International Ironman Champion Gerry Duffy to join Irish 800 metre record holder David Matthews at the Supervalu Castleblayney 5K

The organisers of the Supervalu Castleblayney 5K were delight this week as endurance athlete Gerry Duffy signed up to run alongside former Irish International Athlete David Matthews on Sunday the 29th of November at 2pm .Gerry who is a professional speaker and writer on ‘motivation’ and ‘goal setting’, has a sporting CV which has seen him complete some of the hardest endurance challenges on the planet. Indeed Gerry who has been regular attender at the Castleblayney 5K explained the attraction of the event during the week, “ The Mc Mahon Castleblayney 5K is quiet an unique event , it has an ability to provide a good competitive race as well as been a huge community event , the atmosphere as you run back into the town is fantastic with large crowds cheering all the participants home , the event in the Glencarn is always really interesting , over the years there have been some great athletes interviewed on the stage you always learn something new from the question and answers sessions.I have been a great fan of the Operation TransFAUGHSmation programme this is a real community initiative which real does make a positive impact on people lives, the fact that it finishes with so many of the participants finishing the 5K Walk/Run is a credit not alone to the those people but also to motivational powers of the leaders, I regularly refer to the event wherever I go on my travels around Ireland.”

Gerry recently launched his third book ‘THE GOAL GETTER- 35 Different ways to Reach Your Goals’ in the last view weeks. It’s a simple book on strategy to achieve any goal whether it’s personal, business related or a sports ambition, with sales going really well over the last few weeks. Gerry’s first two books, Who Dares Runs and Tick Tock Ten both reached the top five in the Irish Best Sellers list and were nominated forBord Gais Irish ‘Sports Book of the Year . Gerry will be signing copies of his new book at the upcoming Castleblayney 5k.

The Mc Mahon’s Supervalu Castleblayney 5 km run takes place on Sunday 29th of November at 2pm.Online registration is open through or

Entry fee is €10 pre-registration or €13 on the day. The Club is looking for all locals to participate during the event weather you’re a walker, runner or an interest spectator the Club would like to see you there on the day.

There will be cash prizes and novelty prizes including the Fastest Club in the North East and the First Santa Home. Gerry will be joined by a host of local celebrities who are also running.

This is a great event, so why not come along and join in one of the last local races before the Christmas.