ShareThe Dublin City Marathon is today and it’s no ordinary day to stage it. You see today is the 595th anniversary of one of the most famous battles of all time. On this day, St Crispin’s Day, in 1415 the forces of England met those of France on the field of Agincourt. Outnumbered by 5 [...]
ShareLots of runners, not just me, will need your help on Monday. Here’s a breakdown of how you can help out runners on the Dublin City Marathon course on Monday.
Sweets are good for you
Runners/walkers in the marathon will be in need of nourishment from around the time they leave the Phoenix Park, about 8 miles [...]
ShareThe people that brought you the Transatlantic Challenge and the 500 mile Malin to Mizen Walk for CF are back. Where the Kilkenny Hurlers failed, Emmet Ryan will succeed. October 25th 2010 sees the start of the Drive for Five.
Those of you who are familiar with our efforts here, which see me and usually [...]
Share“Wow. You are going to die when the marathon comes around,” said John Healy. He said this after I told him of how shattered I was last night. After the Ireland-Italy game we walked back to the city centre. Healy, who weighs about 2 stone more than me, had to slow down for me as [...]
ShareOddly menacing. That’s the best way to describe what I saw this evening at the Smithfield Luas stop. At around 7.30pm this evening three of the Joker’s hench-people came cycling, very casually, towards me. It was a trio of what looked like Spanish students all with face-paint, but of an age a little too old [...]
ShareI could very easily have been in a rather bad mood today. RTE confirmed to me that the slot I recorded for the Mooney programme won’t be airing at all, despite them dragging me into their offices wasting an afternoon. Instead I’m feeling pretty good and it’s entirely down to reading this article by Sports [...]
ShareIreland’s favourite freelance sports journalist Cóilín Duffy caught up with me to see how I’m holding up as I recover from the walk. In addition to giving the low-down on how I’m holding up we look at what happened the first time we tried to do this interview and preview the remaining events in this [...]
ShareIt’s finally here, video footage from the finish in Goleen mixed in with some stills from the walk.
Come back on Wednesday to see the video of the post-walk interview I did with Cóilín Duffy.
ShareThis post takes a wee while to get going but work with me here. While I was on the road my opportunities to go the cinema were limited, indeed the only film I caught during the walk was The Hangover. So last Friday I finally went to see Inglourios Basterds. During a particularly violent scene [...]
ShareThe first post-walk interview was on Raidio Na Life on Sunday evening. It’s in Irish by the way!
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