Our Champion Comes Home

Mr. Thornton, our Senior Infants Teacher, returned to work today in Claddagh National School after a most remarkable week - He has just finished running seven marathons on seven continents in seven days... and won them all!

Mr. Thornton, a well-known and highly experienced elite runner, achieved this incredible feat of fitness, speed and endurance with victories in the World Marathon Challenge races in Antarctica, South Africa, Australia, Dubai, Portugal, Colombia and in Miami, U.S.A.

To say we are proud to have this incredible sportsman, great teacher and all-round good guy on our staff is quite an understatement. Go, go, Gary!