For the last 12 months, a mom from Bray has been training hard in the run up to a 24 hour challenge in aid of Cystic Fibrosis.
Keiva will complete just over a marathon distance (26.8 miles) climb of 12,000 on the day, starting at 11am and continuing on the hour, every hour for 24 hours.
“I’m a Bray mum. I have being training hard over the past year and have set myself the goal to raise money for the CF unit in Temple Street Children’s Hospital.”
On her Facebook page she gives regular updates of her training with her training partner, Kerry the dog. Over a year ago she made the decision to step out of the gym and since then has never looked back. She started off climbing Bray Head once a day, then it increased to twice a day.
What a day!
She has never intended on taking on such a huge challenge but the mom of four realised whn she could do five consecutive climbs, she could use it as a platform to raise money for charity.
Speaking to the Independent Keiva said:
“It’s the best thing I ever did. I never appreciated what I had on the doorstep before.”
It was her friend’s son Zack who inspired the challenge. Zack is 10 years old and due to his Cystic Fibrosis has to go to the hospital four or even five times a year. The cause was clearly close to her heart and Keiva decided that she could so something to help.
At this point Keiva says she can ascend and descend Bray Head in about 18 minutes, on the day she will probably slow down to 30 minutes in order to pace herself through the night.
Good session and one tired dog!
On the day everyone who can is encouraged to pop by and say hello to lend their support, there are promises of tea as well as bucket shakers for people to donate to the cause.
Keiva has also set up a My Charity page which can be found here.