Fitness club to raise funds for
A FITNESS club is to
run a half marathon to raise money for the family of
a young Inishowen mother who died in a road accident
earlier this year.
The Fighting Fit club will participate in the
Waterside Half Marathon in memory of fellow member
Siobhan Hutcheon (38) who was killed when her
vehicle was involved in a collision with a public
bus on the main Derry to Letterkenny road in May.
She was on her way to the family's holiday caravan
in Kerrykeel with her three young sons, aged 12 and
under, when the accident happened.
Ms Hutcheon's children were injured but survived the
horrific crash. The bus driver also survived the
Members of the Fighting Fit Club who
will take part in the Waterside Half Marathon next
month in memory of mother-of-three Siobhan Hutcheon
from Ardmore, Muff, who died in a road accident in
Club trainer Sean
Heaney said members had been "deeply affected" by
the sudden loss of the pharmacy assistant who lived
with her family in Ardmore, Muff.
“Siobhan was a lovely girl and had been regularly
attending our bootcamp sessions, so it was such a
complete shock when everyone heard the news –
especially as she had just been training here that
morning,” he said.
“A few of Siobhan’s cousins and friends are also
members, and since the tragedy everyone has been
asking what we could do to remember Siobhan and show
our support for the family."
Some 30 people including the late woman's siblings
and husband Warren have now signed up to run the
Waterside Half Marathon in Derry city on Sunday,
“Everyone will be filling in a sponsorship form and
the money raised will go towards Siobhan’s family.
Warren has been training with us, as well as lots of
Siobhan’s family and friends, so I think everyone
will experience a real overwhelming sense of
achievement when they make it over the line - not
just because they have completed the race, but that
they’ve achieved that for Siobhan and her family.”
Registration forms for the Waterside Half Marathon
are available from Derry City Council leisure
centres or online at