Tyrone footballer Conor Meyler's dad has pulled off the incredible feet of completing a full marathon from his garden shed to raise money for hospital his wife works in
Seanie Meyler, a former inter-county player himself, celebrated his 54th birthday on Monday by taking on the mammoth task 'with little to no training' for a special reason.
Fundraising for the intensive care unit (ICU) South West Acute Hospital in Enniskillen, where his wife works, he has already pulled together over £19,299 for the cause.
“She works with a team of dedicated and hard-working nursing staff to give top-class attention and nursing care to individuals who are in this high-risk unit,” as the GoFund Me page said.
“I plan to run a marathon on my 54th birthday on 13th April 2020 in my garden shed on a borrowed treadmill, and the funds raised will all go to a comfort fund for this nursing staff.”
Tyrone forward Meyler provided live updates during the day as his dad hit the treadmill and ran the 26.2 miles in just 3 hours and 56 minutes.
In blowing away his £4,000 target, Meyler has helped raise vital funds for the ICU at the frontline of the battle against coronavirus.
posted Wednesday April 15th
by James Wyllie