Wheelchair athlete Gerry Forde did a 100km ultra-marathon in Portumna last weekend. It was his 212th marathon. Yes. 212th. Read about it here. As the Cork Running blog explains:
Just to put the distance into perspective, 100 kms is roughly the equivalent of starting a race on Patrick’s Street in Cork City and finishing on O’Connell Street in Limerick City!
You can also read more about the race at Athenry AC’s fine website (from where the picture by Iain Shaw comes).
Also there is this report on our recent Race of the Week, The Great Race Galway – which involved the Ballybrit racecourse. Giddy-up.
Back to Portumna, and here’s Solo Run on what it was like to run 50k in the Forest Run over the weekend. Answer: hard. The posts on the lead-up are well worth reading too.
The always excellent Rubbish Marathon Runner has been trying out the “dark chocolate helps you lose weight” theory. It doesn’t.
The Beirut Taxi blogger gets a t-shirt that gives him bragging rights – and he put in, ahem, very male terms.
Let us know if you spotted, read, heard anything of interest that we should share.