Sunday, April 10, 2016
Blindfolded Guide Runner Denis Kelleher from Cork completes Connemara marathon in 4h 14m
Last Monday, I had a post up about Denis Kelleher from Midleton who was about to attempt the Connemara Marathon blindfolded. Denis normally acts as a guide for visually impaired runner Sinead Kane for races around Cork and wanted to understand for himself what it felt like to run without any vision.
Guided by Leevale team mate Tim Twomey in his appropriately attired Spiderman outfit, the duo managed a time of 4h and 14m. When you consider that Sinead ran 3:43:25 in Dublin in October 2015 with Denis as her guide, then it kind of puts that performance into perspective.
2590 Full Marathon Denis Kelleher M50 4:14:50
2747 Full Marathon Timothy Twomey M35 4:14:53
As an aside, Denis also finished 13th out of 40 in the M50 category.