Ultra Man

As previously recorded on this site, James Slowey has an occasional tendency to leave the water and do some land-based endurance work.  As he set off down Kerry way on Friday, he was challenged by various parties to either do a quick swim in the middle of his 50 mile jaunt around the Dingle Ultra-Marathon, or at least wear his Myrtleville hat on the podium.  We had complete confidence he’d be on it 🙂

For various – spurious – health and safety reasons, he couldn’t exit the course for a dip.  However, he met the second part of the challenge and was suitably attired to receive his second place trophy.  50 miles, 6hrs 23mins – including over the Conor Pass.  Give me the sea any day!  Full timings here.

James Slowey - Ultra Man

“Lucky” Duck, the Myrtleville Swimmer

We had a special guest visit this Monday – Lucky normally swims on a Thursday night. He came down for a photo opportunity with James Slowey before his UltraMarathon in Dingle next weekend (that’s James doing the Ultra, not Lucky)………

UPDATE: James completed the 50 (Fifty!) mile Ultra marathon – including the Conor Pass in gale force winds – in 7 hours 12 minutes.  Fantastic performance.

Lucky Duck - regular Myrtleville Swimmer

Lucky Duck – regular Myrtleville Swimmer