Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Talk by Kate Veale in Ballynoe - Fri 18th Oct 2019

Friday, October 18, 2019

Talk by Kate Veale in Ballynoe - Fri 18th Oct 2019

This talk in the village of Ballnoe in NE Cork is coming up on Fri 18th Oct 2019. This is about 5kms to the south of Conna.

Ballynoe Community Council, in conjunction with St. Catherine’s Athletic Club, are privileged to host one of the country’s top athletes currently preparing to qualify and compete in the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

Kate Veale is an athlete with incredible achievements at the mere age of 25. Kate was a gold medal winner at U18 in the National cross country and went on to compete at European level in 2011. Her focus switched to racewalking, winning medals at the European Youths and Youth Olympics while still only in 4th year of secondary school in Dungarvan. Her meteoric rise came crashing down when she sustained a hip injury. The combination of youthful ambition, incredible talent meet with the harsh reality of serious injury and has lead Kate on a journey since of reaching the depths of despair physically and mentally. Thankfully she has found her strengths in dealing with such adversity and is back on course and is attempting to qualify for Tokyo 2020. Kate has spoken out on her own behalf on how horrific it can be to deal with the mental turmoil she endured. She published an article last March detailing her struggles, she certainly made an impact as she has since been in touch with athletes and non-athletes from all over the world who have identified with her honesty and vulnerability.

Kate Veale has so graciously accepted our invitation to come to Ballynoe on October 18th, and give a firsthand account of her career highs and her physical and mental lows and her new found insights into how to cope and deal with both. Hope you will come and join us in Ballynoe Hall on the evening of Friday the 18th October to hear Kate speak. This is part of Ballynoe Community Council’s Mental Health and Wellbeing initiative, in conjunction with St. Catherine’s Athletic Club.

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