This’ll be short.
Poolbeg was the closest parkrun to my hotel and the RDS, home of the marathon expo, so the obvious choice for my Saturday morning fix. And my first in Ireland.
A sort of out and back. Twice to the left, once to the right.
Almost completely flat. Slight incline on the ‘ow’ of Irishtown, and a sharper climb at the far right.
Mostly paved, light trail to the right.
2/6. That sharper climb accounts for most of this – but it is pretty short. The loop on the second lap is much more noticeable.
This was an easy morning so no in depth talk about the run – I jogged the whole thing. The path’s narrow so it could be bunched up; even taking it gently, I still took to the grass early on to pass people.
It also smelled a little funny. It is near a big factory! I can forgive it that though, because it is a nice setting.
It was a nice day, too! Crisp, but pretty perfect. The run got started after a few shout outs, including to a bunch of the volunteers who were going to be tackling the marathon the next day.
The run itself was fine, just what was needed. I might, if anything, gone a little too quickly at 23:22 but it didn’t do me any harm.
More importantly, here are more pictures:
*Also, credit to the parkrun guys for the cover photo – stolen from their facebook page!
Next up: Peebles parkrun (if I make it) and the Edinburgh Men’s 10k. Both this coming weekend.