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Wynona Grants time and effort to another epic run for charity

LAST Christmas Wynona Grant completed a 12-hour run, raising €3,000 for charity and later this year she has another extreme challenge planned. Living in central Dublin, it is about 240km to her family home at Ballycasey. Her plan is to run all this distance over four to five days in December, raising funds for the Make A Wish Foundation Ireland It will be a huge physical, mental and logistical challenge, which she is calling ‘Running Home for Christmas’ and it will only be possible after months of preparation are complete. A runner can’t just take off down the M7, so Wynona is going to have to find the path she feels suits best. “I’ll be running through towns, but I’ve yet to decide the exact route. It’s likely to be Dublin to Kildare Town, Kildare Town to Mountrath, from there it’s looking like Nenagh, then Limerick and then Shannon.” Already she has got some very helpful support through car sharing …

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Wynona goes on the run for mental health charity

ON December 12, Ballycasey’s Wynona Grant will be undertaking a massive challenge, all for youth mental health charity Jigsaw. At 5am that morning Wynona will begin a 12-hour run, continuing until 5pm that evening, with only minimal stops for bathroom breaks and to refuel. It’s a massive challenge for the 27-year-old, who works in digital marketing and has just qualified as a personal trainer and running coach. Running for 12 hours would be impossible even for many very fit people and it’s clear that Wynona is in fantastic shape, although she only really started running seriously a few years ago. “I kind of got into it about two and a half years ago, so not that long in the grand scheme of things. As a kid I would have exercised a lot, I played camogie and football for Wolfe Tones and soccer for Bunratty FC and stuff like that, but like a lot of people when I went to secondary …

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