|Graham K. Bushe||Jun 16 2020, 4:02pm||Hi all, please accept this as my formal announcement that I will be attempting the Wicklow Round.|
I intend to start at 2am Saturday 20th June.
Thanks to the committee, and also to my support crew who have all been summoned at short notice.
I will post a link to the tracker in due course.
|Sarah Brady||Jun 16 2020, 4:24pm||That's super Graham, I'm sure you'll do a smashing job of it! Best of luck. :)|
|Jeff Swords||Jun 16 2020, 4:39pm||Best of luck Graham!|
|Greg CLARKE||Jun 16 2020, 5:20pm||Fantastic Graham, All the very best! Hope the weather comes out alright! Good luck!|
|Gareth Little||Jun 16 2020, 5:41pm||Best of luck, Graham. No doubt you will go out and smash it!|
|Mick Hanney||Jun 16 2020, 6:28pm||Good man Graham. Best wishes.|
|Thomas Roche||Jun 16 2020, 7:03pm||Best of luck Graham, I hope all goes well|
|Conor O'Farrell||Jun 16 2020, 7:30pm||Good luck Graham!|
|John Condon||Jun 16 2020, 9:32pm||Best of luck Graham.|
|Kevin O'Riordan||Jun 16 2020, 11:05pm||Woohoo, Wicklow Round excitement! Been too long :)|
|Robert Carney||Jun 17 2020, 8:25am||Will be watchin that dot, the very best of luck.|
|Brendan Lawlor||Jun 17 2020, 8:43am||Best of luck Graham.. you might get a wee bit wet !|
|Avril Challoner||Jun 17 2020, 9:20am||Happy legs and best of luck Graham. Hope it all goes as planned!|
|Andrew Hanney||Jun 17 2020, 10:06am||Good man Graham, best of luck with it!|
|John McCann||Jun 17 2020, 10:44am||Wishing you the best of Luck Graham!|
|Alicia Christofi-Walshe||Jun 17 2020, 10:54am||Best of luck Graham, hope all goes to plan :)|
|Rachel Cinnsealach||Jun 17 2020, 11:39am||Nice one Graham, Enjoy the journey!|
|Peter Bell||Jun 17 2020, 12:31pm||Good luck Graham! I think you should throw in the sugar loaf too, just for the craic.|
|Mark Byrne||Jun 17 2020, 1:00pm||Best of luck Graham. Hope it goes well for you.|
|Brian Fennessy||Jun 17 2020, 2:53pm||Best of luck Graham enjoy|
|Alistair Hodgett||Jun 17 2020, 5:08pm||Good luck and enjoy!|
|Elizabeth Wheeler||Jun 17 2020, 6:26pm||Best of Luck Graham!! Are you bringing the dogs?|
|Grace Egan||Jun 17 2020, 6:41pm||Very best of luck to you Graham.|
|Laura Flynn||Jun 17 2020, 6:46pm||Best of luck to you Graham and enjoy.|
|Karen Devenney||Jun 17 2020, 6:59pm||Best of luck Graham!!|
|Gavin Byrne||Jun 17 2020, 7:07pm||Good luck Graham.. might see you out there|
|Stephen Brennan||Jun 17 2020, 8:15pm||Good man yourself. All the best!|
|Brendan Neville||Jun 18 2020, 8:35am||Fair play Graham - best of luck out there!|
|Barry Murray||Jun 18 2020, 11:49am||out and back ??|
Enjoy Graham... you'll do it justice for sure.
|Barry Breslin||Jun 18 2020, 1:29pm||Brilliant Graham. Best of luck.|
|Paul Burchmore||Jun 18 2020, 1:50pm||Best of luck to you both.|
Thanks Richard for the link to the tracking, that’s my weekend viewing sorted!
|Philip O'Connell||Jun 18 2020, 3:52pm||Best of luck lads!!|
|Christopher Dunne||Jun 19 2020, 10:54am||Best of luck Graham, Hope you have a great run..|
|Lillian Deegan||Jun 19 2020, 11:49am||Ever so happy to see the formal announcements pop up. Wishing you and Greg all the very best of everything - it's gonna be great! Roll on gun times.|
|Graham K. Bushe||Jun 19 2020, 2:09pm||Hi All,|
thank you so much for all the well wishes and comments.
I thought it was Wednesday when I posted… it’s been a long wait, but the time is speeding up a bit now!
I do hope to see Sugarloaf again, just not as part of the Round - but that depends on the visibility :] …
As for poor Ben and Max, they will be missing out on this one, having done all the hard work on our reccies – a dog’s life!
All the best,
|Jeff Fitzsimons||Jun 20 2020, 10:14am||Very best of luck, Graham. Delighted to see round season is not lost.|
|Graham K. Bushe||Jun 22 2020, 10:39am||A huge thanks to all who came out to support and cheer me on during my Wicklow Round attempt, yet again showing the fantastic group of people our IMRA family is. I couldn’t get over the amount of support I was getting. In fact, the worse the weather got, the more people that were out to encourage me along.|
What started out as a super clear and calm night ended at the other end of the scale. It turned out to be a test of character and determination and became a right old battle against the elements. I will write my race report in due course, but for now just a quick mention of those fantastic people who got me ‘Round.
George Coffey, Brian Kitson, Caoimhín Mac Maoláin, Aidan Blake, Lillian Deegan, Brendan Lawlor, Ross Thompson, John Murray and Luke Raferty, many of whom brought family and friends with them. I know I have I missed naming a number of people. By the time I got to Cloon Woods, it was like the start of an IMRA race, and I was a wee bit distracted. And sorry for keeping you all hanging around waiting for me in that awful weather. I could probably have got better weather on a winter’s night! But that’s Wicklow for ya!
Thanks also to everyone who posted on the Forum and all the other social media platforms both before and afterwards.
See you all soon hopefully, graham