I compete in Ireland and around the world in the sports of Ultra Running and Adventure Racing.
My first ultra run was a ~50km race over the hills of Wicklow back in the late 90s. Since then I have steadily pushed out the distances I race. I currently hold the Irish records for 24 hour running (248.4km), 48 hour road running (343km) and 6 day running (815km), along with many course records for Irish ultras. I hold the world record for the fastest crossing of Ireland on Foot, running from Mizen Head to Malin Head in 3 days, 3 hours, 47 minutes in May 2017.
My best race results were finishing 5th at the 24 hour world championships in Bergamo in 2009, finishing as second place veteran in the 2013 UTMB, finishing 2nd in the 6-day World Trophy in Hungary in 2015, and winning the Spine Race in 2016 (Setting a course record). I am a multiple winner of the Irish 24 hour Running Championships, and have been awarded the Athletics Ireland Ultrarunner of the year on 4 occasions (the only person to win this award more than once).
My first Adventure Race was the 2000 edition of the Adrenalin Rush 5 day expedition race which was held in Northern Ireland. Since then I’ve participated in multiple races of many different lengths both on the domestic Irish scene and internationally. Highlights include finishing the Primal Quests in Utah in 2006 and South Dakota in 2008, participating in the world championships in Scotland, Spain, Tasmania and France, Finishing 2nd in the Turas Adventure Race, a 5 day international race in Cork/Kerry, And finishing 3rd in the European Champions (on home soil) in 2015.