2 Marathons in 8 Days: What I’ve Learnt

I’ve already written 2 race reports on Frankfurt and New York City, so here I’m delving into what it was like to do 2 races within the space of a week. Not much recovery time and only the Atlantic Ocean between them. 1.    Google was right The first thing I did after decided to do … Continue reading 2 Marathons in 8 Days: What I’ve Learnt

New York City Marathon 2019: Race Report

2:46:45 – 3:56 pace – 444th place (3 November 2019) So, 2 marathons in just over a week? It's Monday night the day after New York City Marathon. I'm a bit broken. My head, throath, nose and legs all hurt. My system is a bit worn down and empty, but my mind is so happy. … Continue reading New York City Marathon 2019: Race Report

Wild Atlantic Way Cycle 2019

A lot has been written about Kerry – writers, footballers, tourists, mountains, festivals, music, the people. So I'm trying to give a different angle, on our recent trip through the Kingdom. We spent 3 days cycling around Kerry. By “we” I mean 70 cyclists from Microsoft, plus 20 support crew who made it all possible. … Continue reading Wild Atlantic Way Cycle 2019

Night Run 10km – a surprise win

28th April 2019 – 10km PB of 33m 56s This race report was written last month after an unusual Sunday night for me. Wow, I’m shocked, surprised, delighted, tired, buzzing, happy, motivated. I don’t know what to say. I won a 10km in 33:56 beating over 4,000 competitors. It doesn’t get much better – plus … Continue reading Night Run 10km – a surprise win

Wicklow Way Relay 2019

Race Report 2nd place, Rathfarnham AC in 7h14m This race really is the Grand National of Irish Hill running. A big field. A long attritional course. The potential for disaster. The form guides. The chopping and changing of runners and riders. The going of the ground. The risk of falling at the first (not arriving … Continue reading Wicklow Way Relay 2019

Conducting the Orchestra: Phoenix Park Duathlon

27th April 2019: What do you call a duathlon without a bike leg? One of the many questions I pondered as we dealt with the tail end of Storm Hannah today. You learn in life that things will always take a twist, just when it looks like plain sailing. Well today I'm proud of the work … Continue reading Conducting the Orchestra: Phoenix Park Duathlon

Quest Glendalough 2019 Report

3rd place, 3h21m, 60km, +1800m My third time out in Glendalough and it turned out well – 3rd place after 3+ hours of slogging up and down Wicklow’s finest hills. I really do love these events – the Quest team open up beautiful parts of our country, where we get to battle it out with … Continue reading Quest Glendalough 2019 Report