SMRC Marathon Weekend – THANK YOU!!
Crews from St. Michael’s kick started our post lockdown return to training by supporting Pieta House in a unique fundraising event over the weekend.
Our junior, senior, recreational and master’s crews took on the task of completing 42kms each or in relay teams by rowing on their ergometers, running, hiking and cycling. We even had a 1km open water swim in Limerick city centre when committee member Andrew O’Connell took to the River Shannon for a swim in the sunshine.
(All of the participants completed the events from home and in-line with government guidelines on social distancing).
Over 80 people took part in the narathon weekend over two days and the total distance completed was a staggering 3,170,484 meters. As of Monday evening the total raised is over €6,500 and the link will stay open for a few days more.
Chris Kirwan finished the 42km distance in a new Irish Record time of 2 hours 55 minutes and 12 seconds beating the record previously set by Katie Showlow of Bann Rowing Club.
Well Rowed St. Michael’s!