I ran for Jigsaw!
August 25th 2017
With just 9 weeks to go until the Dublin City Marathon takes place, we're asking participants to use this amazing opportunity to fundraise for Jigsaw, the National Centre for Youth Mental Health.
We asked 2016 entrant Laurah Kenny to tell us about her experience, and why she chose to raise funds for Jigsaw.
What inspired you to get involved with Jigsaw?
Mental health is something that means alot to me, and I'm happy to do anything I can to help such an amazing organisation like Jigsaw.
How did you find the training for the Dublin City Marathon?
I found the training tough at the start, but I had my wonderful running club running with me to help me through the training every week, which I really appreciated. Somedays I struggled and they were always there to help.
What was the feeling like when you crossed the finished line at the Dublin City Marathon?
Absolutely overwhelming. I started to cry as I saw the 26 mile mark approaching. The feeling was like something I've never felt before. I couldn't believe that I had completed it. I was on such a high once I had finished and I got my meda. The pain in my legs disappeared and I had a huge smile on my face!
What change would you like to see to youth mental health in Ireland?
I would like to see that young mental health in Ireland is taken more seriously, as mental health is a serious matter. And we need to break the stigma and not be afraid to discuss mental health.
What other interests do you have?
My other interests would be swimming and going to concerts and musicals. I volunteer at the GSPCA in Galway at the weekends and go to the gym too.
If you are interested in fundraising for Jigsaw, send us an email or call Suzanne on 01 472 7010 for your Jigsaw Fundraising Pack.
Best of luck to all those taking part!