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20 May 2018

Skerries Educate Together NS Marathon 2018 – Day 10 update

Hi everyone,

Sorry for the delayed update on our progress from day 10 but we had a lovely stay in Lozovik, Serbia, and it’ll be time to move on soon.  On Friday we completed a record-setting 439km, bringing us across the border into Bulgaria, through the capital city Sofia and on to the city of Pazardzhik (population 71,000), which sits on the Maritsa river.  We have also now completed a terrific 4329km in total since leaving Skerries 10 days ago.

You can follow our exact route by clicking on the link below:

https://goo.gl/maps/Nb6wUWPtDdQ2

Thanks for your support (including many of the children and their families who have returned their sponsorship cards to the school) and we’ll update you again tomorrow.

All the best,

Conor

17 May 2018

Skerries Educate Together NS Marathon 2018 – Day 9 update

Hi everyone,

We had another excellent day of weather today which allowed us to add 349km to our total distance.  We are very close to the 3,000km barrier (2,990km is our current total) and we will certainly break through this tomorrow.  The children (and staff) are getting fitter and faster with their running and there are some classes who are managing to fit in more than 1km each day.

Today’s route has brought us into Serbia (and not Bosnia and Herzegovina as suggested yesterday, apologies) and we passed through the capital Belgrade before resting for the night in a small town called Lozovik (population 5,600).  You can follow our exact route by clicking on the link below:

https://goo.gl/maps/iRxy4RdSceC2 

All the best,

Conor

16 May 2018

Skerries Educate Together NS Marathon 2018 – Day 8 update

Hi everyone,

With the bright sunshine all day today we managed to complete another 305km, bringing our grand total to 2,641km.  The route we have taken has brought us over the Austrian border with Croatia, through Zagreb and onto a city called Nova Gradiska (population 14,229) which is near the border with Bosnia and Herzegovina.  You can follow our exact progress by clicking on the link:

https://goo.gl/maps/NmGrJR8Q6mN2

All the best,

Conor

15 May 2018

Skerries Educate Together NS Marathon 2018 – Day 7 update

Hi everyone,

We completed our longest distance so far today, with a total of 377km run, walked and jogged.  Some of the classes are beginning to run more than their 1km each day and this is making our total add up very quickly.  This distance brings us into Austria and we find ourselves in Graz.  You can follow our progress to date by clicking on the link below:

https://goo.gl/maps/mGei8sg2wUn

Thanks for all of your support and we’ll keep you all informed of our progress tomorrow.

All the best,

Conor

14 May 2018

Skerries Educate Together NS Marathon 2018 – Day 6 update

Hi everyone,

It was our first day back after the midterm break and any thoughts of children having lost their enthusiasm for the running programme were quickly put to rest by the senior infants classes who were straight out to the yard at 8:40am for their 1km run – well done to them all.  The other classes all followed suit and it was noticeable how the children were moving very easily and seem to have adapted to the 1km distance.

We added 295km to our overall total which brings us across another international border and on to the city of Munich in Bavaria, Germany (I hear it is very nice at this time of year).

You can follow our progress here:

https://goo.gl/maps/kUAhvmZfYzJ2

All the best,

Conor

10 May 2018

Blue Nose Day update

Thank you to everyone who participated and donated to Blue Nose week.

We raised a grand total of €506, so thank you all very much.

These donations will go towards equipping the sensory room in Seolta.

We are very grateful for the generous response.

04 May 2018

Skerries Educate Together NS Marathon 2018 – Day 5 update

Hi everyone,

We have added another 302km to our total distance covered in the first week of our marathon challenge.  This brings us to a total of 1,561km which is a fantastic achievement for all children (and staff) in the school.  On our virtual journey we have left France and crossed the border into Switzerland where we have reached Zurich.  You can see our route by taking a look at the map attached:

https://goo.gl/maps/uvyQdwSzok82

We’ll be taking a break from the challenge over the midterm but that’s no reason for everyone not to stay active so that we can pick up where we left off on May 14th.

Thanks again to everyone for all the support and enjoy the midterm break!

03 May 2018

Skerries Educate Together NS Marathon – Day 4 update

Hi everyone,

Today we recorded our highest daily distance yet, covering 379km (some children are beginning to run/walk/jog more than 1km per day, which is terrific).  This brings us through Paris and out the other side towards the Swiss border, ending up in the pleasantly named town of Chaumont.

Check out the map by following the link:

https://goo.gl/maps/xa4mUqCLVEC2

Tomorrow is our last day before the midterm break so we’ll let you know if we reach Switzerland in our next update.

All the best,

Conor

02 May 2018

Skerries Educate Together NS Marathon 2018 – Day 3 update

Hi everyone,

We have reached mainland Europe on our virtual journey, by crossing the English Channel at Dover and ending up in Amiens, France.  Today we completed 302km and the children seem to be really enjoying the trip so far.

Thanks again for your support and we’re not sure where we’ll end up tomorrow…

Here’s the updated map showing exactly where we are now:

https://goo.gl/maps/CS3Dut6yfso

01 May 2018

Skerries Educate Together NS Marathon 2018 – Day 2 progress update

Our second day of the running initiative clocked up another 270km towards our goal (despite the less that ideal weather) and we’ve collectively run/walked/jogged 578km which brings us to the centre of London.  The map can be found by clicking on the link below:

https://goo.gl/maps/ojwTDpZe7Tn