DIARY: Moving into the Fells!

I took the decision to move to Wicklow some months ago and this weekend something perfect finally materialised.

A lovely cottage in a private hamlet on the side of Trooperstown Hill was available and after one viewing I was sold.

Lying in 400m of altitude with a fantastic view of the ocean, the surrounding hills of Carrick, Trooperstown and other unnamed knolls, its a hill runners dream.

I'll be moving in mid-January, and not only will this improve my training, give me a perfect calm base for recuperation but it will also be a new exciting chapter in my journey here in Ireland. 4 years ago a flatlander left his native country, never to return, and having taken in the buzz of Dublin, its time to move closer to my roots in the quiet countryside. I can't wait....