In 2018, a number of Dundalk parkrunners were trained, by Joan Ryan, as guides to help those with visual impairment. We ended up with a trained team of 11 VI guide volunteers. Soon after that, we met Harry.
Harry never misses a week. He loves getting out to meet and chat with everyone and keeping track of his results. Everyone at Dundalk parkrun knows Harry well and he always has a smile for them.
Harry is a big Liverpool football fan so there is plenty of banter with the Man. United supporters and other football fans around the course, especially Barney.
Harry also likes to catch up on what us parkrun regulars and guides have been up to, ranging from football to calving cows to where we had dinner out last night. His good humour helps to set the tone at Dundalk parkrun come rain or shine, but he does draw the line at snow!
Imagine the cheer Harry got when he recently completed his 100 parkrun milestone.. He was presented with a special medal by Dundalk parkrun, to celebrate the occasion, which he wears it with pride. We are all so proud of him.
Here’s to the next 100, Harry!
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