IRISH ADVENTURER MARK Pollock wants those who ran in the dark for him last year to do it again – on Wednesday 14 November 2012.
Whereas the official nighttime race was limited to the streets of Dublin, Cork and Belfast last year, this year’s incarnation boasts three additional – and international – locations: London, Manchester and New York.
Each location is open to both walkers and runners, with lengths of either five or 10 kilometres available at each, with the exception of New York (five kilometres only).
Pop-up running events are also set to take place in other locations around the world.
He remains the only person who is both blind and paralysed to trial them. At a talk in Trinity College earlier this summer, Pollock spoke of having to come to terms with becoming paralysed, having already been blind from the age of 22.
As I had moments of clarity, peppered with hallucinations from the morphine that I was on, I wondered to myself whether dying would be a better outcome than what was happening.
Having started his rehabilitation, however, Pollock now believes that some form of movement is possible.
In addition to helping to raise funds for Mark’s rehabilitation, participants can also raise money for other charitable organisations, including Wings For Life, Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind and the NCBI.