Aughnacloy teacher plays her part in 8,000 mile relay race
AN AUGHNACLOY Primary School teacher has taken part in a huge relay race tracking the entire route of the Olympic torch.
The Endurancelife Real Relay is an exciting attempt to follow the entire route around the British Isles in one continuous non-stop journey, running every step of the way.
“This is a fantastic challenge that everyone has worked so hard to accomplish,” said Leanne Kyle, a P2/3 teacher at Aughnacloy PS. “It was a once in a life time opportunity to run my 10.5 leg today with the baton from my home town through the Clogher Valley to Killylea in Co. Armagh.
“The baton then continues along the Olympic torch route to Portadown, Gilford and Banbridge before heading to Newry and across the border. Congratulations to everyone who has taken part so far and good luck to everyone who has still to run!”
Starting out from Land’s End at midnight on Monday 28 May (ten days behind the official Olympic Torch) the Real Relay involves hundreds of runners from across the British Isles running through the day and night on an 8,000 mile mission to reach London in time for the Olympic Games opening ceremony.
Organisers are calling on runners from all over the British Isles to join the relay by signing up to run one or more of the stages online at www.endurancelife.com/realrelay and help achieve one of the greatest Olympic endeavours of all time.
All money being raised is going to a great UK based charity CHICKS helping underprivileged kids across the UK.
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