Monday, December 24

Clon mini-marathon and the safari trike

Got my first old man prize last week in the clonakilty 6mile race
2nd M40 with 39.22. happy enough with 6.33 average.last mile was my fastest so
room for improvement.

Some pics of junior (Oranie Robert) at 9 months to follow..

Thursday, August 2

Racing Again

Our annual local race the Shannonvale 10k was on last Friday July 2oth so I was at the start line for my first race of 2012. I have been running 3/4 times a week for the last few months but mileage is low - 20 miles a week maybe. It seems like ages ago when I was spinning out long runs of 13 miles +. Hopefully I will get back near that level again but for now it's good to keep what fitness I have and enjoy my 3 or 4 weekly runs. (Most of these are at work during lunchtime around blackrock/mahon) Anyways ..the Race. I was mentally ready for a tough day at the office and it was tough going but it was great to be racing again. My goal was 40 to 41 mins and I went through the first km in 3.50, still on target pace for km2 but km 3 and 4 were slower. I settled into a pace of around 6.30 and was running alongside a Clonakilty Road Runner Guy as we were doing similar pace. 5k mark was reached in 20.40 and I realised I has a lot of work ahead of me. We gained on a few who went off a bit quick and kept the tempo going reeling in 3 more runners with 2 k left. Last km is downhill so I kicked on a bit and passed 2 more. last guy I passed with only 100yards left.. My last 2 km were at sub 4min/km pace so that was pleasing.. gotta work harder mid-race and I'll be better. Finished in 41.05 -P15- happy enough and should improve a bit if I can get another race in soon enough.

Wednesday, April 11

Fantastic News

2 weeks ago my local football team (Lyre Rovers) managed to win promotion
to Div 1 of West Cork League following a play-off v Rosscarbery.
1-1 after extra time it went to penalties and I was lucky enough to slot home the winning pen and secure victory and promotion for our up and coming football club. Great Day and great end to the season.

But..the Fantastic News came a week later at 10.47pm on Tues 27th March when Mum gave birth to Oran Robert O Sullivan.
Bit of a marathon session in the labour ward but Oran and Mum
did fantastic and the lad weighed in at a healthy 8lb 15oz.

Last few weeks have been a bit of a blur, a few 3 mile morning runs while Oran is feeding never felt so good..