Wicklow Round Attempt
|Jeff Fitzsimons||Jun 1, 9:55am||Not me silly!! I'm just trying to flush any potential rounders out of the heather before it gets too over grown for an attempt.|
There has to be a few of you out there, long weekend, reasonable forcast? No takers?
|Jarlath Hynes||Jun 1, 10:22am||Go on Jeff, go for it!|
(I'll meet you en route with those homemade oatbars of yours)
|Paul Tierney||Jun 1, 12:06pm||I do believe there is a band of merry men heading out tonight if I'm not mistaken....A strong corkman amongst them!!|
|Gareth Little||Jun 1, 12:09pm|
A certain injured person was due to depart at 2pm tomorrow but that is a non runner now!
|Ronan Hickey||Jun 1, 12:37pm||Ah man Gareth, that's poxy. After all your prep, Leg 2 of the Relay stung you. Really sorry to hear that...but hang in there, recover and you will definitely do it again.|
|Richard Nunan||Jun 1, 2:07pm||Since Gareth can't make it out tonight and after weeks of weather gazing there are a few of us going to do it on his behalf.|
We will be leaving the start line Saturday 2.06.2012 @ 2:00am
Kindly supported by Karen Duggan and Eoin Keith, please feel free to drop out and give us a wave.
Please recognise that this is our official post in advance on the Forum, we will provide a list of splits after our attempt.
|Jeff Fitzsimons||Jun 1, 2:08pm||No chance this year, Jarlath!|
As for those Cork boyos in the long grass, typical! And best of luck.
|Ronan Hickey||Jun 1, 2:20pm||Legends! Best of luck lads with the attempt. |
|Rachel Cinnsealach||Jun 1, 2:25pm||Gutted for you Garrett. Hope your injury heals soon. |
Good luck to "Get no sleep and Co. ". I'll be thinking of ye.
|Jeff Fitzsimons||Jun 1, 2:25pm||Our posts just crossed, Richard. Best of luck with it. |
I thought there may have been a late change of plans having not seen anything on here prior to my post. I look forward to hearing all about it.
|Gareth Little||Jun 1, 2:28pm|
Best of luck lads!!!!
|Finbar McGurren||Jun 1, 2:33pm||Karen Duggan won't be there but Karen McGurren will be there to offer support :)|
|Rachel Cinnsealach||Jun 1, 2:38pm||Ohhh!!! :-) Karen should be doing the round with ye :-)|
|Paul Nolan||Jun 1, 2:57pm||Good men. Enjoy.|
|Moire O'Sullivan||Jun 1, 3:46pm||Best of luck lads. Hope it all goes well. Richard enjoy Drumgoff ;)|
|Dermot Murphy||Jun 1, 3:56pm||All the best guys, and enjoy it!|
|warren Swords||Jun 1, 4:32pm||Best of luck|
|Brendan Lawlor||Jun 1, 4:59pm||Good luck - ground should be good and may the weather Gods be kind to you!|
|kevin scanlon||Jun 1, 6:48pm||best of luck t the 4 lads, could anybody give me a rough estimate of what time they will be at drumgoff??? i live in south wicklow and would like to cheer them on as they pass. thanks, kevin|
|Paul Nolan||Jun 1, 8:13pm||@Kevin|
Some time around 10am I'd estimate.
(9am to be safe, if they are flying along)
|Gareth Little||Jun 1, 8:14pm|
Roughly 10am Kevin
|kevin scanlon||Jun 1, 8:49pm||great, thanks lads.|
|Paul Mahon||Jun 1, 9:36pm||Good luck out there lads.|
Looking like the weather gods will be smiling on ye so go grab those UTMB qualifier points :-)
|Pol O'Murchu||Jun 2, 10:24am||Good luck guys looks fab day for it (although maybe a little warm) hope its goin well for ye. Any updates from the lads?|
|Paul Tierney||Jun 2, 12:20pm||Any updates on how the lads are doing? How's The weather looking up there|
|Paul Nolan||Jun 2, 12:29pm||I just about caught a quick word with them near the top of Mullacor at 11:20ish. 3 still going well.|
|Adrian Tucker||Jun 2, 2:56pm||went through Glendalough approx 12.10 and then Wicklow Gap 13.15 ish, just a little ahead of targets. Running very strong and looking good.|
|Richard Nunan||Jun 2, 2:58pm||Quick update : |
Started the round this morning, our main reason was the weather, we had been planning to go out since the May Bank Holiday and thus was the 1st real window with optimum dry ground and weather since the bank holiday.
I had the flu all week and we were touch and go to venture out. As an optimum window appeared we made the decision to go at 11:30am yesterday.
AT 1:55 we set off this morning, unfortunately having ran up Kippure in super dry comditions I was dry wrecthing at the top - something was wrong. The vomiting began on Gravel and continued over the next 5 peaks - No food taken on after 4 hours I was slowing and putting the other guys at risk - at Ballinagee Bridge I sat and tried to consume food with our support crew. No Joy in keeping it down so the decision was made. OUT !! Absolutely gutted !!
