Monthly Archives: September 2013

UTMB 2013 – Race Report part 1 – The lead up

In January I wasn’t entirely sure whether I was going to enter the UTMB or not. The Tor De Geants, which is staged two weeks after the UTMB, is an even longer race, and it’s length and added difficulty was … Continue reading

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Energia Irish 24 hour running championships, 2013

The Irish 24 hour championships were one of the two big target races for me this year. I had major unfinished business with this event. For various reasons I hadn’t made it to the first few runnings of this race. … Continue reading

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Mourne Way Ultra, 2013

If running the world 24 hours championships 2 weeks beforehand isn’t exactly perfect preparation for the Wicklow Way Race, then running both of those with a further 2 week gap is heading into total madness territory as preparation for the … Continue reading

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Wicklow Way Race, 2013

The idea of running the length of the Wicklow Way had been an obsession of mine for a long time. I was inspired to get into ultrarunning to a large extent by hearing the stories of adventures that runners like … Continue reading

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A Long Hot Summer

It’s been a great summer here in Ireland, and a very eventful one for me. I’ve been training hard and racing even harder, and “real life” has been even more eventful. The races have been so big, and have come … Continue reading

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