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 loads more mud and 748 more people!
It was a 9km race around fields through ditches, swamps, under bridges, woods and over purpose built obstacles. I got in a awful state running around but managed to come in 6th position which is my highest race position to date.
There are some more photos @ actionphotography.ie and on flickr too. A very well organised event – I’ll definitely be doing it again.
As some of you know I’m doing the marathon on Monday and I’m sh*tting myself already. I haven’t been able to train for the last 3 weeks because of an injury so I badly need something to compensate. I’m going with pain relief drugs, energy gels and some really kick ass tunes and possibly some cheating (with the aid of a moped or maybe a segway). Much appreciated if you can list the artist and title of some guaranteed music to speed me on my way (any genre).
Update: – This is what I have so far (2.7 hours [that’s not my target time by the way 😉 ])
Last year I competed in the Adidas Frank Duffy 10 mile race and came 487th overall. I’ve been training non-stop since then and last Saturday I did the same race again and came 143rd taking nearly 11 minutes off my time (1:04:44 this year). You can see from the photos below that it wasn’t an easy race to say the least 🙂
I ran with the guy on the left of the picture for about 3 miles before he lost me. I nearly caught him at the end though.
A sprint to the finish.
About a month ago I also did the Adidas 5 mile runner challenge and came 123rd (31:21).
Next year I’ll be setting my sights on the top 100…… Bring on the marathon.
On another note, the proof watermark is there because marathonfoto.com want €25 for each photo…. OUTRAGEOUS!!!!!