Midleton’s Mark O’Sullivan Holding a Five-Hour Spinathon for Cian’s Care

By Alan Sheehan


Midleton’s Mark O’Sullivan, better known to many as Fanta, will take part in a five-hour spinathon to raise money for local charity Cian’s Care on Saturday, 27 May.
Mr O’Sullivan will cycle for five hours without a break while wearing full firefighter’s turnout gear in front of the Courthouse in Midleton later this month.
“I’ll be doing a five-hour spinathon without a break,” said Mr O’Sullivan, “on 27 May outside the Courthouse. I will be wearing a full fire suit; helmet, the jacket, the gloves, the pants and the boots. The gear is about 40 pounds in weight. I previously did a similar spinathon in the gear for four hours and it was very, very, very tough with the whole suit on. I lost about nine pounds in those four hours.”
Mr O’Sullivan will be joined on the day by dancers from Midleton’s Studio D, Lifetime Martial Arts Midleton and Billie-Jean Sargent’s Rhythm Dance Company. DJ Killian O’Reilly will be providing music throughout.
“I reckon it will attract over 1,000 people,” said Mr O’Sullivan. “We have a couple of celebrities coming down as well. It will be well marshalled too; we have loads of stewards on the day to keep the traffic and people moving.”

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