A Ballyhaunis-born athlete, and founder of the Irish Runner magazine, set off from his home town this morning on a walk to Dublin that will cover 200 km over 12 days to raise funds for the Coombe hospital in Dublin.

It's 50 years ago since Frank Greally set his 10,000 metre national junior record in Santry, and over the next 12 days he will undertake what he's called A Walk on Gratitude Road, which will finish up at the athletic stadium in Santry, where he set his unbeaten record half a century ago.

He hopes to raise €50,000 for Friends of the Coombe to purchase new equipment for the hospital where he and his siblings were born.

Frank was joined by a number of friends from his hometown of Ballyhaunis as he started the first leg of his walk this morning. 

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