Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Alex O'Shea from Cork to run from Malin to Mizen in record attempt...Starts Sun 6th Sept 2015

Saturday, September 05, 2015

Alex O'Shea from Cork to run from Malin to Mizen in record attempt...Starts Sun 6th Sept 2015

On Sunday morning at 6am, Alex O'Shea from Cork will set out from Malin Head in Donegal in an attempt to run the length of Ireland in a new record time. The current record is held by Mimi Andrerson from the UK whom did it in 3 days 15 hours 36 mins back in 2012.

To break the record, Alex must reach Mizen Head in West Cork before 9:36pm on Wednesday 9th of Sept.

Alex is in great shape at the moment and has been training for months in preparation for this. Back in June, he ran the Cork City Marathon in 2h 36m and also won a 100km Ultra race in Kerry over the Summer.

Alex at the start line. Photo : Doug Minihane

These are some of the locations that Alex will be passing through…
Malin Head…Sun 6th Sept...6am start
Carndonagh...Sun 6th Sept...7:53am
Muff...Sun 6th Sept...10:03am
Derry...Sun 6th Sept...11:09am
Strabane...Sun 6th Sept...1:22pm
Victoria Bridge...Sun 6th Sept...2:43pm
Enniskillen...Sun 6th Sept...10:07pm
 / Swanlinbar / Drumlish / Longford / Borrisokane / Nenagh / Kilmallock / Charleville / Liscarroll / Millstreet / Ballymakerry / Kealkill / Bantry / Durrus / Goleen / Mizen Head

Alex is also raising funds for the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind

Donations can be made via text costing €4 per text Please text WOOF to 50300

You can also donate online here…

Alex has a Facebook page for the run here....

and a website here...

Weather Forecast....Conditions look as if they'll be pretty ideal for the attempt. The prevailing winds over Ireland are south-westerly so there is always a strong chance of a headwind for 350 or so miles on the way from Malin to Mizen.

For the next few days, there is a high pressure system over the country so winds will be light, there shouldn't be much in the way of rain. Considering that Alex will be inland for most of the attempt, any coastal winds won't be an issue. Not sure if it could get any better....other than a gale force north easterly winds for 3 days solid! :o)

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