Friday, October 28, 2011

Dublin City Marathon 2011

Off to Dublin again! On Monday next, October 31st, I'm running the Dublin City Marathon. This will be my 21st Marathon and I'm again running to promote Cancer Survivorship, wearing a "Cancer Survivor" strip on both the front and back of my club singlet, as I did last year.

This year, I'm joined by Ned O'Brien, (Melanoma) another member of "C Team - Cancer Survivors"

Ned O'Brien (left) and John Quigley coming in to the finish of the 2011 Cork City Marathon Relay with C Team - Cancer Survivors.

C Team - Cancer Survivors before the Cork City Marathon Relay
Ruth Ahern (Waterford AC), Breast Cancer, Mossie Shanahan (Togher, Cork), Skin Cancer, Ned O'Brien (Clonmel AC), Melanoma and John Quigley (Eagle AC), Prostate Cancer

Both of us are in approx. the same ballpark wrt expected finishing time; Ned is hoping to run 3:30, while I'm heading out a bit faster and hoping to run 3:15. I'm carrying a load of 'niggles' going into Monday, so I'm not as upbeat as last year. Weather forecast is looking like rain during the race - not exactly what I like, but we'll see. Very often, in the past, bad weather forecast for Marathon Monday have failed to materialise.

Fingers crossed!!