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Run-A-Muck Challenge … awesome fun

After being coaxed into it by a mate on the football team I partook in the inaugural Run-A-Muck Challenge in Clonkeeran House, Co. Kildare. It was probably the most fun race I have ever “competed” in. It was just like when myself and my brother went mountain running in Norway except there was a shit […]

Dublin- Clare in just over 2 hours

The new motorway between Dublin and Galway is now complete and open all the way down now. Because of this I managed to get down from Dublin to my Dad’s place near Ballyvaughan in just over two hours. Only a few years ago the journey used to take over 4 hours. For once I saw […]

Homeward bound.. yet again

I’ve been back in Wales for 11 months but the time has come to venture back to Dublin again. Various reasons led to my decision to head back, the commute for one was getting too expensive and with GAA season starting again soon I’d be going back every weekend again. The biggest reason however was […]

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Thanks to all for coming out on Saturday night to celebrate my 29th year on this god forsaken credit crunching land. It turned into a bit of a lads fest with a trip to the dog track and getting blind drunk in town. I’m only one away from the triocha now….. arghh!!!!!! The lads were […]

SMS goodness

Today I had to book a ticket so I can go and help my Dad with some building work he is doing. The wonderful Aer Arann have a flight from Manchester to Galway so I figured I’d get that. I found a flight for the Friday night and booked it. A few seconds later I […]

Marathonfoto.com rip off

I posted a reply on the boards.ie Dublin Marathon 2008 thread and through I’d cross post here. Hi guys, I’ve not read all the posts yet but well done to all. It was a great day. It was my first and with a injury from the half marathon I struggled across in 4.07, sooooo happy […]

Impossible is nothing

“There will be days when you don’t know whether you can run a marathon, but there will be a lifetime knowing that you have – impossible is nothing” I’ll give a more detailed post soon about the pain of the marathon but suffice to say I managed to finish it.

Mr. and Mrs. Smyth

My two friends, Frank and Nicola, finally got married at the weekend. It was without a doubt one of the best weekends ever. I expect the hangover following the weekend to be equally epic. Well done guys!!!! Sadly I’ve no pictures of the weekend trip to Roundstone as my camera was mysteriously smashed (there’s no […]

Lake Garadice 2008 (triathlon number 2)

On Sunday last myself and big Frank borrowed my mum’s car (as it has a hitch) and drove across to Leitrim with our bikes and butterflies in our bellies. Frank did the same race last year and said he really enjoyed and it was my first open water race. This was meant to be my […]

Monster Commute

Late February of this year I started back working for Karova. As I lived in Dublin at the time it meant a monster of a commute every week, staying at a friends during the week and coming back to Dublin at the weekends. I still do the same commute but I now have my own […]