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Wicklow Round - June 6 -1:00pm

Stephen BrennanMay 18 2021, 3:13pmWell after ten years of thinking about it and two years of working on it, I'm finally ready to attempt the Wicklow Round.

I'm planning a lunchtime start on Sunday June 6.

Whatever the outcome on the day, I have to say that the last two years of preparation have been wonderful.
Graham K. BusheMay 18 2021, 3:17pmThat is Great Stephen. I wish you the very best of luck with it. I hope everything goes well and the weather is good for you.
Brendan LawlorMay 18 2021, 3:30pmBest of luck Stephen.. fingers crossed for the weather and you certainly have the prep work done.

G'wan the Boys of Wexford!!
Gordon PlaceMay 18 2021, 3:33pmBest of Luck Stephen!
Miriam MaherMay 18 2021, 3:44pmAll the best Stephen! Some craic with the dot watching over that weekend! Hope the weather gods play ball, you have the prep done for sure.
Joseph BoyleMay 18 2021, 4:13pmBest of Luck Stephen.
Laura FlynnMay 18 2021, 4:40pmBest of luck Stephen.
It’s all about the journey.
Enjoy the final stage.
Brendan NevilleMay 18 2021, 5:38pmGood lad Stephen - all the best on the day.
Avril ChallonerMay 18 2021, 6:27pmBest of luck Stephen! Enjoy the adventure :)
Raymond CumminsMay 18 2021, 8:34pmGood Luck Stephen!!!!! I am sure you will smash it. :-)
John CostiganMay 18 2021, 9:19pmBest of luck Stephen! I hope the weather is agreeable! I'll be dot-watching for avfew tips ;-)
Brian KitsonMay 18 2021, 9:46pmRun like the wind!
John McCannMay 18 2021, 11:52pmGreat stuff Stephen. Looking forward to following your progress on D Day. All the best and fingers crossed the weather Gods play ball
Paddy O'LearyMay 19 2021, 5:46amAh great stuff, Stephen. Delighted you're going for it!
Derek O'BrienMay 19 2021, 11:24amBest of luck Stephen
Michael DowlingMay 19 2021, 2:50pmThe very best of luck Stephen,
I will be sure to look out for you
Paul MahonMay 19 2021, 3:43pmGood luck wiht all Stephen - Great that all that long-term thinking and preparation has brought you to the start-line in fine fettle:-)
Fabio BaltieriMay 19 2021, 5:03pmSo cool!! Best of luck, have fun out there!!
Paolo GirolamiMay 19 2021, 5:53pmBest of luck Stephen, have a blast!
Thomas RocheMay 19 2021, 7:44pmGood luck Stephen, hope all goes well
Jeff FitzsimonsMay 19 2021, 10:24pmBest of luck!
Dave DochertyMay 19 2021, 10:27pmBest of luck Stephen. Hope the weather gods are kind to you. Looking forward the dot watching.
Jp ByrneMay 20 2021, 9:50amBest of luck Stephen, I’ll b dot watching and cheering u on, hopefully da weather picks up soon. Very best off luck.
Brendan LawlorMay 20 2021, 10:07amA Runner from Wexford, quiet sound,
Said ' I fancy a go at the Round,
I've thought long enough,
And I know twil be tough,
But my mojo I've surely now found'
daniela lubiscakovaMay 20 2021, 10:12amThe longer you train, the more exciting it must be! Wish you the very best of luck Stephen. Have loads of fun!
Stephen BrennanMay 20 2021, 12:27pmI love it Brendan.

Thanks everyone for the good wishes.

It's a waiting game now....
Peter BellMay 20 2021, 8:14pmGood luck Stephen!
Philip SmithMay 22 2021, 8:38pmThe very best of luck Stephen!
James HigginsMay 24 2021, 11:33amGood Stuff Stephen,

Best of Luck!
Andre Van BarneveldMay 24 2021, 11:49pmThe very best of luck, great prep done, hope the weather is kind
Gavin ByrneMay 25 2021, 11:15amSuper stuff Stephen! Big build up to this, no bother to ya!
John CleaverMay 25 2021, 7:00pmBest of luck stephen hope it all goes great for ya!!!
Niamh O'CeallaighMay 26 2021, 1:14pmBest of luck Stephen. Hope everything goes smoothly. Might see you along the way.
James H CahillMay 27 2021, 8:16pmBest of luck Stephen. Enjoy it. Have a great run
Linda O'ConnorJun 2 2021, 8:27amBest of luck Stephen, hope it all goes well.
John J BarryJun 2 2021, 3:10pmBest of luck Stephen, and I'll see you Sunday night along the way..
Lillian DeeganJun 4 2021, 8:53amFair play Stephen. Delighted to see it's happening. Wishing you all the very very best of everything. KHL ;)
Alice ClancyJun 5 2021, 1:28pmBest of luck Stephen!! Hope you have a lovely round this weekend!
Juju JayJun 5 2021, 4:07pmGood luck dude! Hope you purely enjoy the hills of wicklow! Will try catch you out there somewhere!

Mick HanneyJun 7 2021, 8:11pmCongrats Stephen. Great achievement. You certainly put the work in to make this happen.
Kudos to your crew.
Rachel CinnsealachJun 7 2021, 8:48pmWell done Stephen, I'm thrilled for you.
Lillian DeeganJun 7 2021, 9:18pmA valiant attempt Stephen - fair play. Hugely proud of the grit and determination shown to close ‘er out. Well done you! Hope the bod ain’t totally shot. Recover well ;)
Peter BellJun 7 2021, 10:22pmWell done Stephen! Enjoy the recovery.
Graham K. BusheJun 7 2021, 10:40pmWell done Stephen. I'm delighted for you. You put a lot of work into it.
Enjoy your recovery, it has been well earned!
John MollohanJun 7 2021, 11:05pmWell done Stephen. Heroic stuff. Congratulations
Robert CostelloJun 7 2021, 11:39pmGreat to see you grind that one out Stephen. An inspiration. Enjoy the rest.
Miriam MaherJun 8 2021, 7:17amFantastic going Stephen, sheer determination all the way - well done and enjoy the rest!
John J BarryJun 8 2021, 10:52amWell done Stephen, huge mental strength to get through the second day.
Fabulous achievement and a brilliant roll model for the older generation to give the round a go. Loved the attitude you showed.
Conor KeaneJun 8 2021, 3:57pmSerious bit of stuff, delighted to see you get back! Getting back to repay you seeing us off kept us going in the last hour!
Stephen BrennanJun 9 2021, 4:49pmI'll do a proper report on this in a few days but in the meantime I want thank everyone who helped and supported me in taking on the Round over the years, on the course and online.

The attempt on the day capped off two years of preparation that was pure fun.

I went out fast in the hope of a sub 24 finish but with cramping starting from 4 hours in, I realised quite soon that it wasn't going to happen so I focused instead on completing the course. The day itself was pure magic.

More to come....