warm-ups from 11.20pm. The 10km race will begin at 12pm, and the 5km race will start at 12.30pm.
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