Europcar Ireland employee David Galbraith from Dunboyne in is embarking upon a gruelling five day coast to coast marathon which will see him run a staggering 250km from Galway to Dublin crossing seven counties. Starting out in Galway, David will then make his way through Roscommon, Westmeath, Offaly, Kildare and Meath before finishing in Dublin City centre. The run will take place from Monday 12th to Friday 16th October and David is hoping to raise €5,000 for Bumbleance, the charity partner of Europcar Ireland.
Bumbleance is a children's ambulance service which provides stress reducing journeys for sick children in state of the art, safe and fun vehicles. It is the most modern children’s ambulance service on the planet and it is the world’s first interactive ambulance specifically designed for children, with the capacity to operate the latest medical equipment and inter hospital communication systems.
Europcar Ireland for whom David works is supporting the coast to coast challenge providing a support vehicle along the entire route and helping with fundraising requirements. Further, a large number of Europcar employees will be joining their colleague David and participating in the run at different sections of the coast to coast route.
David has a strong background in running and is a member of Dunboyne AC in for over three years. For his challenge, David has been training five days a week clocking up a staggering weekly mileage of up to 80 miles per week. His marathon experience is significant having run 11 marathons to date.
During his coast to coast challenge, David is encouraging people along the route to join him for different sections and distances. He already has the support of several running clubs, businesses and colleges along the route. David has also received the support of Irish athletics icons Sonia O’Sullivan and Eamon Coughlan along with well-known Irish comedians Ardal O’Hanlon and Tommy Tiernan.