Next Night O will be in Bushy Park this Sat
Start Templeogue Rd / Terenure Rd West Jnc i.e. just opposite main gate to Terenure College
Start times 18:30 - 19:30
And afterward pints in Templeogue Inn (The Morgue?)
There will be 2 courses, long circa 3.5 km and short circa 2 km
Given the nature of the park, this is the ideal event if you have never tried Night O but wanted to give it a go. It is also suitable for younger runners. There will be a good few of the AJAX crew around to keep an eye on things.
See you there
Last week's snow and ice drew out the ice axe crew. Deftly piloted in Peter Gargan's BMW to an icy Glen of Imaal, the initial slog up snowy Camarahill switched quickly to plunging into a cloudy coomb behind Paddy O'Brien.
Distracted by a fox and hare scuttling around, picking up the gullies in the gloomy white, proved tricky.
The call to go straight up turned good, the slope pulling up sharply into a clean route. A short pause allowed Marcus off the leash to rip into some ice (photo), and a quick traverse let us climb quickly onto a cold top.
Didn't spend much time on the lunch before slipping back down to stools in Fenton's.
Setanta's Dave Weston proved steel capped wellies can mix it with the best, passenger Peter Kernan did what he was told.
photos by Marcus Geoghegan
For the second year in a row Setanta's Phillip Brennan put together an original point to point walk starting on the new
Tibradden trail, taking in Fairy Castle, lunching at an impressive Ballyedmonduff tomb, and crossing by lanes, woods and a bankrupt Kilternan Hotel to Barnaslingan above the Scalp.
View from Carrickgolligan was of a Dublin carpeted with mist, and the last leg to Brady's of Shankill took in a little known Rathmichael ring fort.
This year, despite the walk invitation bringing in a troop drawn from GEN, Setanta, Fingal and Ajax there was surprisingly little crowd trouble. The slick, icy tracks were the biggest danger.
Many thanks to Phillip and crew.
photos by Brendan O'Connor Paddy O'Brien