Tuesday, April 1, 2008

When everything goes wrong and still works out

Back from Brno, where I had to battle with nausea, stomach cramps, severe diarrhea, vomiting and not being able to keep down any solid food or sports drink for the whole 6 hours of the race.

But on the positive side, I did actually win the race by almost 5 kilometres, and broke three Irish national records in the process (indoors 50K, indoors 6 hours, all surfaces 6 hours).

Unfortunately my friend and mentor Tony Mangan had less good fortune in the 48 hour race.

I'll write a full report as soon as I can summon up the energy, but for now a really massive thank you to son Paddy and wife Mireille for somehow getting me through the race (and also to Tony for his encouragement).


Thanks Lloyd. Playing the SE this Saturday?


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