- November 20, 2023
- Posted by: Suzanne Dennehy
- Category: News
Congratulations to Lauren Kelleher, Cliona O’Brien, Lorraine Kelly and Sarah Biggin of the CKT team who completed the Run in the Dark on the 15th of November. They joined thousands of people across the globe in donning their running shoes and hitting the roads in supporting the Mark Pollock Trust.
Mark’s amazing story is one of cruel setbacks and incredible strength. An excerpt below, from the Mark Pollock Trust website briefly details his story.
“Unbroken by blindness in 1998, Mark became an adventure athlete competing in ultra-endurance races across deserts, mountains, and the polar ice caps including being the first blind person to race to the South Pole. He also won silver and bronze medals for rowing at the Commonwealth Games and set up an international motivational speaking business.
In 2010, a fall from a second story window nearly killed him. Mark broke his back and the damage to his spinal cord left him paralysed. Now he is on a new expedition, this time exploring the intersection where humans and technology collide to cure paralysis in our lifetime.”
It is a moving story, and a truly worthwhile cause. Well done to all those that participated!