Thursday, October 20, 2016

Fr Niall runs Columbus half-marathon

Fr Niall Mackey took part on Sunday in the annual marathon in Columbus, Ohio, USA, writes Brian Byrne.

Local people may have noticed our parish administrator going for runs in recent months, which was him getting in shape to take up marathon running again after a break of some years.

In Columbus, Fr Niall did the half-marathon of 13.1 miles, and completed it in a time of 3hrs, 23m, 13s. Our picture is a screen grab from the official video of him crossing the line.

There were six men in his 75-79 age class, and in all more than 10,000 people took part in the event, which over the last five years has raised some $4.5m for Nationwide Children's Hospital.