Organizers of a charity race are naming a mile of the course after Aisling Murphy in memory of the murdered teacher.
The people behind the Sonia O’Sullivan 10-mile race have announced their tribute to the 23-year-old, a sportswoman who cares and has played camogie at a high level with her local club. she.
Ashling ran on a famous green track that lines the canal near Tullamore, Co Offaly, on Wednesday when she was attacked and strangled.
Posting on their Facebook page Ballymore Cobh Sports Club said: “Due to the recent tragic death of a jogger family member, Ashling Murphy, Mile 4 of the Sonia O’Sullivan Cobh 10 Race will be forever. forever known and marked on the track as The Ashling Murphy Mile.
“We hope it will bring some solace to this young woman’s family.”
The race that attracts hundreds of runners takes place on Sunday, April 3 at 10:30 a.m. and is hosted by the local track and field club.
The club members want to preserve Ashling’s memory.
They said: “We are shocked, like everyone else in Ireland, by the shocking news this week that a young woman who simply went for a jog never returned home.
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“We would like to extend our deepest condolences to Ashling’s family and friends.”
The 2022 race will be fundraising for Breakthrough Cancer Research and further development of Ballymore Cobh AC’s Adolescent facilities.
This year the race has a ‘real’ entry and a virtual entry.
The Cobh Triathlon Club has arranged a one-mile walk/run that will take place from the Cobh Heritage Center at 4pm this Saturday.
The club said the event was open to everyone, young and old, runners and walkers, and that participants were asked to wear black or a black ribbon to show respect for Ashling. .
https://www.thesun.ie/news/8207142/ashling-murphy-race-tribute-tullamore/ The charity race organizers of course decided to name a mile after Ashling Murphy in memory of his murdered teacher.