Monthly Archives: August 2012

Race 3 – The 10 Mile – Complete!

So, that’s race number 3 complete. Great day again, weather was prefect. I did my fastest 10km ever in under an hour and did the whole 10 mile (16km) in around 1:42…official times pending. Stephen, Aiden and Brian were there giving it their all and they completed it even quicker! Niall and Brian there again today too with more fast times. Thanks to everyone who was there to support us, you can see the crew in the photos! From me a special thanks to Regina who, yet again, done everything with the kids and arranging for me to only have to worry about the race. Here are some pics:

Massive Thanks To Kevin In Amphibian King Ballymount

Feeling alot of pains recently and had read that proper gait analysis was needed on my running style and form to see what way I am landing when running etc.  When the miles start to clock up this stuff matters. So just had a visit with Kevin in Amphibian King in Ballymount. Fantastic service, gave me lots of his time and was an expert in the field. They don’t do treadmill analysis but actually have you running on a track in-shop. Found out my current runners are not the best for the way I land my feet. Highly recommended service if you are running or planning on running.
Their website is

Myself and 3 mates running tomorrow….

Looking forward to tomorrow morning now….it seemed like such a daunting task to me to run 10 miles just 2 or 3 months ago…. good luck to Stephen, Aiden and Brian who are also running. I’ll post some pics here of the race afterwards…

A New Recruit Running 10 Miles This Saturday

A good mate of mine, Brian Costello, is running the 10 mile race in the Phoenix Park this Saturday morning in support of the Run For Paddy challenge. He’s been stealth training for weeks now, but only told me this morning of his participation. Excellent news!

Photos Page Created On The Website

I’ve created a photos page on the website so you can see the photos of all the races so far in the challenge in one place. You can click here or use the menu on the top right to see the page.

Only 3 Days To Go Until Race Number 3

This Saturday morning (25th August) at 10am my third race in the challenge takes place in the Phoenix Park; the 10 mile/16km event. With the exception of a few sore muscles, sore knees and other niggles that are to be expected at this stage, the training schedule is going to plan. This week (week 7) sees 42km of running and 60km of cycling.

That’s my end of the challenge, so it would be GREAT if you could help to spread the word on by even posting in your status the following: “Visit or find them on Facebook to read all about a great challenge, for a great cause in memory of a great man”.

We are getting close to €5,000 now for the Irish Cancer Society… but we need more and more people to know about to make this challenge worthwhile and to achieve it’s full potential for this great cause,

Thanks so much,


Thanks so far to the Grange Woodbine Residents

I just updated the sponsorship page with the proceeds so far from the Grange Woodbine residents which we’ve received via the community centre collection point. Thank’s to this we have just passed the €4,500 mark for the Irish Cancer Society. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Paddy Barnes Tweets RunForPaddy Hours Before His Olympic Fight

Took to Twitter again today for RunForPaddy in the hope some celebrities might help me spread the word about what this is all about. And another Paddy, Paddy Barnes, tweeted about RunForPaddy from inside the Olympic’s hours before his big fight.

Paddy Barnes Tweet

Have you been thinking?

If you’ve been thinking “I must donate to RunForPaddy soon” it would be just amazing if you could go to and do it now. 100% of funds go to the Irish Cancer Society and it’ll make such a massive difference them… and we would appreciate it so much.

Thanks a million times over,


Final Total Announced

Our final total is in. €8,421 raised for the Irish Cancer Society. Thank you so so much to every single person who donated to The Irish Cancer Society through

Thanks to everyone who supported me along the sidelines and the roads during my races. Thanks to everyone who ran some races with me. Thanks to everyone who did their own fundraising events and campaigns for Thanks to Regina for listening to my moaning of aches and pains and for being the greatest person that’s ever lived. Thanks to Ann for supporting me from the moment I ran the idea past her. And thanks to the man behind it all, my inspiration for every mile and my true friend, Paddy. We love you man.

The Big Idea

To run the following 6 races and raise money for the Irish Cancer Society in memory of Paddy Supple

  • 5 mile (8 km) race in June
  • 10 km race in July
  • 10 mile (16 km) race in August
  • Half marathon in September
  • 20 mile (32 km) in October
  • Full marathon in October

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    Some people have said that they might run (or walk) the 1st race with me and maybe even the second one too... some even said they'd do more then 2 races, but that was on a night out! You can register for the races by clicking here. Let me know if you sign up and we'll meet up on the race day.

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