PIPS Hope and Support - 8th Annual 10K Race and 5K Walk - 09th September 2018

On Sunday 09th September, PIPS Hope and Support held the 8th Annual 10K Walk and 5K Run at Carnbane Estate. 

Close to 400 participants attended and supported the event raising funds and awareness as well as marking World Suicide Prevention Day.  Before the event, we heard from PIPS Hope and Supports CEO - Seamus McCabe and Chair of NMDDC - Mark Murnin.  Following this, we held a balloon release which was very personal to families in attendance who have been bereaved by suicide.  It was great to see so many there to support our families and a great way of showing their respect was marked with a minutes silence. 

Thee biggest of thank you from everyone at PIPS Hope and Support to all attendees for participating, raising awareness, remembering their loved ones and supporting the Annual 10K Run and 5K Walk. 

Well done to our winners who claimed the top prizes with very impressive times. Pictured is the following winners in the Male and Female category as well as the Running Club Winners being presented with their trophies from PIPS Hope and Supports Chairperson - Ian Mallon and Fundraising Officer - Padraig Harte.

1st Place - Stephen O'Gorman - Dromore Running Club - 33.47 - Trophy donated by Resolve NI
2nd Place - Chris Devine - Newry City Runners - 34.05 - Trophy donated by Resolve NI
3rd Place - Joe McKevitt - Slieve Gullion Runners - 35.28 - Trophy donated by Resolve NI

1st Place - Natalie Bowbanks - 43.00 - Trophy donated by Resolve NI
2nd Place - Cathy Rice - MJM - 43.17 - Trophy donated by Resolve NI
3rd Place - Laura Devine - Newry City Runners - 43.37 - Trophy donated by Resolve NI

Slieve Gullion Winners - Joe McKevitt, Barry McCarroll and Martin Campbell