Donal never seemed like an much of an athlete when he was younger, but he has been posting some really impressive results in the last 4 to 5 years.
Not alone does he do road running, but he also partakes in mountain running around Ireland, which is organised by the Irish Mountain Running Association. His results here have also been really impressive finishing on average 4th for all races in 2009 and 7th in 2008. One seasoned athlete told me many times that you’d have to be crazy to run up and down mountains! For the rest of us, it can be a challenge even to walk to the top of these mountains and back, which makes running them at top speed seem all the more impressive.
Also, the full results for the Clara Mountain Run 2009 have been added to the Millstreet.ie site.
See below for Donal’s results and some more photos:
|Apr 19||Claragh Mountain||CMN||2||32:49||100%|
|May 2||Croagh Patrick||CRP||8||55:37||114%|
|May 3||Ben Gorm||BGM||5||67:02||109%|
Note: the “%” Column is the percentage Donal’s time to the winning time.
|Apr 20||Claragh Mountain||CMN||3||32:47||107%|
|Aug 17||Galtymore (National Inter-Counties)||GWT||17||33:35||113%|
|Aug 24||Bar Na Stuaiche||BNS||3||57:52||104%|