Exploring Ardmore & West Waterford

The concept of a staycation will be one of the words of the summer of 2020. I think it’s a great idea to make us all realise we don’t need to jet off far away to have a good time, both physically, culturally and gastronomically. In July, we spent a weekend on holidays in our … Continue reading Exploring Ardmore & West Waterford

One Day Video: Carrickmines run and Three Rock cycle

Recently I've started recording some videos with my smartphone while outdoors exploring. The #2kmfromhome restrictions on movement have been in place for 2 months and while they have been limiting to our normal routine, in other ways they have been enlightening. We have all probably discovered things around the corner that we never knew existed. … Continue reading One Day Video: Carrickmines run and Three Rock cycle

What’s the future of mass participation sports events in 2020?

As a race organiser, the implications of cancelled and postponed events is real with lots of uncertainty and unknowns. In recent days, the Irish government has cancelled all mass gatherings until the end of the summer, impacting all sporting, concerts, public gatherings and social events. I thought I’d share some ideas, given my experience from … Continue reading What’s the future of mass participation sports events in 2020?

Exploring My Neighbourhood

We've all been living #StayatHome and while it's been limiting and taken us all some adjusting to, in many ways there have been positives. For me I've enjoyed so much being able to continue training on foot and bike. Adapting to the 2km limits has made it surprisingly interesting, resurrecting a curiosity in what's on … Continue reading Exploring My Neighbourhood

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

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

Quest Killarney 2018: Did Do Better

Sixth year running around Killarney, I was surprised to end up on the podium in 3rd after 4 hours of racing. This is a story of familiar faces, glorious gaps, muddy mountains, lovely lakes, stupid sheep, continuous climbs, dangerous descents, several surprises, pilates poses and lots more. I’ve been going down to Killarney since 2013 … Continue reading Quest Killarney 2018: Did Do Better