Lap of The Map
We received a lovely email from a listener called Anna McGowan:
Hi Ray & crew,
This is the first time I emailed a radio show..But I feel so strongly about this that it needed a mention.
I am a runner like you Ray. I moved to Arklow in co. Wicklow about 5 years ago. I wanted to meet people so I asked about & heard about the amazing Mary Hickey. I joined her club & haven’t looked back since. I’ve made great friends & she has encouraged & helped countless people here in Arklow & the surrounding area to get out and about running.
She has done a huge amount of marathons & is the only woman to have completed every Dublin city marathon since the beginning. She also has done "Marathon de Sables" and a huge and uncountable amount of half marathons, 10ks etc.
At present , Mary at 65 years of age is running around the coast of Ireland for the RNLI.
She started New Year’s Day & is still running.
She is relying on peoples hospitality for a bed for the night, food on the way & people to just jump in and run a few miles with her.
Ray, it would be great if you could give her a mention to get the word out there!
She has a facebook page where you can track her progress.
Ray chats to Mary this afternoon, If you would like to donate to the RNLI for Marys run click here