Ernest endeavours on his 27th 26

Posted by Ciaran Tobin on 27 October 2020



Although, I'm happy with the time under such windy and lonely conditions, I'm quite disappointed with the fact I had a stitch at km26 that I wasn't able to shake off for the reminder of the marathon.


I felt incredibly strong and my legs & mind were ready to push harder on the last 8kms but the stitch didn't allow me to increase the pace as I couldn't breath normally... I felt so frustrated and angry at times but unfortunately this is part of endurance racing so I had to embrace the suck and leave the PB for another day. On my arm you can see two names there: Penny, who's Thomas's little warrior and Killian who is my best friend's baby son who died a few years ago. He's my running angel ever since. Every time a bit of pain kicked in from that stitch, I looked down at my arm, smiled and told myself "this ain't pain! You don't know anything about pain!", I moved my head up and continued running.


It was such a weird & lonely but a wonderful marathon day at the same time. Seeing so many of my Trim AC buddies around made this day impossible to forget: from the ones cheering on & handling bottles to those running in all sort of directions doing their own marathons. A special call out to my great triathlete friends; Kieran Corcoran for keeping me company on the last 16kms and Ollie Carty for keeping the cars out of my way on the last loop! I have to say that I actually enjoyed this marathon better than any other organised marathons.

I'm very honored of being part of the lovely running community that we have in TRIM AC.



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