Google+ Running in Cork, Ireland: Irish 24 hour Champion Eoin Keith sets new Mizen to Malin Record

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Irish 24 hour Champion Eoin Keith sets new Mizen to Malin Record

After setting out from a wet and windy Mizen Head on Saturday the 29th of April, the current Irish 24 Hour Champion Eoin Keith finally arrived in Malin Head in Donegal on Tues 2nd of May. This run of the length of Ireland from Mizen to Malin was set in a new record time of 3 days, 3 hours and 37 minutes. The previous record was 3 days, 15 hours and 36 minutes.

Eoin is originally from Cobh in Co.Cork and has represented Ireland in Ultra running competitions on several occasions. He is also the current Irish 24 hour champion which he won in Belfast in the Summer of 2016.

Live Tracking for the Mizen to Malin Record attempt was available here :

When it comes to any record attempt, the one question is do you run from Malin to Mizen or Mizen to Malin? The theory is that with the prevailing winds from the south-west, going from South to North might be the better option.

On Saturday, the weather was wet and windy but at least the wind was behind Keith. On Sunday, the weather improved although there was still the benefit of a southerly breeze. The high pressure became the dominant feature on the Bank Holiday Monday with the sunshine and heat ebing a factor.

Wet and windy start on Saturday morning at Mizen Head

Saturday 29th...Record or No Record, the cows have to be milked in West Cork...

End of the road...Malin Head in Donegal


Sir Alan of Cork said...

My the wind be at your back and the sun on your face
God bless

Jim Tobin said...

Best Wishes Man ~ Wishing You every success Eoin ~ This will be a Wonderful Achievement & one You can Conquer

Jim Tobin said...

Doing really well Eoin. We are very proud of you Man. Keep it going

Jim Tobin said...

Eoin you are going fabulously well; this is amazingly excellent; well proud

Jim Tobin said...

Congratulations Eoin a truly magnificent achievement and soo very proud of you

Anonymous said...

Fantastic achievement Eoin, Chapeau