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Wicklow Round Radio Documentary

CiarĂ¡n RyanMar 16 2020, 11:51amAdmins - I hope it is ok to post this here. If not, please remove.

Hi all,
I've been planning the production of a radio documentary on the Wicklow Round over the past year or so, and have been in contact with a number of people about participating, from those who were involved in establishing the Round to those who have attempted and/or completed it to record holders. I've managed to get some interviews recorded, while the rest will be put on hold until the current Covid-19 crisis dissipates (whenever that may be), as it would be irresponsible of me to put participants at risk.

This may not be an opportune time, as I'm sure everyone here has a degree of uncertainty as to what their running calendars are going to be like for the rest of the year, but another part of the documentary would be to record the experiences of runners attempting the Wicklow Round in Spring/Summer 2020. The way things are going at the moment, this may very well not be the case... it could end up being a winter round attempt, or even pushing into 2021. Why I am posting now is that I am asking if anyone considering/planning a round attempt would be willing to participate in this documentary, whenever that might be.

Ideally, I am looking for a female and male runner. I don't expect anyone to reveal here their plans, but please feel free to email me at if you'd like to talk to me more about. I will treat any contact confidentially! I can give any general clarifications here.

Hope all the above makes sense, and thank you very much to all IMRA members that I have contacted so far who have been very accommodating with their time and expertise to date.