Wicklow Round - June 6 -1:00pm
|Stephen Brennan||May 18 2021, 3:13pm||Well 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. Bushe||May 18 2021, 3:17pm||That 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 Lawlor||May 18 2021, 3:30pm||Best of luck Stephen.. fingers crossed for the weather and you certainly have the prep work done.|
G'wan the Boys of Wexford!!
|Gordon Place||May 18 2021, 3:33pm||Best of Luck Stephen!|
|Miriam Maher||May 18 2021, 3:44pm||All 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 Boyle||May 18 2021, 4:13pm||Best of Luck Stephen.|
|Laura Flynn||May 18 2021, 4:40pm||Best of luck Stephen. |
It’s all about the journey.
Enjoy the final stage.
|Brendan Neville||May 18 2021, 5:38pm||Good lad Stephen - all the best on the day.|
|Avril Challoner||May 18 2021, 6:27pm||Best of luck Stephen! Enjoy the adventure :)|
|Raymond Cummins||May 18 2021, 8:34pm||Good Luck Stephen!!!!! I am sure you will smash it. :-)|
|John Costigan||May 18 2021, 9:19pm||Best of luck Stephen! I hope the weather is agreeable! I'll be dot-watching for avfew tips ;-)|
|Brian Kitson||May 18 2021, 9:46pm||Run like the wind!|
|John McCann||May 18 2021, 11:52pm||Great stuff Stephen. Looking forward to following your progress on D Day. All the best and fingers crossed the weather Gods play ball|
|Paddy O'Leary||May 19 2021, 5:46am||Ah great stuff, Stephen. Delighted you're going for it!|
|Derek O'Brien||May 19 2021, 11:24am||Best of luck Stephen|
|Michael Dowling||May 19 2021, 2:50pm||The very best of luck Stephen, |
I will be sure to look out for you
|Paul Mahon||May 19 2021, 3:43pm||Good luck wiht all Stephen - Great that all that long-term thinking and preparation has brought you to the start-line in fine fettle:-)|
|Fabio Baltieri||May 19 2021, 5:03pm||So cool!! Best of luck, have fun out there!!|
|Paolo Girolami||May 19 2021, 5:53pm||Best of luck Stephen, have a blast!|
|Thomas Roche||May 19 2021, 7:44pm||Good luck Stephen, hope all goes well|
|Jeff Fitzsimons||May 19 2021, 10:24pm||Best of luck!|
|Dave Docherty||May 19 2021, 10:27pm||Best of luck Stephen. Hope the weather gods are kind to you. Looking forward the dot watching.|
|Jp Byrne||May 20 2021, 9:50am||Best of luck Stephen, I’ll b dot watching and cheering u on, hopefully da weather picks up soon. Very best off luck.|
|Brendan Lawlor||May 20 2021, 10:07am||A 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 lubiscakova||May 20 2021, 10:12am||The longer you train, the more exciting it must be! Wish you the very best of luck Stephen. Have loads of fun!|
|Stephen Brennan||May 20 2021, 12:27pm||I love it Brendan.|
Thanks everyone for the good wishes.
It's a waiting game now....
|Peter Bell||May 20 2021, 8:14pm||Good luck Stephen!|
|Philip Smith||May 22 2021, 8:38pm||The very best of luck Stephen!|
|James Higgins||May 24 2021, 11:33am||Good Stuff Stephen,|
Best of Luck!
|Andre Van Barneveld||May 24 2021, 11:49pm||The very best of luck, great prep done, hope the weather is kind|
|Gavin Byrne||May 25 2021, 11:15am||Super stuff Stephen! Big build up to this, no bother to ya!|
|John Cleaver||May 25 2021, 7:00pm||Best of luck stephen hope it all goes great for ya!!!|
|Niamh O'Ceallaigh||May 26 2021, 1:14pm||Best of luck Stephen. Hope everything goes smoothly. Might see you along the way.|
|James H Cahill||May 27 2021, 8:16pm||Best of luck Stephen. Enjoy it. Have a great run|
|Linda O'Connor||Jun 2 2021, 8:27am||Best of luck Stephen, hope it all goes well.|
|John J Barry||Jun 2 2021, 3:10pm||Best of luck Stephen, and I'll see you Sunday night along the way..|
|Lillian Deegan||Jun 4 2021, 8:53am||Fair play Stephen. Delighted to see it's happening. Wishing you all the very very best of everything. KHL ;)|
|Alice Clancy||Jun 5 2021, 1:28pm||Best of luck Stephen!! Hope you have a lovely round this weekend!|
|Juju Jay||Jun 5 2021, 4:07pm||Good luck dude! Hope you purely enjoy the hills of wicklow! Will try catch you out there somewhere! |
|Mick Hanney||Jun 7 2021, 8:11pm||Congrats Stephen. Great achievement. You certainly put the work in to make this happen. |
Kudos to your crew.
|Rachel Cinnsealach||Jun 7 2021, 8:48pm||Well done Stephen, I'm thrilled for you.|
|Lillian Deegan||Jun 7 2021, 9:18pm||A 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 Bell||Jun 7 2021, 10:22pm||Well done Stephen! Enjoy the recovery.|
|Graham K. Bushe||Jun 7 2021, 10:40pm||Well done Stephen. I'm delighted for you. You put a lot of work into it.|
Enjoy your recovery, it has been well earned!
|John Mollohan||Jun 7 2021, 11:05pm||Well done Stephen. Heroic stuff. Congratulations|
|Robert Costello||Jun 7 2021, 11:39pm||Great to see you grind that one out Stephen. An inspiration. Enjoy the rest.|
|Miriam Maher||Jun 8 2021, 7:17am||Fantastic going Stephen, sheer determination all the way - well done and enjoy the rest!|
|John J Barry||Jun 8 2021, 10:52am||Well 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 Keane||Jun 8 2021, 3:57pm||Serious 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 Brennan||Jun 9 2021, 4:49pm||I'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....