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My Trip to Ireland 


I am writing this letter to send my thanks for giving me the opportunity to 

go to Ireland and compete in the home international it was a fantastic 


The journey was a very long one but I still enjoyed it. We travelled to Wales 

from Penrith which took quite a while; once we got there we went on a ferry 

that took us to Dublin. Whilst on the ferry I felt a bit sick but we had fun 

playing on the dance stage so it took my mind off it. 

After arriving in Dublin we got on the coach once again for a shorter 

journey to our accommodation which wasn’t as nice as we had hoped but we 

all coped. 

The next morning after a decent nights sleep we made our way to the 

course which looked quite nice as it wasn’t too steep (perfect for me!) I 

started to get a little nervous after I had seen all the girls I would have to run 


By the time it came to running I felt very excited and couldn’t wait to start, 

once we had set off I began feeling confident about how I could do. After a 

tough ascent I was more than ready to try and catch up on the lead that 

Rosie Stuart in 1st place had gained. Slowly I caught up but as I was getting 

within metres of her she kicked again and I found that there was just too 

much for me to try to do in the final stages. 

Once I had finished- even though I was quite sick,- I was so happy with 

my result, although I would have liked to win (as most people would) I was 

very proud that I had managed 2nd as I had set myself the aim of top 5. 

The journey back was just as enjoyable as the rest of the trip, the whole 

experience had been very beneficial but most of all extremely FUN! 

Thank you so much for giving me this opportunity I think what you have 

done for me and many other people is fantastic. 

Thanks again 

Love Amy McGivern.

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