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


Novice XC Champs 2017

WIT Arena, Waterford, 17th December 2017 44th in 21:37 (3:45 pace over a muddy & hilly 6km course) Pure racing. Raw sport. No bells or whistles. Cross country needs a muddy field, a car park, tape to mark the course and start/finish line. Bring along 2,000 runners of all ages and let them at it. … Continue reading Novice XC Champs 2017

Waterford Greenway

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXayKRZjhDs It’s great to see such positivity and comments about the Waterford Greenway. It’s not even finished or officially open yet, but 2016 was a breakthrough year. I hope 2017 bring lots of new people to the area to walk, cycle and explore the beautiful countryside. The Greenway is a 46 kilometre paved trail on … Continue reading Waterford Greenway

Tramore’s Beach & Backstrand

Everybody from Tramore, and probably anyone living within an hour’s drive, loves the beach in Tramore. At Christmas time, with so many people home, you release how special it is to have on our doorstep. I’ve been walking down the beach every day. It’s a great place to meet neighbours, friends, runners, dogs, horses, kitesurfers, … Continue reading Tramore’s Beach & Backstrand

Fat Adaptation Diary: Week 2

The past 10 days have offered sunny weather every day – making it harder to be at work in an office, but so rewarding when I did get outside to walk, train, eat, read or relax. Combined with a sunny weekend, followed by a busy week all over Dublin at work and ending down home … Continue reading Fat Adaptation Diary: Week 2

Hook or by Crook: Race Report

Waterford is the best place on the world on days like Saturday. The sun was shining down on Dunmore East, the sea was calm looking across to Hook Lighthouse, the crowds were happy sipping coffees or munching ice-creams. All set for the Hook or by Crook Triathlon. This is my favourite race, and my 5th … Continue reading Hook or by Crook: Race Report

Following Seán Kelly’s pedals around Waterford

Tomorrow over 4,000 people will hop on a bike and cycle around the land of the Decies. I'll be one of them, wedged to my saddle for close to 6 hours on a 100 mile spin around the Comeragh Mountains as part of the Seán Kelly Tour of Waterford. There'll be a few celebrities too … Continue reading Following Seán Kelly’s pedals around Waterford

Munster Hurling Final 2010

Driving back on the M7 from Thurles on Saturday night we nearly ran out of petrol. It was gone half 10 and there are no service stations between Cork and Dublin on the shiny new motorway. Anyway we ventured off at Portlaoise and crept through the ghost town. There it was. A Topaz station! Luckily we got … Continue reading Munster Hurling Final 2010