Kerry 24 Hour Endurance Race

My next race will be the Kerry 24 Hour Endurance Race. This will be a big test of where I am mentally and physically after my travails in the 100k, and I’m really looking forward to it (though I wish I’d more training done!). The race was originally scheduled to take place on a running track, but has been moved to Tralee Town Park, where the Tralee parkrun takes place. This move could be interesting, and will certainly be more scenic!

The course consists of 0.75 mile laps of the park, and it starts at 12pm on Saturday, September 24th, and ends, not surprisingly, 24 hours later, at 12pm on Sunday.
If you are in the area, and aren’t up for running it, be sure to drop in and give us some encouragement.

There are 12 hour and 6 hour versions running at the same time. I’ve a feeling I’ll be very envious of those runners on the day! I believe there are still places available through Run The Kingdom for anyone interested.

My eldest son’s school, CBS The Green, which is adjacent to the park, is organising a fundraising 5k starting at 1pm on the Sunday, with registration available at the school – I’m considering entering it – surely an hours rest will be enough for a 5k……




Are You a Female Ultrarunner?

Dr. Irene Kavanagh is a member of the same running club as me, Born To Run, and she is currently studying for an MSc at the Department of Psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. As part of her studies, she is carrying out a research project, the topic of which is ‘A quantitative exploration of mental toughness and positive well being in female ultra runners.

She is looking for female ultra runners to complete an online survey – please see below:


Female ultra runners are elite endurance athletes and a very rare sporting population. Help us to understand your motivations and personal attributes, to gain further insight into women who undertake this remarkable endurance sport, by completing our quick and easy anonymous online survey.

Please click on the link below if you wish to participate. Your participation is greatly appreciated and will benefit both our understanding of sports performance and its wider application to mental health and positive well being. THANK YOU!

Anonymous Survey Link 

Run The Kingdom Endurance Track Race

Registration opens today for the Run The Kingdom Endurance Track Race.
The race has 24 hour, 12 hour, and 6 hour options.

This promises to be a really exciting race, and a huge challenge. It is happening in September at the An Riocht running track in Castleisland, and will be my first 24 Hour race. I’m really looking forward to it, and I’ll see you there if you are up for it!