The Le Cheile Midnight Marathon took place in Leixlip on Friday night – or, more accurately, at 00:00 on Saturday. (Peter Mooney took a great set of pictures.) It consisted of 105.5 laps of a track. In the dark. Here’s a report. Here’s a video from the night. Fair play to everyone who did it. Lunatics one and all.
In the meantime, while you’re recovering from the weekend Caroline Reid is running the 129km Wicklow Way today. 129km! She’s hoping to be the first woman to finish it. She left at 4am this morning and hopes to complete it after midnight. Here’s what she says on the Irish Mountain Running Association’s forum.
“The furthest I’ve run to date is from Marley to Drumgoff, so its hard to predict times, but I expect it will be roughly like this:
8.30am Lough Tay
After this I expect the body may start falling apart and the times will get harder to predict but I hope to finish approx 12 midnight.”