It's Saturday tomorrow. Every 2nd one of those in June and July means a Marathon weekend! Well weekend! This time around it is a day trip. And again a 1st in many ways.
1st time taking the train up and down the same day for a Marathon. I'll be taking the 6.40am to Dublin tomorrow morning and getting off at Portarlington for the Marathons des Escargots http://www.marathondesescargots.com/ I am travelling mainly to figure out why they chose that name??????? The marathon starts at 9.30am and all going well I will be taking the 4.05pm back from Portarlington to Limerick Colbert Station in time for a big greasy recovery dinner! :)
1st time running 9 Marathons in 1 Calendar Year!
1st time running a race in Co. Laois!
1st time doing 4 Marathons in 6 weeks! I find it hard to fathom that it is only 6 weeks since Cork City Marathon and I have done Portumna and Waterford since.
Meanwhile I have to say a big thank you to Anne Sheridan from the Limerick Leader for this online article on their website this week: http://www.limerickleader.ie/news/local-news/limerickman-to-run-16-marathons-for-charity-1-6836873
Next Monday you can read all about the Marathon des Escargots here in a race report.
You can sponsor the 16 Marathons in 12 Months Challenge for http://www.selfhelpafrica.org/ie/ at this address: http://www.mycharity.ie/event/patrick_mercies_12marathonsin12monthsin2015
Miles with Smiles! Dare Greatly!!!!