Graham has done it again! More fantastic footage from the Hill & Dale race series
I mixed it up today on the weekly long run, by modifying my ‘high peaks’ route, which links three of the highest peaks in the Mourne Mountains to include scrambling routes wherever possible. I had a lot of fun until the thunder storm 😲
36.5km, 2403m evaluation. Ronda dels Cims training is well underway!
Strava activity: https://www.strava.com/activities/997222027/
RIP Chris Cornell 🎶
Here’s some awesome drone footage from yesterday’s Slieve Donard fell race.
Slieve Donard, Binnian, Bearnagh, Commedagh.
The evenings are getting longer as we enter spring and that can mean one very good thing – mid-week outdoor climbing 🙂
On Thursday my buddy Colm and I set off for a few routes on Eagle Rocks; a nice crag on the side of Slieve Donard. An easy 50 minute hike to the base of the crag. I shot some footage on my GoPro… enjoy 🙂
It has been a good few months since I have been running in the mountains, as my training this year has all been focused on Rotterdam Marathon. Thankfully that experience is behind me, so it’s back to the hills for the rest of the year! I will now focus on building up my training to focus on some local mountains events, and my second ‘A’ race of 2015, the CCC at the UTMB.
For the first run I opted for a slooooooww recce of section 3 of the Denis Rankin Round. My legs were sore, but what more could I expect just 7 days out from Rotterdam!
Sit back and enjoy….!
It’s Christmas and there’s snow on the mountain tops. Couple that fact with a new GoPro from Santa and I figured it was about time you all joined me for a run! Enjoy 🙂
I had an opportunity to take a few days off work and spend some time in the mountains. It was also the perfect opportunity to test the newly released Ultimate Direction Fastpack 20. The backpack which I wanted for the Mourne Mountain Marathon only 2 months prior, but at that time it wasn’t available in Europe.
I watched the weather for a few weeks leading up to the expedition and it was looking good. Best to be prepared though, so I packed for the worst conditions and wished for the best. I was not let down. I also packed food for 2 nights.
It was a supremely wet and windy morning in Lisburn as I arrived at the car share location just after 7am; the forecast wasn’t looking much better for the rest of the day. We arrive in Donard Park, Newcastle, and managed to set off at 8.30am. It was still dark, and the wind was howling through the trees. There wasn’t much chance of my feet staying dry for long, especially in a pair of INOV8 Trailroc 150, which were getting their second outing.