Running the Kerry Mountains For Gaza


Midleton psychologist Jennifer Hayes is gearing up to run the Brandon Marathon next month to raise funds for Gaza.
The enclave is trying to rebuild after 6 weeks of intensive conflict which destroyed the area and killed thousands.
The East Cork woman says she has a mountain of training to get through before the 11 October.
“I am up to 20 miles which is taking me 4 hrs 10 minutes to complete. I do my long runs which takes in mostly hills at the weekend. I do my interval training during the week with the Midleton Athletics Club after I put the kids to bed. I need to push it out but I will get there” she said.
Jennifers run will consist of 26 gruelling miles of mountain and mountain roads and takes a total climb of 4,262 feet. 11 times the climb involved in the Dublin city Marathon.
Jennifer aims to raise €1,000 in sponsorship for Trocaire which will be ring fenced to help the people of Gaza.
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