Run 1: James Joyce Half Marathon Bloomsday 2014


The first James Joyce Half Marathon took place on Bloomsday 2014.

I ran it with Paul Sweeney and Con Kennedy took photographs from a bicycle.

The route was from the Tower in Sandymount to Glasnevin Cemetery. We ran along the seafront to Dun Laoghaire, then on the sea side of the railway line to Monkstown, Blackrock and Blackrock Park, crossed over the Railway at Booterstown to the shoreline and then along the beach to Gilford Road, Dromard Terrace, Leahy’s Terrace, Newbridge Avenue, along the Dodder to Ballsbridge, Shelbourne Road, Barrow Street, Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Samuel Beckett Bridge, the Five Lamps, Portland Row, North Circular Road, Fitzgibbon Street, Mountjoy Square, past Belvedere College, Hardwicke Street, Temple Street, Eccles Street, Fontenoy Street, through Blessington Basin and the Royal Canal Bank and ended outside Glasnevin Cemetery.

You can see the route development maps and runs in the earlier blogpost here.

We ran in the evening of a beautiful sunny Bloomsday. You can see Con’s video of the run as a time lapse of the route here, and the hazards of beach running on YouTube here.

I worked out the route on the The distance is a half marathon. When I came to getting a url for this blog it was easier to describe it as 21k (a half marathon is 21.0975 km) You can get a free account and see the exact details etc. by logging on here:

Click here to see the route details on Runkeeper

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