Looking back: Marathon Memories

6 races in 9 years brought back a lot of memories Racing is a rare pleasure that seems a distant memory these days. It’s made me realise how lucky we all are to be able to take part in sport and do what we love. Toeing the start line at whatever distance, from a local … Continue reading Looking back: Marathon Memories

Sunrise Marathon

You can support DIL via my DONATION page - thanks! On Saturday morning, 9th May 2020, I completed a Sunrise Marathon as my way of marking #DILSunriseAppeal for #DIL2020. I ran 42km around Foxrock, starting under supermoon light at 3am and finishing in Cabinteely Park before 6am in glorious sunshine. It took 2h53m, so a … Continue reading Sunrise Marathon

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

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

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