In mid October, I headed to Ireland to participate in the Galway marathon. For the second year in a row, the Irish cross country ski team had been invited to rollerski the full marathon course at this event. I had missed the event last year, so I was keen to go this year.
We had four members of our team, and a guest from Norway join us for this excursion. The Olympic Council of Ireland very kindly lent us a van to drive from Dublin to Galway.
After the race Laura joined me and we spent a few days with my grandparents in the town of Clonmel in the south of Ireland. Despite the weather not being ideal, we made some trips into the Comeragh mountains.
Finally the weather cleared just as we were headed to Dublin for the last day of our short vacation.