Tommy Brennan – New Year’s Day 5 Alive Challenge Race

The Lord Mayor of Dublin Naoise Ó Muirí will take part in the Liffey Valley Tom Brennan Memorial 5K run in the Phoenix Park at 12 noon on Tuesday 1st January, 2013.

Two hundred runners will join the Lord Mayor’s Team to take part in this road race. The Liffey Valley Tom Brennan Memorial 5K run is the first in the Lord Mayor’s 5 Alive Challenge series of road races which take place from January to April. This also marks the first occasion on which the Lord Mayor of Dublin has taken part in such a series of races.

The Lord Mayor said: “The response to my call for volunteers to take part in my 5 Alive Challenge has been overwhelming with 200 people registering in just under three weeks to run in all five races. Having a healthy and active lifestyle is vitally important for everyone and it is great to see so many people taking part in this series of 5K road races. I want to take this opportunity to wish everyone taking part in the Liffey Valley Tom Brennan Memorial 5K run a happy new year. I would also like to say a big thank you to the Liffey Valley Athletics’ Club who have organised today’s event.”

Post script- Tommy Brennan was in my class in school in Marian College. We ran on the same team in races for Marian and UCD. He went on to bigger and better things by winning the National Senior Cross Country Race and representing Ireland in internationals. He was from Ringsend and his brother Fran plated fullback for Dundalk and the Peague of Ireland in the 1960s. Tommy died some years ago from melanoma. He was a wonderful guy and I’m writing this because that is the truth. RIP Tommy