The guys are on Target at Drumgoff @ 10:15am - they are tired but moving at a good pace. Happier updates to follow
|Gareth Little||Jun 2, 3:15pm|
Bad luck mate and fair play for even attempting it! But as people keep telling me, the round will always be there, y ou will get it done eventually.
|Paul Tierney||Jun 2, 3:57pm||Recover well Richard, and you'll get it done soon I'm sure. Won't ever feel that tough again!|
|Kevin O'Riordan||Jun 2, 5:04pm||Hard luck, Richard. Good luck to the rest of your teammates|
|Richard Nunan||Jun 2, 6:12pm||The lads are going really well and still on Target - through Sheepbanks Bridge @ 18:00pm|
|Brendan Lawlor||Jun 2, 6:13pm||Billy, Greg and Finbarr through Sheepbank Bridge at 5.45pm, all looking strong and in very good spirits. Fingers crossed for them now for the last few peaks. Eoin, Karen and Grainne O'Connor doing a great support job for them|
|Adrian Tucker||Jun 2, 9:28pm||Through Glencree at 8.50pm, only 2 peaks to go. The weather has caved in but the lads are still moving well and in great spirits. Set for an excellent finish in great time but slightly damp.|
Well done to all for a Great Round
|Paul O' Connor||Jun 2, 9:55pm||Fantastic effort. Don't know the lads but have been checking for updates during the day - really amazes me at the effort and commitment it must take to attempt never mind complete a round.|
Looking forward to seeing a report once it's all over.
|john barry||Jun 2, 10:38pm||I just read Moire's book and I saw the amount of effort involved in researching routes and training . The Bob Graham guys have it easy ;-). Nothing but other respect for anybody that tries the rounds. Well done to all.|
|Gareth Little||Jun 2, 11:05pm|
Just watched the lads cross the finish line in just under 21 hours.
Well done lads with that fantastic result!
|aidan roe||Jun 2, 11:16pm||Super effort lads. Well done. A great effort. Watching all day for news. Hard luck Richard, you'll get another chance.mountains are going nowhere . Aidani|
|Brendan Lawlor||Jun 2, 11:21pm||Well done lads great achievement. Hard luck to Richard and Gareth and hopefully you will get your Rounds sooner than later|
|Paul Nolan||Jun 2, 11:31pm||Great job lads. Very well done.|
After Mullacor this morning I thought you were going to suffer with the heat. That must have been some amount of rain you had to fight against to see the finish line. Top effort buy you & your support.
|Pol O'Murchu||Jun 2, 11:39pm||Well done lads. Great achievement. Another 3 around the round...so up next. Sorry to hear about having to drop out Richard. There'll be another chance.|
|Caroline Reid||Jun 3, 12:16am||Fantastic lads - well done! (Richard sorry to hear things didn't go well for you, but ya can't keep a good thing down, so look forward to hearing about you giving it another lash in the future).|
|Gareth Little||Jun 3, 12:19am|
Not sure if these links will work but if they do you will see the three lads at the end.
|Moire O'Sullivan||Jun 3, 1:20am||Brilliant news lads! Well done. Great to see the list growing of those completing the Round. Now all you have to do is use your UTMB points wisely ;)|
Richard, so sorry to hear it wasn't to be, but I hear there's a trend of getting around on second attempts.
Once you've caught your breath, looking forward to reading a report of your successful Round completion.
|Greg Byrne||Jun 3, 3:30pm||Just wanted to say thanks for all the messages and encouragement. |
Such an epic journey can be so easily be derailed by the smallest of problems, as Richard and Adrian know best. It is testament to the preparations led by Richard and Adrian, and to the marvelous support crew on the day, Karen and Eoin, that we got over the line.
And thanks to Eoin for the bottle of bubbly on the finish line, an apt celebration even if the weather gods weren't as thoughtful at the time.
|Finbar McGurren||Jun 3, 5:04pm||Just to echo what Greg has said, the amount of work on the part of Richard and Adrian put in to making the attempt possible was phenomenal. |
A big thank you to Karen and Eoin for their support and encouragement on the day. We really couldn't have asked for a better support team. Thanks to everyone who came out to support us on the day also. It meant alot.
Finally thanks to Greg, Billy and Richard. I really enjoyed our day in the hills.
|Jeff Fitzsimons||Jun 3, 9:44pm||I am delighted for ye, lads. Richard, you will be back, I think we are all sure of that.|
|Paul Tierney||Jun 3, 10:05pm||Great running lads, well done!! Can't wait to read the reports|
Enjoy Basking in the glory of a job well done!! Well done to the support crew too, not an easy job!!
|patrick barry||Jun 3, 11:13pm||With all of this expectations for "The Report" that will turn out to be a bigger challenge than the event itself:)|
I will echo all the congrats - well done.
|Paul Mahon||Jun 5, 9:42am||Well done Billy, Finbar and Greg and bad luck w the illness at an critical time Richard but when the weather window and dry ground you have to go for it so fair play for trying. |
No doubt you will have another attempt along with Gareth and no doubt a few others reportedly lurking in the heather currently :-)!
|Kevin O'Riordan||Jun 5, 9:48am||Well done lads. Have updated the Wicklow round webpage to include a record of the attempt and a breakdown of the lads' split times : http://www.imra.ie/wicklowround|
|Billy Reed||Jun 5, 3:50pm||I had been trying to plan the round mainly from maps and now realise the huge effort Richard, Adrian, Greg and Finbar put in testing out routes over the previous weeks. Richard was watching the weather like a hawk for a good while before a short window appeared. So a huge thanks lads for letting me join in. Gutted that Richard was ill before the start.|
Eoin and Karen were superb in looking after us and keeping the spirits up when we were getting tired and the bubbly at the end was a magic touch.. Much appreciated.
The other thing that struck me were the IMRA members who came out to wish us luck along the way..
It was a very memorable day for me with some really great company. Thanks again for the generosity and I hope to repay the favours soon.
|pat barry||Jun 15, 2:25pm||Has there been any writeup on the successful attempts|
|Gareth Little||Jun 15, 10:37pm|
I was actually just logging in now to post the same question Pat!
|Finbar McGurren||Jun 21, 12:59pm||I've posted a report to http://getnosleep-ar.com/archives/602|
About time I know!