Twelve Bens Challenge

12th September 2020 – Na Sléibhte Hillwalking Club 30km – 3000m – 10 hours – 12 Bens - 5 men – 1 day - Videos: Full 4 min version or Short 43 sec version https://vimeo.com/459102380/ https://vimeo.com/457911490 Relive - watch an animated video of the route over the mountains A memorable day for so many reasons. … Continue reading Twelve Bens Challenge

Close contacts & pitstops on the mountains

Trial race for world championships in mountain running Ballyhoura Mountains, Co. Limerick – 8th August 2020 3h 49m 47s – 8th place Last weekend I took part in a trial race, for the Irish team to compete at the World Mountain Running Championships, which is scheduled to take place in November in Lanzarote. The Irish … Continue reading Close contacts & pitstops on the mountains

My Favourite mountain running memory

Recently, the Irish Mountain Running Association asked us to get creative and competitive, by organising a writing competition. So no mountains involved in the harming of the production, it could all be done safely from home. It was great to see a mix of entries from all ages - juniors to seasoned athletes. Some remarkable … Continue reading My Favourite mountain running memory

Masters Cross Country

This year is only 2 weeks old, yet I already have 3 medals. You might think GAA calendars are packed but in athletics it’s peak cross-country season. Especially if you’re of the mature vintage, or as athletes officially become known as “masters” when they hit 35. The species of runner who may still be young … Continue reading Masters Cross Country

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

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