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Mental Health Awareness

posted 28 May 2013, 12:44 by Unknown user
St John’s GAC secretary, Kevin McGlynn, invites you to join him for the St John’s Mountain Marathon on Saturday 1st June to raise awareness of Mental Health issues and to help prevent suicide, and then back to the club for an evening of traditional music and craic.

The first and last miles will be around our own Highway to Health at the club (; the 24 miles in between will include open countryside and forest, mountain heath and coastal dunes, sea shore, loughside and river banks and the TWO highest peaks in Ulster. Most of the trail is off road and the majority of the rest will be on “C” roads - we will travel about 2km along a “B” road and cross “A” roads five times. You are welcome to join for the entire walk, or for any segment. If you would like to join me please contact me at or or on 078 3596 0804.

Any and all funds generated from this walk will go towards suicide prevention training, “Mind your Mate”, with our charity partner PIPS Programmes and for PIPS Newcastle who provide support and counselling for those who are at risk of suicide or who have been bereaved by suicide. If you are ubable to join you could just make a donation through at

Approximate times:-

First mile at St John’s 8.00am

Keel Point, Dundrum 10.00am (for coastal section to Newcastle)

Donard Park 12.00noon (for Slieve Donard & Commedagh)

Last mile at St John’s 7.30pm