Keith Glynn was the person instrumental in founding the Paradise Running Club in 2009, and has spent countless hours devoted to the club over the past 12 years.
He has served as Vice-President and President of the Club a number of times as well as developing a Learn-to-Run program for the club in 2010. He has indeed been a leader there for many years, inspiring and encouraging others to become involved as group leaders for the Learn-to-Run program. He continues to be an integral member and leader of this now well-known club.
Throughout his time with the Paradise Running club, Keith has inspired, and continues to inspire, runners of all ages to participate in road races and running events.
In 2016 Keith was the recipient of the Dr. John P Williams Award at the Tely 10 for inspiring others to participate in this popular historic event.
He has also played an instrumental role in the founding of several local road races among which are the Paradise Five and Dime (5 km and 10 km) and The Figure Eight (8 km).
He was a key member in implementing the virtual 709(00K) Summer Challenge in which runners travelled point to point across the island, and was a key member in raising funds via fun runs for children with disabilities.
In 2013 he was awarded the Citizen of the Year Award for the Town of Paradise. At this time too, he received the Volunteer of the Year Award 2013-2014 for his dedication to the sport of running.
Keith has been a competitive runner since 2008 running over 75 road races including several Tely 10’s and marathons since that time. He has recorded numerous top finishes in his age group.
Most recently in 2021 he was named Male Athlete of the Year for the Town of Paradise.
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