Arranmore Football and Running

Photo: Arranmore 2014

A great weekend with friends.

This annual event on Arranmore island in Donegal, basically a country of it’s own has become an annual event for me since 2008. I have made lots of friends and always feel so welcome on the island. This year I finally got the chance to run a lap of the island with one of the group, Ollie Mullins, that competes at a high level in half marathons. He aims to some day represent Ireland at masters level. We were knocked out of the football in the group stages therefore we decided to delay the time in the pub and complete this 11km.amazingly scenic run of the island. I wish I had a camera with me but some day this would be an ideal place for an adventure race. Not only hilly, boggy and scenic for running but the majority of roads are tarred and the biking could be fantastic. I have attached a map of the run below and hope to get a hold of a few more photos.

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/512554542

We travelled the 176 miles home this afternoon all in agreement that this annual event will continue to happen for many a year. Thanks to Jerry and Pat early for their incredible welcome as always and see you soon again !

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