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Mark Reid to run 50 miles for mental health

Mark Reid from Cookstown and a runner with the Sperrin Harriers running group will run 50 miles on Saturday 10th April running a 9.2miles loop, 5 and 1/2 laps around Cookstown in support of The Hub BT80 that helps with mentalhealth issues .

This year has been a tough one for most, and after his own struggles with mentalhealth, he realised he needed help and contacted a local charity, The Hub BT80, in Cookstown. They were able to provide counselling sessions for Mark with one of their in-house counsellors. They helped immensely and he has now decided he wants to take on the task of running 50miles before his 51st Birthday with the funds raised being donated to them.

Marks father is Stanley Reid, he was a great man for fundraising and was recognised by the local council for his efforts. Marks Dad started running at 60 and was picked to represent Northern Ireland at Masters Cross Country, where he won a gold, silver and 2 bronze medals. He is a huge inspiration to Mark.

Mark was 50 last year and decided following in my his dad’s footsteps and in his memory he wanted to run 50miles and raise money for a worthy charity. Unfortunately COVID struck and had to put this on hold.

Mark will l take on this challenge Saturday 10th April running a 9.2miles loop, 5 and 1/2 laps around Cookstown. He would be grateful for your support. PLEASE DONATE HERE

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