ReachOut.com is a service provided by the Inspire Ireland Foundation which is dedicated to taking the mystery out of mental health. It aims to provide quality assured mental health information and inspiring real life stories by young people to help other young people get through tough times. ReachOut.com also provides information about other services that can help people deal with mental health problems. To donate, please click on the MyCharity.ie link under the ‘Blogroll’ heading or go directly to http://www.mycharity.ie/event/running_for_reachout/
About the Challenge
The challenge is to raise funds for ReachOut by completing 20 marathons in the 2012 Irish season. A breakdown of all the marathons can be found here, in the “Race Times” section.
About Oliver Clare
I live in Ireland and am currently working as a trainee accountant. I’m also interested in other stuff such as debating, football, politics, film, progressive euro-trance/jazz crossover music, languages and many other things not directly applicable to marathon running.
I got involved with Inspire Ireland following a meeting with their ambassador Nigel O’ Callaghan and Vince McCarthy, their community engagement manager. Fortunately, they agreed with my argument that lactic acid is probably just a myth anyway and that running 20 marathons in 2012 was clearly the most practical way to go about raising funds and awareness of issues surrounding mental health! I’ve been preparing for this challenge since last October and will be posting regular updates on my progress. Please feel free to follow said progress on this blog or join the ‘Running for Reachout’ pages on Facebook, Twitter and Flickr!
contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org