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No 51 Munich Marathon, Germany

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Run Johnny Run Run Johnny Run is the latest challenge former Sawdoctor Johnny Donnelly has set himself. It will see the Galway man run over 2000 miles over the next four years in more than 43 countries, all in aid of Seachange a new Irish charity working to eradicate world poverty through micro credit – giving tiny loans to the world’s poorest to help them help themselves.

Johnny will run a marathon a month for the next four years, raising awareness and much needed funds in order to help the world’s poorest.

The Run Johnny Run challenge kicks off in Spain in early 2008 and Johnny is appealing to runners worldwide to join him on any of the marathons to raise money for the poorest of the poor around the world
Oct 9th Up at 4am and drove to Dublin then flew from Dublin to London. Had a tight turn around so got to terminal 1 through security and all that only to be told I need to go to terminal 5, they also told me that I wouldn’t make it. I ran like a fecker then raced through security again and arrived at the gate! The flight was delayed by 15 minutes so I did make it. Flew to Munich and went straight to Register.

After that I took a tram to the hotel. Just as I walked into the room in the hotel the phone was ringing. I don’t think I have ever had anybody ring me at a hotel before. It was a friend of mine who I ran with in Namibia, Africa. We met for a drink and a chat which was lovely and he helped me out with trams to the race and trains to the Airport which was great. Food, bath then bath was the order of what was left of the evening as it was now midnight.

Oct 10th 2010. (10/10/10) Race day Munich Marathon.

I got up at 6am had a shower and then breakfast. I headed to the race by tram around 8am. I was at the start early and did my best to keep warm as I just wore my kit and didn’t bring anything else to wear. The race started at 10am and left around the olympic park area. The first 13 miles of the race went by very quickly running through mostly a park area. The scenery wasn’t great but at mile 14 onwards there were more crowds as we were running through the city. Some moments were great as we ran through the main streets. I remembered a doctor I used to come and see here a few years back when I had problems with my hands from drumming as we ran around areas I used to visit.

I started to get a little tired at around mile 20 so I had to work a little harder to the finish. And what a finish as we ran into the olympic Stadium and did a lap then home sweet home the finish. What a place absolutely amazing. So done 3hr 27mins then headed straight to hotel for quick bath, train, plane and finally Car before I hopped into bed after kissing all my kids as they slept in their beds. Nest thing you know it’s morning and off to work. J x

http://www.runjohnnyrun.ie/runjohnnyrun/Oct 9th Up at 4am and drove to Dublin then flew from Dublin to London. Had a tight turn around so got to terminal 1 through security and all that only to be told I need to go to terminal 5, they also told me that I wouldn’t make it. I ran like a fecker then raced through security again and arrived at the gate! The flight was delayed by 15 minutes so I did make it. Flew to Munich and went straight to Register.

After that I took a tram to the hotel. Just as I walked into the room in the hotel the phone was ringing. I don’t think I have ever had anybody ring me at a hotel before. It was a friend of mine who I ran with in Namibia, Africa. We met for a drink and a chat which was lovely and he helped me out with trams to the race and trains to the Airport which was great. Food, bath then bath was the order of what was left of the evening as it was now midnight.

Oct 10th 2010. (10/10/10) Race day Munich Marathon.

I got up at 6am had a shower and then breakfast. I headed to the race by tram around 8am. I was at the start early and did my best to keep warm as I just wore my kit and didn’t bring anything else to wear. The race started at 10am and left around the olympic park area. The first 13 miles of the race went by very quickly running through mostly a park area. The scenery wasn’t great but at mile 14 onwards there were more crowds as we were running through the city. Some moments were great as we ran through the main streets. I remembered a doctor I used to come and see here a few years back when I had problems with my hands from drumming as we ran around areas I used to visit.

I started to get a little tired at around mile 20 so I had to work a little harder to the finish. And what a finish as we ran into the olympic Stadium and did a lap then home sweet home the finish. What a place absolutely amazing. So done 3hr 27mins then headed straight to hotel for quick bath, train, plane and finally Car before I hopped into bed after kissing all my kids as they slept in their beds. Nest thing you know it’s morning and off to work. J x

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