April 16, 2024

Mayor of Letterkenny Kevin Bradley says he owes his well being to the constructive drive of the North West 10k.

The Unbiased Councillor and bakery proprietor had an inspirational weight reduction journey nearly a decade in the past, shedding an unimaginable 14 stone in weight.

The turnaround all began again in 2015, he says, when the 10K gave him an eye-opening expertise and motivated him to vary his life.

“There was a good friend of mine getting married and I used to be making an attempt to lose a couple of kilos,” Cllr Bradley mentioned.

“The issue was I used to be 29 stone on the time.”

“It wasn’t simple. We walked the 10K and I practically took a coronary heart assault. I knew I needed to change my methods and I needed to get the burden off then.”

Cllr Bradley had a gastric bypass process to assist him start his weight reduction, however he emphasizes the essential position the charity 10k performed in kickstarting his dedication to well being.

The next yr he walked the route with Boyd Robinson and the change was exceptional, he mentioned.

“I used to be 13 stone down,” Cllr Bradley mentioned. “It was due to the Northwest 10K that set this entire factor going. I’ve to commend them, they don’t know what I owe them.”

Boyd Robinson and Kevin Bradley full the 2016 Northwest 10K

Impressed by his personal expertise, Cllr Bradley encourages the neighborhood to embrace the upcoming 10k on Could sixth and help its 2024 associate charities.

“I want you all the very best, I owe you that a lot,” he mentioned.

The beneficiary charities of this yr’s North West 10K are Kilmacrennan, Termon, Gartan, Churchill and Trentagh Neighborhood First Responders, Cara Home and Letterkenny Neighborhood Childcare Centre. The twenty seventh annual North West 10k was formally launched yesterday by the 2023 girls’s winner Noeleen Scanlon.

Martina McGinty, Cara Home, Letterkenny AC’s Noeleen Scanlan, North West 10K Chair Neil Martin, Geraldine Burke, Letterkenny Neighborhood Childcare Service and Claire McGrenra, Kilmacrennan Termon Gartan Churchill Trentagh Neighborhood First Responders

Over the following 12 weeks, the chosen charities will likely be out in drive, fundraising and growing consciousness of the important work they do supporting individuals throughout Donegal. The general complete raised for the reason that Northwest 10k began in 1997 is now €932,000.

Because the committee eyes the a million mark within the subsequent couple of years Chairperson Neil Martin mentioned it’s a exceptional achievement for the volunteers to have supported nearly 40 native causes.

He additionally expressed his appreciation to the 5 sponsors: DonegalDaily.com, Brian McCormick Interpsport, Century Cinemas, the Mount Errigal Resort and the Worth Centre.

Mr Martin acknowledged the work achieved yearly by the Gardai below the course of Sergeant Eunan Walsh who labored intently with the 10k Visitors and Route Administration members Neily McDaid and Brendan McDaid.

Folks at the moment are being urged to get registered, get coaching and get the phrase out to help the Northwest 10k charities of 2024. On-line entries at the moment are being taken for Could’s occasion by going to https://www.njuko.internet/nw_10k_2024 the place runners and walkers will discover all the data required.

Sponsorship playing cards can be found from committee members and the benefitting charities.

Letterkenny Mayor credit North West 10k for uplifting well being transformation was final modified: February thirteenth, 2024 by Rachel McLaughlin