Weekly Roundup: 2020-08-18

Weekly Roundup: 2020-08-18

We had TWO events this week, read all about it over the jump!

Just like that, another week is over. As we continue on this upside down 2020 year, I am sure you will all appreciate us calling this week’s roundup jammed packed. With more of us racing than we’ve seen lately. More on that in a moment, but do you remember pubs? Well, I remember the worst pub I’ve ever been in was called ‘The Fiddle’ – it was a vile inn. Let’s take a look:

Seven Sisters Skyline
Tell me, who here enjoys Donegal? Now, who would want to ran at around 7am there on a weekend morning? Less hands that time – and who would like to run a 50km run with over 4,000m of vertical accent? Just the one hand left there I see. With murky conditions to start, but quickly warming with the rising sun, let’s take a look at how our solo Dub got on with gruelling challenge:

DNFPaul McFlynn08:49:42---

Big kudos on that run Paul – Muckish got the better of you, this time. You’ll all be glad to know and hear that Paul is undeterred and plans to return next year for more. It is worth noting that we had a Friend of the Dubs running too, Bernadette “Pocket Rocket” O’Kane managed to run the entire course in 10 hours 33 minutes and 14 seconds – absolutely acing it. Of course, Paul gave us a photo:

Carlingford Triathlon
In a welcome change to recent roundups, we have a second event to cover this week! First up a swim of two 750 meter laps in the open sea. Followed by a one-lap 36km cycle – basically to Omeath and back. Finally an all flat 10k run consisting of two 5km loops towards Greenore. You guessed it – the usual suspects where there:

18Peter Morrison00:31:2100:59:3700:43:1002:16:22
83Anna Mcardle00:39:2501:11:5100:45:1502:40:11
89Kate Moffett00:44:0801:11:4100:44:5002:43:58
114Brian Grimes00:49:0501:13:3800:47:5302:54:37

A job well done there from our Dub squad who made the trek across the border. Conditions may have worsened a little bit on Sunday, but there was still a lot of heat to be doing the three activities in – we’re tired just reading about you all. Fantastic showing from our Dubs – wise to race now as who knows when the next chance might be?! A special mention to Friend of the Dubs and quizzer Paul McNamee who posted a very respectable time of 2 hours 48 minutes and 30 seconds. Of course, he couldn’t resist jumping into the group photo either:

Anyone got anything for RSI – I’m not used to writing this much anymore! Thanks to everyone for their help in putting this together, and a special thank you to Mark and Andy Wells for there cracking photography along our summer routes. I bought a new shrub trimmer over the weekend and showed it to my mate. “That’s great…” he said to me – I said “Thanks – it’s cutting hedge technology!”

Live long and prosper.

Disclaimer: Every effort was taken to ensure the results above are correct (wrecked this week after all that!). If you’d like to make a complaint, then you’ll automatically volunteer yourself for writing duties next week 🙂