Saturday, 22 September 2012

They think it's all over - It is now!!!

Did they all finish? Of course they did... It was Dutch Superstar Jenni de Groot that took the tape followed closely by Cathal Bracken clocking 3.15 for the last 20 miles. Just 7 seconds divided them after 345 miles of running. Jenni's partner Anneke who cycled the whole of the route was there to cross the line with her.

ULTRA-runner Extraordinaire, Vicky Luffrum, picked up the pace and all of our emotions as she crossed the line in floods of tears... Hers and Ours!

We'll have an event round up tomorrow but we just wanted to let you know that everyone finished the stage today.

For all of you who have been watching in we thank you for your interest and glad that you've been part of our M2M Ultra Event. home of The M2M Ultra - Ireland's Toughest Footrace.

Last Day of M2M

For this of you with insomnia this morning, 'Well Hello' from our sleeperbus in Carrus just 20 miles from Malin Head. We've already set Vicky off on her way just before 3am... (no I am not punching her in the picture, it's there to show the time). And we are marked out on the route all the way to Golean, only 10km from the finish.

Just over an hour ago Vicky had covered 3.8 miles so she looks set to get to Mizen Head sometime just after 9am, so Lorraine and Pete... if you are watching please get to the finish in good time to see Vicky's triumphant arrival.

The rest of the guys will be heading off at 7am and on a no-stop-strategy to the finish and hopefully will be there around 10am.

We'll be taking lots of pictures at the finish and will try and post these later as we have to travel to Rosslare during the day to catch the ferry back to God's Country. home of The M2M Ultra - Ireland's Toughest Footrace.

Friday, 21 September 2012

Vicky reaches the party bus:-)

Hip hip hooray for Vicky:-) She has finished the final long day with buckets of time to spare thanks to her pure guts and determination getting up at 02:30 this morning... what an absolute star:-) She finished in 14hrs and 32 mins.

Rory walked a few miles with her through Bantry and then she had a really lovely surprise as Pete, her brother, appeared and walked the final few miles with her to the finish. He will be cheering her on all the way to Mizen Head tomorrow morning so I have a feeling it is going to be a very emotional finish for all.... home of The M2M Ultra - Ireland's Toughest Footrace.

Just Vicky to come in, Cathal and Jenni are here!

Just 6hrs 15mins for Jenni and Cathal today as the last 35 miler of the event was quite firmly put to bed. Following the Jenni running back to Cathal in a very Cathy Heathcliff type way... is was plain sailing for the dynamic duo as they breezed thru Bantry and on to the finish at Darrus.

For those of you following Vicky, she is just less than three miles from the finish now and has been joined on the route by her brother Pete out on the road into the finish. It will be a great way for her to finish the day off and a real spur on for her to get to the end of a very long day. home of The M2M Ultra - Ireland's Toughest Footrace.

Anneke, Jenni and Cathal are nearly home

Well we had a slight delay getting to our runners for the final CP as we had to track down somewhere to stay for the night. We are plugged in at the wonderful Sheeps Head pub where they have been wonderfully helpful (thanks a million Pat)... so we will be going for a well earned beer there later on...

The delay meant the first 3 were only a couple of miles from the finish so didn't want to stop... Rory is currently walking through Bantry with Vicky where I will pick him up the other side. She has 7 miles to go to our stop tonight, so an eta of around 18:30. Much more sociable than the late one last night...

More soon... home of The M2M Ultra - Ireland's Toughest Footrace.