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

Charity Events at Work: What I Learnt

In September 2018, I took part in a charity fundraiser with my colleagues at Microsoft Ireland. A team of 80 people fundraised over €110,000 for Ireland’s only children’s hospice, Laura Lynn. I wanted to share my thoughts on all the great things that I learnt by taking part, both from a personal and team point … Continue reading Charity Events at Work: What I Learnt

Cycling around the Netherlands

September 2017 Overall thoughts After 5 days of cycling around the Netherlands, there are a few great things I noticed and appreciated, which makes cycling safe, enjoyable and easy. Touring on a bike is such a great way to see the countryside. You discover so much more than going by car or train. It’s a … Continue reading Cycling around the Netherlands

Charity Cycle for Laura Lynn

On Tuesday 5th September, I'm taking on a 3 day charity cycle with 40 work colleagues at Microsoft in support of Laura Lynn Children's Hospice. Training began in June with many first time cyclists but it's great to see everyone out and ready. We have a big fundraising target of €50,000. Please donate online here … Continue reading Charity Cycle for Laura Lynn