01 June 2009


Cathal’s Mammy and myself took part in the Women’s Mini Marathon today, and we did very well. Not only did we walk the full 10 km, but we walked them in what I think is an impressive 1 hour and 52 minutes. A total of 112 minutes for 10 km, not bad considering that two months ago I found walking more than 2 km VERY taxing, and daunting, and that Cathal’s Mammy had done what we could term “very little” training for this.

The atmosphere was brilliant, and I particularly liked the hosing down by some kind people along the way and Dublin Fire Brigade – no better way to cool you down on this gorgeously hot and sunny day!

I never thought of taking a photo of the start, but here is the “end in sight” – with Cathal’s mammy’s back in the left corner – we passed the start line at 14 minutes, so you can verify the maths!

And here we are back in Cathal’s home, showing off our medals.

At the last count, my “little” walk raised over € 475, and I have been told more is on its way to me. So a Big Huge THANK YOU to anyone who sponsored me. For a first time doing it, I think I did quite well, if I may say so myself.

I’ll be back, promise!


Anonymous said...

félicitations et encore bravo pour l'avoir fait, être aller jusqu'au bout, et pour la prouesse physique.
bravo aussi pour les dons
dom and co

Lisamaree said...

Congratulations and well done to Mammy and Nan! Glad you had a good day, and hey, I think you equalled my 2007 time!

Clive said...

Brillant stuff! Well done to you and Cathal's Mammy! You both did great!

Jeffrey Goble said...

Way ta go!

South Dublin Dad said...

Most excellent well done guys

Cheri said...

Hurray...and impressive are the 2 words that come to mind! So glad you had such a beautiful day!

jazzygal said...

Well done to both of you. A big pat on the back to you both.

Hey...go collect another bottle of virtual Champers to celebrate!! xx J