Two ultra-marathon runners who are in the process of running the length and breadth of the country are currently pounding the roads in the Ballinamore area in the name of raising funds for the Simon Community and raising awareness about the homeless situation in Ireland.
Noel Ward and Mark Conlon, both employees of Dublin Bus, left the capital on November 3 when they departed from Leinster House and since then they have ran 50km every day as their efforts have seen them travel to Cork, Kerry, Clare, Galway, Mullingar, Athlone and now Ballinamore. The ultra-marathaon will see them run 50km every day for 22 days.
Noel and Mark arrived in Ballinamore yesterday and are staying with Angela McCabe, whose son-in-law works with the intredpid runners and have been full of praise for the generosity that has been afforded to them in Ballinamore.
They have expressed their gratitude to Anglea McCabe (Natural Healing Centre), Ronan O'Rourke (ROR Fitness and Therapy), SuperValu Ballinamore, Nature Trail Healthstore, John Fox (filling station, Ballinamore) and Spa Service Station, Swanlinbar.