Day 19: Malin Head to Buncrana

Today it was a very tough start, as after spending 2 amazing days in Malin Head, I was really starting to enjoy myself 🙂 The folks from The Seaview Tavern, dropped me off to my starting point.

The Malin roads were very icy and thanks god I had great company (Deirdre McGeoghegan, Mary Harkin, Aideen McLaughlin, Gemma McClenaghan, Dee Griffin, Laura Bonner & trusty bag carrier, Fred Stewart).

It was unreal cold and we made great progress, stopping for an early coffee before we went up into the snowy hills.

My support team have sent me a message telling me that there is an amazing write-up in the Donegal Daily newspaper today, and that they are going to send it out on all social channels (seriously what would I do without this amazing support team). They also lined up an interview today with the Highland Radio, and when the call came, I had to get under a tree to be able to hear the questions. It was seriously hilarious 🙂

We really did run fast today, I think the cold was forcing us to up the pace, so we arrived ahead of schedule to an amazing reception from the folks of Buncrana in the Lough Swilly RNLI station. I have to say that the cuppa was exactly what the doctor ordered.


As you can see from the photos below, some of the lads ran with me in their full gear.


Today I’m staying at Lissadell B&B, I’ve just got back after a super rub down from Inishowen Injury Clinic, and am heading to dinner now at the Drift Inn.

I feel ready to hit the road again tomorrow.

Today’s Stats:

Departed Malin 9:30am
Arrived Lough Swilly RNLI 3:30pm
Miles today 17 or 27.35kms
Total Miles 410.81 or 661.13kms

Night, Night


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