Category: Ultrarunning

Bauers Megabackyard Funrun

Bauers Megabackyard Funrun

When I applied for a spot in Bauers Megabackyard Funrun (BMF) back in September, a friend of mine asked me why on earth you’d do that to yourself. I said something like ‘what could possibly go wrong’, half hoping race director Simon wouldn’t accept my application. Soon after that I received my official apologies email, meaning I got offered a place in the event.

Wicklow Way Race – ‘It’s Getting Brighter!’

Wicklow Way Race – ‘It’s Getting Brighter!’

2 am, middle of the woods, somewhere in Wicklow. A man has just passed me, shining around with his headtorch and asking me if I’m looking for something. I probably should have just told him that it’s my sanity that I’m looking for. Who signs up for a night race after dropping out of two races due to… not being able to run in the dark?

Beara Way Ultra – More Of A Good Thing

Beara Way Ultra – More Of A Good Thing

I enjoyed my training through a pretty bleak winter in Kerry, just delighted with the fact that I could go out and do all these things. I knew that there was one big race on the horizon, though: the Beara Way Ultra. In a way I was lucky, because I knew what I was signing up for. I had done the Beara Way before, so I should (emphasis on should) know the route and be familiar with the terrain.

Ecotrail Wicklow – ‘Nice and Normal’

Ecotrail Wicklow – ‘Nice and Normal’

I felt very lucky to be on the start line of the Ecotrail Wicklow 80 km race on September 24th, only a few days after travelling back to Ireland. From looking at the maps and talking to some people who had done the race in previous years, I knew the trails should be very good and that it could be a fast course.