Students sponsor half marathon teachers

A group of St Kieran’s College teachers ran the Waterford Half Marathon earlier this month, after deciding to get fit for charity.

A group of St Kieran’s College teachers ran the Waterford Half Marathon earlier this month, after deciding to get fit for charity.

The teachers signed up to run the Waterford Half Marathon for Kilkenny Autism. After many months of training, they laced up their runners and made the short journey to Waterford.

It was a cold, brisk and foggy start to Saturday morning – perfect conditions for running. The teachers were sponsored by their students, so the pressure was on to complete the painful 13.1 miles.

Fortunately, they all managed to complete the race in times of between one and a half and two hours. It was a very successful day for the St Kieran’s teachers, whose efforts raised a substantial amount of money for autistic teenagers in Kilkenny.

All involved said they thoroughly enjoyed the experience, in spite of that last few painful miles and the tired legs. Perhaps a marathon might be next on the cards.