Connemarathon 2011: Mossy & Dave into the West

As I’m writing this as the US Masters gets interesting. Hopefully McIlroy will have won by the time I finish (although as I revise this text, he's already thrown it away. Cruel). Anyway, despite all the sport on TV, the main sporting event for over 3,300 athletes in Ireland was the Connemarathon in Galway. I … Continue reading Connemarathon 2011: Mossy & Dave into the West


Connemara countdown: 1 day

Ok tomorrow by 1.30pm I hope to have crossed the finish line in Maam Cross. That will be 13 miles after starting. So my goal is under 1hr 30mins, which is about 7 minute miles. I thought that was doable and was taking bets at work (coffee and lunch next week depend on it) - and I … Continue reading Connemara countdown: 1 day

Countdown to Connemara

In 2 weeks’ time, I’ll have completed the Connemara Half Marathon. This will represent 13 miles of trekking around West Connemara (hopefully in the sun). The maximum distance I’ve ever ran is 10km, so it’s jump to get to 21km, but obviously do-able (I did 14km today and felt fine). I haven’t really thought of … Continue reading Countdown to Connemara