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HeadToHead : Chasing Dreams and Ambitions

For a long long time I have been promising myself to try to run the length of Ireland (Mizen Head to Malin Head), and try to set a new record. I’ve always managed to find a reason why I should … Continue reading

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The Spine Race 2016, 2 – The racing begins

The entry route to CP1 at Hebden Bridge is a short but very technical slippy trail followed by a steeper section of slippy rocky steps. People have fallen and broken limbs here in the past. To get back out onto … Continue reading

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The Spine Race 2016, 1 – Once more into the breach!

A half moon lit up clear cold starry skies this evening, and I ran on up the incline to the high point of Glencullen valley road. Feeling good on this unusually benign night, but common sense says turn around and reverse direction … Continue reading

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2015 – Starting big!

Time to return to more regular blogging! 2014 was a bit of a mixed bag of a year. I had 3 or 4 absolutely great races, and managed to get some great results from a few of them, but I … 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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Across the Years, Day 2 : The Distance Strikes Back

The plan to sleep for an hour didn’t go quite as well as expected. I think I had managed to pick the noisiest part of the day. As well as music being played over the tannoy at the start/finish area, … Continue reading

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UTMB 2012 – Race Gear Review

Ah yes… gear! One of the joys of running is the simplicity of the sport. You just put on a pair of shorts (the minimalists wouldn’t even bother with shoes) and run. No expensive list of gear that you need … Continue reading

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