James Duggan's 2012 Sporting Challenge in memory of Jimmy Duggan. Event:Garrykennedy Fun Run 2012
Date: 26-08-2012

Womens Mini Marathon - James & his Mum

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Money raised off-line: €440.00
Money raised on-line: €2,125.00

My Personal Message

Hey Guys,

As some of you already know I am taking on a number of sporting challenges this year to raise funds for the Irish Heart Foundation and to help raise awareness of the problem of heart disease in Ireland. Many people do not realise the magnitude of the problem, however, 27 people die of heart disease every single day in Ireland, thats almost 10,000 each year.

I have decided to take on these challenges on my father's 10th anniversary, he passed away unexpectedly 10 years ago this August as a result of a heart attack.

My challenge will consist of running, swimming, cycling and other sporting events and it was to begin with the Connemara half marathon in April, however, I unfortunately had to pull out of the race as I was sick. Since then I have completed the 10k Samsung Dublin City Night Run, the 5k Docklands Run, the 10k Calcutta Run, the 10k "Women's" Mini Marathon, the 8k Docklands Run, a 3k open water swim and a 20k kayak paddle.

In August on the weekend of my dad's anniversary I will be cycling 175k from Dublin to my home village Garrykennedy, Co. Tipperary, swimming 4.5k across Lough Derg from Williamstown harbour to Garrykennedy harbour and running 10k in a charity fun run around the locality.

The following weekend in September I am attemptng my first Ironman 70.3 event in Galway where I am swimming 1.9k, cycling 90k and running 21.1k; I have a sprint triathlon the following weekend (750m, 20k & 5k) and then the following weekend I'm running a half marathon (21.1k).

My challenges conclude at the end of October when I will be running in my first marathon, the Dublin City Marathon (42k).

In preparation for these events I will be running, swimming or cycling almost every day in order to prepare and build up my fitness. If anyone is interested in accompanying me during any of these training sessions or any of the events I would be glad of the company, since first putting up this page I now have 7 people on board for the cycle to Tipp which is great news and the more the merrier!

One of the main fundraising events will be the 10k Fun Run in August. The fun run will start in Garrykennedy on Sunday 26th August and it is hoped it will be a great day out with a few surprises thrown in, as well as raising additional funds for the Irish Heart Foundation and helping raise awareness of heart disease in the local community. More details can be found on our Facebook page "Garrykennedy 10k Fun Run".

How can you help?! Any donations no matter how small (even the price of your usual tipple) would be hugely appreciated and will go a long way to helping me achieve my target. Other than donations, anyone who fancies keeping me company on some of the runs/cycles/swims I have ahead of me would be more than welcome to join me and of course it would be great to see you in Garrykennedy for the fun run if you could make it, it should be a great weekend with lots of entertainment lined up throughout the weekend and a few surprises thrown in!

If anyone would like to know more about the Irish Heart Foundation or any details in relation to prevention of heart disease in Ireland I have included a link to the charity below.

You can donate using the "sponsor me now" button below via credit or debit card. You can be assured that your transaction on the mycharity.ie website is very secure. You will automatically receive an e-mail from me thanking you for your support, and acknowledging the amount of your donation. Any donation no matter how small is hugely appreciated.

Many thanks in advance for your support,

Irish Heart Foundation

The Irish Heart Foundation works hard to prevent people developing cardiovascular disease and to support those affected by it. Our charity is the only national charity working to reduce death and disability from heart disease and stroke. We are 91 per cent funded by public donations.

Nearly 10,000 lives are lost to this disease in Ireland every year - that's 27 people a day - and thousands more are left with disability as a result of stroke. By making a donation to our charity, you are helping to make life better for people affected by cardiovascular disease. 

My Online Sponsors to Date

Name Date Type Amount Comment
James Duggan 12-09-2012 Donation €100.00 Well done!!
Anonymous 12-09-2012 Donation €50.00 Well done james - Kevin
Anonymous 01-09-2012 Donation €200.00 Well Done James Most Impressed !
James O'Rourke 31-08-2012 Donation €50.00 Great effort last weekend, you have inspired me to get swimming lessons, great cause too! well done!
Sarah O Connor 31-08-2012 Donation €50.00 Sorry this is so late cuz, heard ye had a fab weekend WELL DONE xx
Anonymous 29-08-2012 Donation €50.00 Well done Jim Bob, Jimmy would be very proud of you! John D
Anonymous 28-08-2012 Donation €10.00 Well done Duggs
Suzanne Mulvaney 27-08-2012 Donation €30.00 Great weekend James, well done and good luck next weekend you lunatic!
Kate Price 27-08-2012 Donation €15.00 Go Duggs!! KP & Eggnog
Jennifer Murphy 27-08-2012 Donation €10.00 Congrats Duggs! Very impressive work altogether!!
Catriona Cole 27-08-2012 Donation €10.00 This is crazy impressive James! Well done so far - and good luck re the rest!
Anonymous 24-08-2012 Donation €250.00 Well done James (Dugster), Super cause! Meet you at the finish line with a pint :-)...
Anonymous 24-08-2012 Donation €30.00 Good luck David!
Anonymous 23-08-2012 Donation €10.00 James, the best of luck for your hectic weekend ahead. You're a mighty man! x
Anonymous 21-08-2012 Donation €100.00 Great work Duggan. Looking forward to the weekend now.
Anonymous 20-08-2012 Donation €99.99 Good luck Dug, sorry we cant be there. Connie & Muireann
Christina Buckley 15-08-2012 Donation €50.00 Good luck bro - very proud of you
Anonymous 08-08-2012 Donation €30.01 Good on ya Jamsey
Lorna Wilson 08-08-2012 Donation €50.00 Well done James....might join you for the half marathon in Dublin!
Anonymous 08-08-2012 Donation €30.00 James!! What a line up!! Good onya!! P.S. if you want to see your bike alive again..........tee hee!
Anonymous 08-08-2012 Donation €25.00 All the best!
Anonymous 08-08-2012 Donation €100.00 Best of luck James, very proud of you...
Melissa Griffin 08-08-2012 Donation €30.00 Run Forest Run
Catriona Kelly 08-08-2012 Donation €20.00 Best of luck James, it's for a very good cause you should be proud of yourself.
Claire Dunne 02-08-2012 Donation €50.00 Good Luck with it all Jim-Bob!
Anonymous 27-07-2012 Donation €200.00 Good luck James
Conor Greely 20-07-2012 Donation €50.00 Good work Dugg, stellar effort. Don't forget the Vaseline on the swim!
Niamh O'Keeffe 27-06-2012 Donation €20.00 Mr Duggan, a great cause and a great effort! Best of luck
Julanar Green 22-06-2012 Donation €50.00 So proud of you for doing this !! Amazing. Jx
Anonymous 22-06-2012 Donation €5.00 Good on ya James
Anonymous 21-06-2012 Donation €100.00 Good luck with the wicycle!
Maeve Lynch 21-06-2012 Donation €20.00 GO Duggan!!!
Grainne Nic Dhonncha 21-06-2012 Donation €20.00 Well Done James - fantastic. Best of Luck :)
sandra richardson 21-06-2012 Donation €20.00 Best of luck James..
Billy Guire 21-06-2012 Donation €50.00 Please return my jocks when you get a chance...
Anonymous 21-06-2012 Donation €50.00 Fair play James... You are a good man!
Anonymous 21-06-2012 Donation €20.00 Well done James and best of luck with the rest of itx Melickers
Anonymous 20-06-2012 Donation €50.00 Best of luck with it all James - good on you!
Anonymous 19-06-2012 Donation €20.00 Well done James and best of luck with the challenge.