Record Breakers

This weekend I was lucky enough to get a place on a team that were trying to break the world record for the longest distance covered on a rowing machine over 24 hours.

It was organised by Damian Browne as part of his fundraising efforts and preparation for his Atlantic row at the end of the […]

More Milestones.

I’ve been taking advantage of the good weather we’ve had lately. Last week I hit 900 running miles for the year. I’m aiming for 1000 by July 31st. 

Since July 1st I have run and cycled more than 200km.

The next couple of races I am interested in are  the Roundstone 8km and the “Streets of Galway” […]

Records Made to be Broken.

 If you have read some of my previous blogs you will be aware that I have been a part of groups that have broken 3 Guinness World Records.

I managed to get a place on a team as part of a World Record breaking attempt for a 24 hour indoor rowing session.  It is a fundraiser […]

Half Way There

The end of the week will mark the half way point of the Year. 

If you have set yourself a goal or a challenge for the year now is a good time to have a look and see how you are doing.

My personal goal is to run 2017 miles this year . I’m a bit behind […]

On The Road Again

Last week I met up with Kim and Ciara. They will be taking on the Galway Bay 10km race on October 7th. I will be meeting them on Monday for a running workshop just to find out what areas they need to work on. I know from talking to them that they have run some […]

When was the Last Time you did Something for the First Time?

Recovery is still pretty slow and I’m starting to think I might need professional advice on all the aches and pains I have. Tuesday night saw the last race of the Galway 5 km series in Athenry.  I was hoping to break the 24 minute mark but I was just short and crossed the finish […]

Road to Recovery

 

The road to recovery after Connemara Ultra has been an interesting one. 

I had quite a few aches and pains in my legs.

For a while it looked like I would never be back running.

I targeted the 5km race in Craughwell to make my come back. A nice flat course would be a great way to get […]

13 Not So Unlucky

I’m glad to say  that all of the miles logged in the wind and rain paid off and resulted in marathon number 13 and my first 39.3 mile run.

I spent the days leading up to the Ultra working out how I was going to complete the 39.3 mile distance.

The training was done, now it was […]

The Big Day is Getting Closer.

The last few weeks have been pretty busy. Plenty of running and cycling as the 23rd of April gets closer. 

I’ve had a couple of good spins on the bike including the Stephen Roche Atlantic Challenge in County Clare.  I met up with some of my cycling buddies for the 80km spin.  The rain eased up […]

Time to Take Stock.

 

I had a nice 8 mile run on Saturday evening. Salthill prom was glowing from an amazing sunset and I was managing a fairly good pace.

Shortly after I got home a post popped up on Facebook, 4 weeks to the Connemarathon. I got a bit of a shock, I was sure it was 5 weeks. […]