Slugger on the roads

Strabane – where I’m running through next week – has had its local ‘Strabansky’ amend the de rigueur ‘Join the IRA’ scrawl…. (I owe this to Emma Walsh.)


And this may be as good a moment as any to point out that I’m running the length of Ireland, 1st-12th October, for cancer charities – if you’re on my route, please do come along and either jog with me for a bit, or pour gin on me! My route is on, and below, and I’m being put up each night by a combination of Lions Clubs, Rotary Clubs, town councillors, and other unsuspecting locals.  I’ll hopefully be able to share anecdotes of the people I meet and speak with, as I cross Ireland in a pair of trainers.

1st October: Malin Head – Derry/Londonderry (32 miles)

2nd October: Derry/Londonderry – Omagh: 33 miles (possible watering stop in Lifford/Strabane….)

3d October: Omagh – Enniskillen: 25 miles

4th October: Enniskillen – Ballinamore, Co Leitrim: 24.1 miles

5th October: Ballinamore – Longford: 25.7 miles

6th October: Longford to Athlone: 28 miles

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7th October: Athlone to Portumna, Co. Galway: 35 miles


8th October: Portumna to Limerick: 43.3 miles

9th October: Limerick to Buttevant, Co. Cork: 32.9 miles

10th October: Buttevant to Macroom, Co. Cork: 33.3 miles

11th October: Macroom to Bantry: 30 miles

12th October: Bantry to Mizen Head, hurrah; 30 miles

30 year old journalist thing. Buys loo roll on eBay.