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Re: The BB is Back 19 Jan 2013 18:53 #239

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Looks like it is going to be dryish tomorrow, though the run up Howth Head is going to be wet and mucky.

Me and Mick are meeting at Amphibian King in Bray @ 9.45am. That will give us plenty of time to cycle to registration which closes at 11.30am.
John, I don't seem to have the right phone number for you, mine is 086 381 7046.

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Re: The BB is Back 20 Jan 2013 20:12 #241

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Me, Mick, John & Siobhain made the trip over to the Howth Winter Mountain Run. The latter made the trip on 4 wheels while the boys favoured just 2.

The Big Brick Boys completed a 70k+ round trip from Bray for me and John and a 120k+ round trip for Mick from Tomriland with a 5k cold, mucky mountain run in the middle.

John was first home for WTC then Mick, me & then Siobhain.

The cycle over & back was nice and flat, but particularly windy on the exposed coastal roads so was more challenging than anticipated, but all in all a great workout!
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Re: The BB is Back 25 Jan 2013 21:46 #292

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Good luck to Mick Heatley tomorrow as he does a solo Big Brick, cycling from Tomriland to Ticknock Winter IMRA 10.2k Mountain run and cycling back to Tomriland.
That will be a workout and a half. Good Luck Mick.

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Tough brick indeed. Nice spin down with steep hill up to Ticknock. The race had extreme underfoot conditionds with flooded forest trails followed by snow on top , more flooded rocky trails and packed snow/ice on the return downhill section. A good few runners fell .No one hurt too bad i hope.loraine Crean was there too enduring the harsh conditions. Anyway the cycle home was
laboured . Anyway the bricks are a good stamina building exercise. Next one 9 th feb Annacurragh. Recommended :)

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Re: The BB is Back 27 Jan 2013 12:14 #307

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Well done Mick. The race sounds like Hell & Back without the Bells & Buzzers.

These are bricks great for stamina building. The uphill phase of the run are also brilliant for building leg strength.

I believe that the great Eamon Tilley and his brother used to always cycle to the IMRA mountain runs back in the day which was factor in getting them in to Triathlon. They then went on to form the first Triathlon Club in Ireland - Three Rock. The name Three Rock I believe was in part a homage to a famous Three Rock mountain race.

Another reason to get into mountain running, or fell running as they call it in England, is looking at what it has done for the

Just do it!

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Re: The BB is Back 28 Jan 2013 16:15 #320

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There was a word that seemed to disappear from my last post.

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