Wicklow Round - 7th June 2:30am
|Ivana Kolaric||Jun 6 2021, 11:35am||Hi all,|
I left unfinished business last year in the Wicklow mountains and with all the excitement of dot watching at present I've decided to go again and try get it done this time round!
Starting at 2:30am tonight...(Monday morning)
|Linda O'Connor||Jun 6 2021, 1:00pm||Great stuff Ivana, wishing you the very best of luck.|
|Graham K. Bushe||Jun 6 2021, 1:44pm||Great stuff Ivana. Wishing you the best of luck.|
|Alice Clancy||Jun 6 2021, 2:13pm||Good stuff Ivana!! You can do it!! Hope you have a lovely round!|
|Robert Costello||Jun 6 2021, 2:20pm||Best of luck Ivana|
|Richard Nunan||Jun 6 2021, 2:49pm||Delighted to see you going out again, very best of Luck Ivana ! Wishing you success !|
|Thomas Roche||Jun 6 2021, 3:20pm||I'll have a front row seat for this one. Good luck Ivana|
|Peter Bell||Jun 6 2021, 5:49pm||Best of luck with it Ivana, looking forward to following your progress. Enjoy it!|
|Brian Kitson||Jun 6 2021, 6:01pm||Class.|
|Miriam Maher||Jun 6 2021, 6:08pm||Brilliant. Best of luck Ivana - will be dot watching and willing you on all the way!|
|Laura Flynn||Jun 6 2021, 6:44pm||Fair play Ivana giving it another go. |
Best of luck to you!!!
|Ciaran Croke||Jun 6 2021, 7:13pm||Good luck Ivana!|
|Lillian Deegan||Jun 6 2021, 10:38pm||Good woman Ivana. Happy out seeing your post pop up. More power to yeah! Wishing you all the best.|
|Jp Byrne||Jun 7 2021, 8:51am||Da very best of luck lvana iv no doubt u will smash it this time. Enjoy.|
|Robert Costello||Jun 7 2021, 11:56pm||Wow. What a Round. Congratulations Ivana.|
|Conor Nolan||Jun 7 2021, 11:57pm||Just Wow! That was some response after last year's disappointment. Congrats on your Round.|
|Lillian Deegan||Jun 8 2021, 12:05am||Whoop whoop Ivana you little beauty. 2nd times a charm ;)|
|Rachel Cinnsealach||Jun 8 2021, 6:48am||Well done Ivana, Delighted for you.|
|Barry Breslin||Jun 8 2021, 7:12am||Brilliant run and great fun watching. Congrats Ivana|
|Miriam Maher||Jun 8 2021, 7:16am||Amazing record setting achievement Ivana, was glued to the tracker last night. Well done!!!|
|Peter Bell||Jun 8 2021, 7:40am||Well done Ivana! Brilliant.|
|Laura Flynn||Jun 8 2021, 7:53am||Great news to wake up to. Congratulations to you Ivana.|
|John Costigan||Jun 8 2021, 8:05am||Well done Ivana!|
|Robert Carney||Jun 8 2021, 8:41am||Well Done Ivana.|
Fair play, enjoy the rest.
|Joseph Boyle||Jun 8 2021, 9:04am||Brilliant stuff Ivana, it was really interesting watching the dots yesterday, congrats on the record and enjoy your rest.|
|Brendan Lawlor||Jun 8 2021, 9:41am||Great extended weekend of Wicklow Round activity, topped off with a new Womens record.. well done Ivana !|
And congratulations to all this weekends Rounders !
|Graham K. Bushe||Jun 8 2021, 9:47am||Fantastic Ivana. I'm delighted for you. What a way to come back at it. You smashed it, you were moving that dot so quickly, I had to re-check your start time. All your hard work has paid off. I hope you enjoy your recovery.|
|Conor Keane||Jun 8 2021, 10:03am||Class round! Well done really enjoyed following the dot around.|
|Gareth Little||Jun 8 2021, 10:06am||Super achievement. Well done Ivana!|
|Andrew Hanney||Jun 8 2021, 10:12am||Well that was amazing and so exciting to watch. You certainly were on a mission. Congratulations Ivana.|
|Elizabeth Wheeler||Jun 8 2021, 10:18am||Fantasitc Ivana...gripping watching you smash those peaks all day! Hats off, what run!|
|Mick Hanney||Jun 8 2021, 10:34am||Brilliant. Great attitude to get back out there and get it done after the first attempt.|
|Luke Rafferty||Jun 8 2021, 1:04pm||Congratulations Ivana, what a super time. You made it look so easy which shows all your hard work paid off.|
|Alice Clancy||Jun 8 2021, 1:49pm||Congratulations Ivana!!! Brilliant running and perseverance!!|
|Brian Kitson||Jun 8 2021, 2:06pm||Congratulations Ivana. I can only imagine how satisfying it must feel to come back and nail the Round in such emphatic fashion.|
|John Bell||Jun 8 2021, 2:21pm||Congrats Ivana. It was great to see you come back and complete it, and to set a new record was brilliant.|
|Ivana Kolaric||Jun 8 2021, 8:23pm||Thank you to everyone. I'm so overwhelmed with all those messages, you are all so kind. :) |
It was the perfect day and my best run ever. Good weather played a big role especially during the night making navigation less of an issue so I was able to stay good on my planned lines. As the summits passed without issue I was able to keep the positivity up and stay focussed which made me push as hard as I could till the end. I need to admit it's a very nice feeling to break Korina's record especially after I didn't finished last year. :)
A big thank you to John Murray, Tom Roche and Frank McIntyre for keeping me in good spirit and full belly all day long.
Well done to all the other recent completions and the very best of luck to those lining up!
For anyone thinking about giving it a go...do it! The attempt day is just one small part of the experience. The months and months of recce's and planning are by far the most enjoyable running you'll get. It takes you to places you never frequent, improves your ability to survive in the hills alone and puts a smile on your face. I'd encourage more people, especially women to step up to the gate and enjoy the experience.
Thanks again everyone! :)
|Stephen Brennan||Jun 8 2021, 10:14pm||Well said Ivana. I'm so pleased for you that you came back from last year's disappointment to set a new ladies record this time. Superb!|
|Robert Costello||Jun 8 2021, 11:59pm||Well said Ivana. Congratulations again. The Wicklow Mountains are a special place and training for the Round is one of the best ways to experience them.|
|Deirdre O'Neill||Jun 9 2021, 6:21am||Congratulations so well deserved all the hard work paid off. Class running, you well and truly smashed it, delighted for you!|
|Gavin Byrne||Jun 9 2021, 12:34pm||Great run Ivana, congratulations|
|Charles Burgess||Jun 9 2021, 1:19pm||That was some going! congratulations|