Deja  Vu… or is it?

 Just as I was getting back into  training I  picked up another injury that put me out of action for six weeks.

At the time I was pretty frustrated but I decided to put it behind me and put in six months of good training and have a really  good shot at the Galway Bay Marathon on October 5th.  I also entered the Galway 5km series so that I could have something to aim towards.

Last October  I finally got to the bottom of what was causing my Achilles pain. I had a couple of sessions with Liam Marmion and he had me walking pain free again.

If you have been following me on Instagram or Facebook you will know that I set myself a challenge in March to swim everyday of the Month.  I managed 22 days due to injury.  I have carried on swimming every couple of days and recently started swimming out to the markers.  I’m still trying to decide if I will take part in any triathlons this summer.

Mary Nolan Hickey is back on the road again. This time she is cycling the coast of Ireland in aid of R.N.L.I

She will be travelling from Doolin to Galway on Friday May 17th. I’m hoping to join her for part of the journey.  More details on

The 25th Tour De Lough Corrib will take place on June 9th with all proceeds going to  Croi. I haven’t taken part in this event since 2012. I think they changed the route the following year. More details on

Last Saturday I was back with the community circus for a tight rope session.  I was surprised  how much I remembered.  They have a lot of workshops on from May – September  for  Toddlers, Children, Youths,  Families and Adults. More details on

I’ve signed up for a 220km cycle from Croke Park to Corofin in aid of “Tomorrow for  Tomas”.  More details on

I recently joined NRG gym in Knocknacarra.  Its been a few years since I’ve been a member there.  So far I’m impressed with the lay out.  I’m looking forward to getting stuck in to the Ski Erg, Watt bike and battle ropes.

I’m hoping for some decent 5km runs over the next couple of weeks.  Race no. 170  is on the horizon.

If you would like to sponsor my Croke Park to Corofin cycle  please go to

If you know anyone taking part in the V.h.i mini marathon that needs help with their running technique please ask them to contact me