DIARY: Quick Update - The Weekend

Just a quick update in the middle of a hectic week.

Yesterday I was marshalling at the top of Kippure for the yearly handicap-race, where the best runners are strapped with heavy loads of rocks, the quicker, the heavier (nah, it's not really how it works, but how it should work!).

I took a lot of pictures, all bad quality, and will be posting them soon with a quick report on what I saw from the top.

Snowdon - The Big One
Then tomorrow I'm off on the boat for this season's main target: Snowdon in Wales, a relentless 5 mile (8km!!!) climb followed by the same amount of descent. No doubt my greatest running challenge yet.

I can't say I'm nervous, but that's mostly because I lack the imagination to fear things that are not staring me straight in the face (in other words, there'll be plenty of time for anxiety when the big lump of Welsh rock is staring down at me).

I know most of the runners going, our club president Cormac, Clonliffe runner Karen, fellow Crusaders Aoife and Shane, Connacht Champion Eoin McKenna, IMRA stalwart Turlough Conway, and iron-man landscaper Bernard Fortune all among the (un)lucky few, so a fun trip should lie in waiting.

Should I survive, I'll be posting a full description of our endevours of course.