Burren GAA Club Wed 7th August 7pm.
On Wed 7th August at 7pm Burren will host a meeting with a very special gentleman – Tom McGrath a former Ederney and Fermanagh footballer and student of St Mary's. Tom, who now resides in New York, will tell his amazing story – from the early days as a very successful businessman to where he is today – Ultra Runner extraordinaire. Tom once held the world record for running across America (New York to San Francisco) in 53 days and 7 minutes.
Known as both the fittest and un-fittest bar owner in New York - Alcohol abuse brought Tom to within inches of the finish line of his life - RUNNING brought him back to the starting line. In order to help others and further conquer his addiction to alcohol, he will run 100 miles from Dublin to Belfast this August. This fascinating endeavour is made all the more unique when you consider that Tom is 69 years old.
In August 2019 he will be running from Belfast to Dublin to raise funds for Jigsaw – The National Centre for Youth Mental Health. Tom will be running a marathon or more each day for 3.5 days. Tom has completed many long distance runs for charity and this will be his final one.
On August 7th 2019 Tom will start his run in Belfast. He will be hosting fundraising events each night along his route. At these events, Tom’s documentary “Every Five Minutes” will be played and there will also be a Q&A session with Tom. All proceeds generated will be going to Jigsaw. The run will finish with Tom running onto the pitch at Croke Park during the All Ireland Semi Final on Saturday August 10th 2019. Refreshments will be provided and meeting will last no more than 1 hour. All welcome to hear Tom’s fascinating story.