By Finian Coghlan
A NAAS man is going to push himself to cycle more than 1,000kms in three weeks, then run 72 miles in three days, all in aid of a mental health charity set up in memory of a friend who died by suicide three years ago.
Following the devastating death of his best friend Cian Mullally by suicide in 2018, Matty Drewitt (24) wanted to champion mental health awareness in Kildare.
To commemorate Cian and to raise funds for the Samaritans Kildare branch Matty is embarking on a duathlon of extreme fitness challenges.
The first part sees Matty embarking on a 50km cycle every day for three weeks, which will commence at the Mullally home in Caragh at 10am on Saturday 19 June Cian’s birthdate, when he was due to turn 24 years old.
Please support this event by donating even a small amount at https://gofund.me/bffd0518
See full story in next week’s Kildare Nationalist.