The 123 Team Carrie runners took part in the 2013 Dublin Marathon. The mid-Louth training group based in Dunleer took part in a number of Milestones during their 22 week training schedule.
These included the Irish Runner five mile in June, the Fingal 10k in July, the Frank Duffy 10 mile in August and the Dublin Half Marathon in
The running group was founded in 2010 by former international runner David Carrie.
A total of €47,583.93 was raised for charities with €32,048.23 going to the Gary Kelly Cancer Support Center.
For a number of years now, David Carrie has been training runners and so far has over 100 people in Team Carrie that are taking part in a 22-week training schedule.
Walkers, joggers, beginners and experienced runners are all accommodated within the group.
They start at the end of May and their programme continues until the Dublin City Marathon on the October bank holiday weekend.
“I set it up to try and encourage people to get involved in sport and for people who want to do a marathon.
“It shows that anyone can do a marathon if they really want to. It is possible.
“The first year we had 48 people taking part. Everyone collects their own individual sponsors.”
Dave is a very experienced athlete.
He has run in the World Athletic Championships, European Championships, and is a national marathon champion. He has run across Ireland, doing a marathon a day over seven days to raise awareness of sudden cardiac death.
That series of marathons raised €20,000 for a heart clinic at the Mater Hospital Dublin.
He has also covered other runs in aid of the Mater Clinic and the Sudden Cardiac Death Support Group.
It cost 1.3 million to provide the clinic and the marathons also helped make people aware of the problem and the need for a screening centre.
Six thousand people die of heart disease in this country every year, and at least 70 of them are under 35.
Sudden cardiac death can strike anyone at anytime, but if people can be screened their lives could be saved.