Archive for November, 2009

The past week has been great training for being in the middle of an ocean, because everywhere I seem to look there is water! With record rainfall giving rise to record water levels in the Shannon system I spent the first half of this week busy with the Killaloe Coast Guard moving boats to secure moorings as many of the […]

I am delighted to announce that International brand Pelican, better know as Peli have come on board as a sponsor through their new Irish Distributor Niall O’Donovan and   Peli will be providing the crew with waterproof cases and headtorches for the crossing.  The waterproof cases will be used to keep some of our on board electronics safe and dry.  […]

Just a quick post to say thanks to my first corporate sponsor.  The International Centre for Security Excellence (ICSE)  is a security training company based in Galway city.  The MD Mark Toner is a long time friend of mine and I am delighted to have him and ICSE on board. If you would like to follow in the footsteps of […]

No Tom Hanks here I’m afraid just more news on the upcoming fundraising events. This coming weekend will see our local forest a wash with Lycra clad hill runners working up a sweat on the arduous 12km of mountain trails.  The race is being organised by Barbara Clancy who is a  local hill runner and adventure racer and will see […]

As I have mentioned previously my diet is a major part of preparation.  There are two main reasons that my diet is important, firstly it has to provide me with the energy to train and to assist with recovery and secondly it allows me to gain essential body mass. The first reason is quite obvious as we all know how […]

It has been another busy week of training and work and some fundraising organisation too. Training has been going pretty well, I got 2 long session in on the rowing machine last weekend and have been hitting the gym all week.  The weight gain is progressing nicely, over half a stone gained so far another half to go, but I […]