Crumlin man calls for people to join him in New York race to raise funds

by Rachel Darcy

A Crumlin man who works with the Children’s Medical and Research foundation is encouraging people to join him in the New York Half Marathon to raise funds for Crumlin Children’s Hospital.

Gerry Cully has been working with the foundation, who raise vital funds for Crumlin Children’s Hospital, since June 2007.

At 63 years old, Gerry is in training for his first ever New York Half Marathon in 2020, and he wants other people to join him and raise funds for CMRF.

Gerry says: “I had planned to do the New York Marathon three years ago, but I was sick, nothing serious, but was unable to take part.

“I wanted to do it for my 60th birthday, but three years later I’ve been persuaded into going for it. I absolutely love New York.

“I’ve been going to New York for CMRF for years with a team who take part in the NYC Marathon to support CMRF. I’ve always thought I’d love to be on the other side of the fence as the wonderful team pass me by on the side line.

“I’ve never done a marathon before, just the marathons I run around the CMRF building on hectic days. I’ve a programme of training set up over the next few months and my colleagues here in CMRF are giving me lots of encouragement, so there’s no getting away with it.

“If you’re even thinking about taking part in something like this just do it. For someone my age, when you mightn’t want to do a full marathon, it’s a great option. This is a great time to start training too.”

For more information, contact Bernice at bcondon@cmrf.org.

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