Ballinamore woman will run her first marathon today

Ballinamore woman Michelle O’Donnell is hoping to complete her 50th challenge on her Shelly’s Fifty Firsts list when she runs a marathon today.

Michelle, who turned 50 last year decided to compile a list of things she had never done and tackle them during her fiftieth year, raising funds for the ISPCC children’s charity along the way.

The Leitrim woman has already climbed several hills and kayaked along numerous waterways, but today will be the first marathon she’s ever run.

She’s also organising a party in the Bank Bar in Ballinamore for 8 o’ clock on Sunday night, where she says some special prizes will be up for grabs as part of the cause.