TYHOLLAND'S IRISH HEART AMBASSADOR VOWS TO KEEP ON RUNNING

24 January 2014 No Comments by The Northern Standard

This is an inspirational tale to get the new year off to a flying start. Pamela Treanor from Tyholland is County Monaghan’s own bionic woman. She has overcome a lot to pursue her dream of becoming a personal trainer, and last November she completed her first New York Marathon as an ambassador for the Irish Heart Foundation (IHF).

“EVERY STEP OF THE WAY”
It was Pamela’s first trip to The City That Never Sleeps and she absolutely loved it. She also commented that her recently deceased mother Monica was with her “every step of the way” during her Stateside long-distance run.

Pamela said that The Big Apple and the marathon itself far exceeded her expectations. There was great hype in the run-up to it (pardon the pun) and people who didn’t even know her were wishing Pamela luck at registration.

DOING THE TOURIST THING
Ms. Treanor and the crew of supporters who accompanied her, boyfriend David and his parents, landed in New York on Friday, November 1st.
The following day they did the Downtown Tour. This afforded Pamela the opportunity to see part of the course she would be running the next day.

Since this trip was more business than pleasure, Pamela has vowed to go back, but on her debut voyage she did manage to fit in Broadway Show Phantom of the Opera, Ground Zero and Madame Tussauds.

After some compulsory sight-seeing she went to bed at 8.30 on Saturday night and didn’t drink any alcohol. A five-mile run also formed part of Pamela’s final preparations for the New York Marathon.

BECOMING AN IRISH HEART FOUNDATION AMBASSADOR
Pamela was asked to become an ambassador for the Irish Heart Foundation when she rang up regarding presentation of the proceeds of the Belfast Marathon, her first, which she completed on the charity’s behalf.

Not only did she raise thousands upon thousands for the cause, but she also bounced back from a near death experience as a result of Prolonged QT Syndrome and was fitted with an ICD — an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator in 2009.

The IHF was of great assistance to both Pamela and her family during this traumatic period of her life and that’s why she wanted to represent them, but the organisation was also extremely impressed by her strength of spirit.

Most people would take it easy after such a big operation, but not Pamela, she worked hard to persuade her specialist that she could exercise at maximum capacity and even work in …

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