I run because if I didn’t, I’d be sluggish and glum and spend too much time on the couch. I run to breathe the fresh air. I run to explore. I run to escape the ordinary. I run…to savor the trip along the way. Life becomes a little more vibrant, a little more intense. I like that.Struggling and suffering are the essence of a life worth living. If you're not pushing yourself beyond the comfort zone, if you're not demanding more from yourself - expanding and learning as you go - you're choosing a numb existence. You're denying yourself an extraordinary trip.Some seek the comfort of their therapist's office, other head to the corner pub and dive into a pint, but I chose running as my therapy.Sometimes you've got to go through hell to get to heaven
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Redemption is something you have to fight for in a very personal, down-dirty way. Some of our characters lose that, some stray from that, and some regain it.
A man walks down the street He says why am I soft in the middle now Why am I soft in the middle The rest of my life is so hard I need a photo opportunity I want a shot at redemption
Monday, December 7, 2015
So this race was going to be my last ultra of the year.I was going into it still feeling the effects of the kerry way project and giant causeway ultras i had run 6 days apart,also a busy few weeks in work a 15 hour work day the day before 3 hours sleep all added up to me simple saying i was wrecked
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
In our lives we will encounter challenges that we will fail at.How we Deal with the failure we attack another challenge head on for our Redemption.So for Tina and myself this weekend it was our chance,for me it was the DNF at Vartry 100 mile ultra in April for Tina it was the DNF at the Kerry way ultra only 4 weeks earlier.What lay ahead would change us both and bring peace of mind.Together we stand, together we fall, together we're winners, and winners take all.We had our 9 check points just the same , and the idea was to complete the loop in one continuous go, all as per the official race rules which we stuck to.This report will have alot more pictures then information as i am not the best at writing this stuff down so i hope yee enjoy my effort.
Sunday, September 27, 2015
My feet felt as light as helium balloons and my adrenaline thumped like boiling oil as we sprinted off the starting line. It had been 4 weeks since my last ultra running race so i was thrilled to feel so good.so what I had ahead was a good day out, a few lessons to learn, a deeper understanding of my limits, I think, and a head full of amazing imagery from a spectacular setting.but also the first time I have ever got so annoyed in an ultra race .
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Monday, June 17, 2013
During a marathon a person lives through one lifetime, but during an ultra an athlete lives through a few lifetimesThere’s something special about 100km. It’s not ‘only 50’ miles, which is eminently do-able if you’re the least bit trained. It’s not the epic 100-mile distance, which carries you through the night and into the next day. Sixty-two miles pushes you over the edge into the realm of philosophy; you have to dig deep to get it done, but you’re still showered and in bed by midnight, to lie there and contemplate what amazing thing you’ve just accomplished.
Did this marathon as a training run for my 100km in June ended up loving it an will do it again next year for sure really nice course and amazing crowds
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Men and women who race at distances longer than marathons—also known as ultrarunners—are by reputation and reality a strange, obsessive, and somewhat socially awkward lot.
Monday, November 19, 2012
Can't run fast enough
Just need a way out
Just need another escape
Running, running, until your soles bleed
Running, running, until your soul is gone
Running, running, just need to hide
Running, running, running from life
Running, running, running from yourself
Running running it just won't stop
Running, running this heart keeps beating..
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Friday, August 5, 2011
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Now in its fifth year this 10-kilometre charity run or walk in the surroundings of Kenmare town is back. The Jack And Jill Run up the Hill has grown in popularity since the challenging and scenic course was first used in 2008.2011 result for me 12th place finish just under 42 mins very happy