56 walkers have registered (up from 42 in 2014) and hopefully the weather will be kind to us. I mean, it can’t continue to be as bad as it has been, right?
The counties of Antrim, Armagh, Cavan, Cork, Down, Dublin, Clare, Kerry, Kilkenny, Limerick, Monaghan, Tipperary, Waterford & Wicklow will be represented. Over 60% of those registered for this years event are new to the challenge.
I look forward to meeting you all over the three.
‘On sleepy hallowed heathered ground; the walkers come to visit
They hold no fear of ascent or length, nothing shall inhibit.
They’ve travelled from all over; to cross three mountain ranges
To them it’s all about the walk, the people and exchanges.
Some committed early; determined not to waver
The thought of three days back-to-back, was something new to savour.
The challenge walkers come out in force; to them it’s another test
The single day event is grand; three days requires one’s best.
A little girl inspired this walk; as brave as brave can be
It’s only fitting that monies raised; are gifted to charity.
Comeragh, Galty, Knockmealdown; are our challenge mountains
We’ll drink a toast on day three, to our healthy lives from fountains.
If you think our sport is about prestige; and of your rivals besting
It’s not you know, it’s simple as; deliberate self-testing.
Come Sunday evening in Ballyporeen; a stranger might enquire
“What’s with all the energy and buzz? How come you are all not dead tired?” ‘