Glendalough 'Lap of the Gap' Marathon, Reviewed 18 April, 2019
A fantastic marathon. I ran this in 2018 and it was very well organised, and ran without a hitch. The route is challenging; I am sure it is the marathon with the most climbing in Ireland. What goes up...
25 May, 2018
My record of the event gives 692 metres of elevation. The first half is mostly climbing, tot he Sally Gap. The second half brings you back down again, but there are two tough climbs in there too.
Medieval Marathon, Reviewed 22 December, 2018
The organisation was super at start and finish. And the course was relatively flat but slightly boring. The finish is spectacular as if winds its way through the medieval city and finishes under the b...
14 September, 2018
Long winding route out if the city onto back roads. Plenty of locals on hand with goodies. Oh and the route did visit a whiskey distillery (oddly)... Nope I did not partake mostly because I was in my own world of hurt to notice 😂
Connemara International Marathon, Reviewed 03 January, 2018
Well organized, stunning scenery and great support along the way. Oh and Galway is a great place to unwind afterwards and maybe even have a Guinness or two to help with your recovery.
11 April, 2015
A tough road ultra with the last 13 miles very hilly. You will hit a climb known as "The hell of the west" around mile 35. The name is apt with a tough 2 mile uphill slog. Local people line the hill cheering you on and giving you that little extra motivation when it's needed. The good part is when you summit you can almost see the finish line 2 miles distant, and it's all downhill. The scenery is magnificent for the full 39.3 miles and it's worth taking on the ultra distance to experience this alone. Be aware and come prepared, in Connemara you can get all four Irish seasons in one race...Sun, wind, rain and one time we even had snow. Magic! Put it on your bucket list, you won't regret it. I've completed it 6 times, 3 full and 3 ultra and I'll be back for more.