Is our Bishop the fittest in Ireland?

Bishop McGuckian to run 100th parkrun this weekend

Bishop McGuckian

Bishop McGuckian is a regular at Letterkenny’s parkrun PICTURE GERALDINE DIVER

Donegal surely has the fittest bishop in the country.
The Bishop of Raphoe, Most Rev. Alan McGuckian, SJ, is set to take part in his 100th parkrun 5k this weekend
The 66-year-old Antrim native is a keen runner and is on track to hit the century mark at the Letterkenny parkrun on Saturday morning.
Joining him to reach this milestone will be Aaron Nepgen and Eoghan Megannety.
A number of other runners have already passed the 100 mark in Letterkenny.

Bishop of Raphoe, Alan McGuckian

They will get a commemorative t-shirt for this landmark achievement.
Parkruns are held in numerous countries and are run on a voluntary basis with the emphasis on participation and promoting health and wellbeing.
There are now more than 90 parkruns in Ireland.
They have been hugely successful.
To participate, you need to register on-line at

SEE ALSO: Bishop announces clerical changes

If you have a story or want to send a photo or video to us please contact the Donegal Live editorial team any time. To contact Donegal Democrat and Donegal People's Press, email To contact Donegal Post, email To contact Inish Times, email

More News

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.