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Weʼre raising £700 to help Donard School purchase a treadmill to be used by the kids as part of the school's approach to enabling healthy lifestyles.

Banbridge, UK

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Parkrun is a series of 5km runs held on Saturday mornings all over the world. There are 25 parkruns in Northern Ireland (26 if you count Magilligan but it has a somewhat restricted participation!).

Since getting started with a running buggy nearly 6 months ago, Ben and I have made it round Castlewellan, Citypark and Kilbroney. So, for a bit of fun, we have now decided to try to run all 25 parkruns on Saturday mornings over the next 6 months. We hope to enjoy the craic, do our bit of awareness-raising and, hopefully, raise a few pounds along the way to help Ben's fantastic school (Donard School, Banbridge) to purchase a treadmill for the pupils.

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  • Claire Johnston-Thompson1 month ago
    Claire Johnston-Thompson

    Claire Johnston-Thompson

    1 month ago

    Thank you to everyone who has donated and helped bring me over the £500 target - I'm totally delighted! So much so, that I've increased my target to £700 to see if i can get there over the remaining 11 runs. Ben has really enjoyed the recent runs, getting really excited before we leave home and saying hello to lots of other runners out on the course. It is lovely to see his confidence growing, even though my pace seems to be getting worse!! A few cracker runs to come, including the challenge of 5k on the beach in Portrush - bring it on 😊

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  • Claire Johnston-Thompson2 months ago
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    Claire Johnston-Thompson

    2 months ago

    12 parkruns out of 25 now completed & delighted to have had so much support - both in terms of the amazing donations being made but also the assistance in pushing Ben around some of the toughest courses. Ben and I are having fun and hopefully everyone who has joined us or who has seen us out there has enjoyed it as well. Victoria parkrun and Colin Glen now ticked off.

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  • Claire Johnston-Thompson2 months ago
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    Claire Johnston-Thompson

    2 months ago

    Well, I'm over the trauma of discovering that Omagh fell off our list somehow (sorry Omagh!) so we have 25 not 24 parkruns to do. We have 10 done now and thankfully that includes some of the very hilly ones though there are a few tough ones still to come. Ben is doing so well - smiling lots, saying hi to people & even giving out high fives. This pic from Waterworks shows how chilled he is ...

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Page last updated on: 7/18/2018 4:29 PM

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32

  • Marian Frampton

    Marian Frampton

    Jul 18, 2018

    Well done Claire and Ben. Xx

    £10.00

  • K Adamson

    K Adamson

    Jul 18, 2018

    £10.00

  • Claire Johnston-Thompson

    Claire Johnston-Thompson

    Jul 18, 2018

    Two amazing donations - from Fi's fabulous mummy Margaret and from Joe & Gav & the boys - massively appreciated, thank you.

    £55.00

  • Elaine Dolan

    Elaine Dolan

    Jul 11, 2018

    You must be past the half way point now.....well done Claire and Ben!

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jul 1, 2018

    G'wan ye gurl ye! Love Fi

  • Cara O'HAGAN

    Cara O'HAGAN

    Jun 17, 2018

    £10.00

  • Patrick Smith

    Patrick Smith

    May 22, 2018

    Keep up the good work everyone. It’s great to witness your determination and effort as you climb the hill at Castlewellan Parkrun. I hope to meet you on your Parkrun tour at another location some day.

    £20.00

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Claire Johnston-Thompson

Claire Johnston-Thompson

Banbridge, UK

Married to Carole, parent to two amazing little people, runner for sanity & an occasional cyclist 😄

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