The Love of Sport: Special Olympics

This week we hosted loads of Special Olympics athletes in our offices at Microsoft Ireland. They are a mix of men and women of all ages, who take part in the games in various sports like table tennis, golf, dancing, football and basketball. I was touched by the challenges these people face and how they … Continue reading The Love of Sport: Special Olympics

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Hiking in the Comeraghs

Recently I took up a new challenge, hill walking. I’ve ran in the mountains for years but never really gone for a long hike. You know the crowd, out with their poles, waterproofs, compasses, flasks, boots and those shoe cover things to keep your feet dry. Timing was good – I signed up over 6 … Continue reading Hiking in the Comeraghs

Pontevedra World Duathlon Championships

This race report is from the beautiful city of Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain where I competed for the 3rd time at the ITU World Duathlon Championships, finishing in 25th place in my age group in a time of 2:08:23. I had a great time with the Irish team throughout our stay, where the locals made a … Continue reading Pontevedra World Duathlon Championships

Skiing in sunny & snowy Spain: Sierra Nevada

Lots of people go skiing and I’ve been to my fair share of places, but few people have ever thought of skiing in Spain. It’s funny because Irish tourists go there in their millions every year: sun worshippers who flock to the Costa del Sol, Costa Brava, Balearic Islands and Canary Islands. I’m just back from a week in the Sierra Nevada mountains and had an amazing time so thought I’d try convince you why you should give it a go.

Wicklow Adventure Race Powerscourt: Race Report

WAR Powerscourt was my first adventure race in Wicklow and I really had a great time. Those hills and mountains feel like my backyard, as I train there so much, but it was nice to have a big race in familiar settings. Still I managed to get lost…but held onto finish 3rd.