I had a good year in 2008. I won the IMRA Irish Championship, the Connaught Championship and the Queen of the Mountains. Later, I came first overall in the IMRA Navigational Challenge. With Andrew McCarthy, we retained our 24 hour Irish Rogaine Title in June. In September, together with John MacEnri, we won the Mourne … Continue reading Is it the winning that counts?
We hauled ourselves up the side of the mountain, following the pilgrims’ route all the way. Before they knew it, we had passed them out. They were praying. We were racing. It was the annual IMRA mountain race up Croagh Patrick, a place of pilgrimage on Ireland’s west coast where St. Patrick himself fasted and … Continue reading Crawling up Croagh Patrick… and Descending it like Divils