Category Archives: Tralee

Tralee Marathon 2015 – finished!

I had struggled to get to the start line, and getting to the finish line proved to be no easier. But I still finished the 2015 Tralee Marathon in exactly 3 hours and 49 minutes. Given that I was sick … Continue reading

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Race to the marathon start line

A marathon consists of two challenges. One is getting to the finish line, and the other is getting to the start line. I’m almost at the start line of my ninth race over the classic distance, the Tralee Marathon. Race … Continue reading

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Finishing on The Mall(s)

It’s spring marathon season, and for us here in the English-speaking corner of Europe that means one race. Many runners are training hard and visualising intently for their glorious finish down The Mall. That includes me. Yes, in a few … Continue reading

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Tralee Marathon 2015 – I’m in!

My parkruns and cross country so far in 2015 were fine in themselves, but they were all part of a greater plan. I’ve entered the Tralee Marathon, taking place on 15 March. Tralee is my home town, and ever since … Continue reading

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Tralee parkrun coming up roses

For the last couple of years my home town of Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland, The World has been gripped by running fever. The Tralee Marathon, first run in 2013, has been a great success, and is now complemented by a … Continue reading

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First long run of 2014

It’s March, and there’s a grand old stretch in the evenings. My running is also getting longer like the days. This morning I had my belated first long run of the year, clocking up 12 miles. Since getting over the … Continue reading

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Tralee Marathon – running all the way home

“This is your captain speaking,” the pilot said. Expecting bad news, we all fell silent and tense. “Because of snow and ice on the runway, I’m afraid we’ll be parked at the gate for at least another thirty minutes.” This … Continue reading

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