The Blueface team were out in force on Saturday 26th September to support The Ireland Fund’s Global 5K: The Irish Run The World! Supporters of The Ireland Funds from 15 cities in 6 countries were taking part in a series of 5K runs over 30 hours covering 65km. Kicking off down under in Brisbane, the event then handed the ‘virtual baton’ over to other participating cities, concluding when the last runner crossed the finish line in Los Angeles.
The Dublin edition was a sunshine fest, where a large crowd of all ages enjoyed the closest we’ve come to a summer’s day since well, last summer! Monkstown Rugby Club in Sandymount was the venue where we gathered at 11.30 on Saturday morning. After the registration and t-shirt changes we limbered up, and it was clear that there were some who relished the prospect of competing for line honours and a wonderful prize sponsored by Blueface.
As usual, Blueface managed to source a few iPhones pre-release, and one shiny iPhone 6S was up for grabs for the fastest global finisher. A big incentive which certainly seemed to do the trick – there were some scintillating times set in the first lap or two, as a leading group of seemingly semi-professionals set the pace!
In the end, Brian Farrell recorded the fastest time of 18:09 while running in the New York leg of the Global 5k to win the #bluefacechallenge.
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