Marathon Complete – But not exactly as planned :o)

Yesterday, I ran the Dublin City Marathon….the challenge that I set myself back in April is complete and the promise I made to Paddy fulfilled. And with it close to €6,500 raised for the Irish Cancer Society in his memory… with some more sponsor cards to be sent back still.

Unfortunately I was around an hour outside what I’d planned to run it in. I picked up a stomach bug that’s effected everyone in my house last week… on Sunday night. The timing could not have been worse. I had to make a good few unscheduled breaks in the race, which killed any hope of the time I had trained for. I was in, eh, a great deal of discomfort for the duration to say the least!

But to be very honest, only for this challenge and for all the money raised  by generosity of people I would have stayed in bed yesterday morning. Only for the belief of family and friends I would not even have attempted it. I was feeling awful. But I put mind-over-matter I completed the 26.2 miles that I’d promised I would. Medal to prove it!

Here are a few pics from the day:

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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