Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Cork based runner attempts to set new Malin to Mizen record

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Cork based runner attempts to set new Malin to Mizen record

Joanne Fearon who lives in Cobh, Co.Cork is currently running from Malin Head in Donegal to Mizen Head in Cork in an attempt to set a new record time for the distance. Joanne, who works in UCC in Cork, plans to run in the region of 70 miles a day and is raising funds for the Carers Association. A special website has been set up for this attempt at

The following media outlets had pieces on this event...
Irish Independent
Irish Times
RTE forward to 7:40

Joanne started the run on Friday, the 21st of May from Malin Head. She completed the first Marathon in a time of 3:52 with the 2nd one in roughly 4:21. Overall, Joanne covered roughly 75 miles on her 1st day! On the Saturday, she covered around 60 miles over a very hilly route.

Update...Sun 23rd @9pm.......Approx 40 miles today and finished just south of Athlone. Obviously the heat is a huge factor. A video clip on the Nuacht today........(fast forward to 4:30)

Update....Mon 24th @ 10pm....Approx 60 miles today and finished near Newport to the NE of Limerick City. Feet suffering from blisters but still running.

Update.....Tues 25th @ 7pm......Another piece in todays Irish Times.

Update......Wed 26th @ 8pm.......Joanne Fearon reached Mizen Head at 19:44:45 !!

The original plan has gone out the window so it's hard to say where exactly Joanne will be. A VERY rough guide might be.......

Wednesday 26th May 2010?
Liscarrol ...Kanturk ...Banteer ...Trathcoole ...Macroom ...Kealkill ...BANTRY ...Carrigboy ...Teomore ...Goleen ...MIZEN HEAD?????

As you can imagine, it must be really hard trying to run in this heat especially when they are trying to avoid the main roads which will probably mean more hills.

They are looking for runners to come out to support them along the route.......perhaps run a few miles with Joanne and be there as a witness to the event.

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