December 31st was a cold, snowy day, but it did not stop Eamonn Muldoon, a youth worker from HideOut Youth Zone completing his mammoth year-long physical challenge with an epic 50km run in Gorton.
At the age of 36, Eamonn took the decision to change his life for the better by using exercise as a catalyst of change. During 2020, he ran 5km every day which culminated in his 50km challenge to help raise funds for HideOut and to promote the positive impact physical fitness can have on our mental health.
Eamonn started his run at 8am and completed 10 laps of a 5km route in 4 hours and 42 minutes 12 seconds. The challenge ended with a hero’s welcome as he ran through the finish line outside the Youth Zone, receiving a socially distanced cheer by HideOut staff and young people.
On completing his challenge Eamonn outlined: “I just want to say a massive thank you to everyone for the support, I’m honestly overwhelmed and I would just like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy New Year!”
Every penny raised by Eamonn, will go towards supporting HideOut’s vital work engaging young people from across Manchester. HideOut opened in September and operates from a state-of-the-art facility in Gorton, providing thousands of young Mancunians with somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to. During the current Lockdown the Youth Zone is still able to provide support to young people who need it most via invite only support groups, 1:1 sessions, online projects and detached work in the local community.
Adam Farricker, HideOut CEO said “Huge congratulation to Eamonn, for completing his epic challenge. We are proud and extremely grateful that he is raising awareness of the crucial work we do locally, it is brilliant to have him as part of our team. Well done Eamonn from everyone at HideOut”
You can find out more about Eamonn’s incredible fitness journey via’s his dedicated Instagram Account ‘@No_Excuses_Training_‘ which itself has become a popular local brand. So far Eamonn has raised over £1,500 and the donation page to support his achievements is still open during January and you can donate here: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charity-web/charity/displayCharityCampaignPage.action?charityCampaignUrl=50kchallenge