You can run races week in and week out, but racing a marathon is really something special – I'd say you're likely to remember each one for the rest of your lives. The very best of luck to all the Craughwell AC athletes that are running the marathon on Monday morning.
The weather outside is brutal today, but don't be scared – I checked all the weather and surfing websites and Monday is going to have the most ideal conditions I have ever seen for a Dublin marathon. Not too hot and not too cold, and the best bit.. zero wind. So off you go and be sure to enjoy every mile. There will be friends and clubmates rooting for you all the way along the course and of course sitting at home waiting for the texts to arrive.