I thought I could combine the busiest working week of the year with the most amount of miles I’ve run in one week and hit the 900 mile mark for the year.

It was nice to be so enthusiastic but in reality it was probably never going to happen.

Thankfully I have now run 915 miles and I expect to hit the 1000 mile mark in the next 11 days.

I will have more details in the next couple of days. I would be more than happy to have a few people join me for a couple of miles.

Day 250 of my run streak should be on the 6th of September. I will set up an event page and post it on facebook for anyone who wants to join me for a few miles.

My plan for this weekend is to go out to Oranmore for parkrun. If you haven’t already registered for parkrun you can sign up for free on

The guys at Knocknacarra parkrun are looking for marshalls for the next couple of weeks. If you have an hour to spare please let them know. These events can’t go ahead without volunteers to marshall, scan barcodes etc.

I’m still working away on a few new classes. Progress is slow but I’m starting to get there.

I had an interesting moment last week. The busiest week of the year generally leads to a nice pay cheque.

In the past I’ve been known to spend this on racing bikes and as many races as I can.

I’ve been going through the logistics for some upcoming races for a while now. Driving myself mad to say the least.

I decided I needed to enter a couple of races so that I could focus on training.

In the space of 24 minutes I entered a half marathon in County Down, a marathon in Clarinbridge and a half marathon in Tullamore. It was at this point that A.I.B sent me a text message as they were concerned about suspicious transactions.

It might be slightly crazy but its far from suspicious.

Last Saturday morning I popped down to Rusheen Bay Windsurfing. Danny and the guys down there are celebrating 25 years of  business and they decided to hold a fundraiser for the ‘Galway Waterways Patrol’.

There was a group of 30 down for the 11.00 a.m session and I’m sure there were as many down for the 2.00 p.m. session

We went windsurfing, kayaking and did some stand up paddling ‘SUP’.

I had never tried ‘SUP’ even though I’d been interested in doing it for the past year. It was tougher than I thought but I started to get the hang of it. Hopefully before the end of the summer I will get to take part in their ‘Sunset SUP Safari’.

I couldn’t get over how tranquil Rusheen Bay was. It felt like we were 100 miles from the city.

If you want to take part in any of these watersports I would highly recommend getting down to Rusheen Bay. Top class instructors. They cater for kids and big kids.