Head 2 Head for Cystic Fibrosis Ireland
Remember my post a while ago about the first ever Head 2 Head Walk for Cystic Fibrosis Ireland’s Bed’s for Beaumont Campaign, if not you can click here and read it before reading on with this post. Well it took place last Sunday, September 29th. We were blessed with great weather, it wasn’t too hot nor too cold and the rain held off … actually my face got a wee bit burnt by the sunshine that came out to greet us.
Now you may or may not know that I participated in the Women’s Mini-Marathon last year, 2012. Well the mini-marathon is 10km. Our walk from Head 2 Head, that’s Howth Head to Bray Head was 41km! – practically the length of a full marathon … and Patrick and I weren’t alone as there were lots of us walkers who walked from Head to Head. The other option was from Sandymount to Bray, which was a feat in itself as the terrain was much toucher on the later part of the walk (south) than at the beginning (north).
The first ever Head 2 Head was a huge success, 200 plus walkers all coming together to create awareness and earn some cash for a very worthy cause. We were supported throughout our seven hours by the Gardaí, St John’s Ambulance and the many volunteers who checked in on us, offered us water and guided us on the right track. It is an absolute credit to those involved in the organising of the event, especially Mary who didn’t even sit down for a cup of tea when we all gathered for our soup and sandwiches at the end of the walk … she was too busy tending to everyone and handing out certificates.
Head 2 Head was a success this year and I’ll definitely get involved again next year. My legs were sore for at least two days after and I came home with a few blisters but it was worth it … but success aside the Bed’s for Beaumont Campaign still walks on … To support Beds for Beaumont please visit the Cystic Fibrosis Ireland website here to give your support.
However as I was a little snap happy that day I thought I’d share some more photo’s with you … (p.s. I’m always snap happy … can’t help myself)