Naas mum’s charity marathon challenge

NAAS woman Sarah Kearns is busy preparing for the Dublin Marathon on October 29 having started out running over a year to prepare for a fundraising in the Flora Mini Marathon.

NAAS woman Sarah Kearns is busy preparing for the Dublin Marathon on October 29 having started out running over a year to prepare for a fundraising in the Flora Mini Marathon.

Sarah, who lives in Woodlands with her husband and their three young girls, all under six years of age, is a stay at home mum.

Her initial run raised funds for the National Children’s Hospital in Tallaght where two of her little girls were patients.

“I got bitten by the running bug and this year I heard about the Spar Spartan Challenge where a person from each county, if successful, would win an opportunity to receive expert training from Karl Henry (Operation Transformation) and nutritional advice from Paula Mee towards competing in the Dublin Marathon,” Sarah told the Leader.

The challenge was based on a voting conducted through Facebook before the top two were interviewed for Spar.

“I was very lucky to be picked to proudly represent Kildare. As part of our training and to make sure we’re all on track me and 25 others took part in the Dublin Race Series with our first race on June 30 in the Phoenix Park.”

“We’re all have different stories and have different abilities but the same goal - to complete our first full marathon,” added Sarah.