March 2020

Farewell to Ireland, for now

For the first time, I can feel what my grandfather felt 115 years ago when he left Ireland.

A sense of finality and loss.

A mixture of sadness and […]

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March 19- trying to get to USA

I’m an American citizen abroad, and I’m trying to get to USA as soon as possible.

I’ve been in Ireland for over 5 weeks. I am dual citizen […]

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The Run for Rare Finish, The Calm Before the Storm

“This is a Patrick’s Day like no other. We cannot stop the virus, but we can push it back. We will always put your life and your […]

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The Finish

Forgive the partial blogs. Hectic week.

I made it.

600 miles, 32 days through Storms, traffic, and a pandemic threatS

I’m proud of carrying the Flag of Ireland. A happy […]

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The final day – almost done

Day 32 of 32 – Dublin to Dublin

This will be the final time I will lace up my running shoes on this 10 year journey across America […]

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Update – 2 miles left

So busy. I have 2 miles left. I am behind on blog posts. But I made it

Thank you all for support.

I am fine. Healthy. And strong. And […]

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Day 27 – Ballinasloe to Ferbane

Day 27 of 32 – Ballinasloe to Ferbane – 18 Miles

I’ll address today’s run in the next post. There were high winds, some rain, and crossed back […]

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Day 26 – Loughrea to Ballinasloe

Loughrea to Ballinasloe 18 miles

Day 26 of 32 – Loughrea to Ballinasloe – 18 Miles

The final week of a 10 year journey. Took a healthy nap. Spending […]

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Day 25 – Galway to Loughrea

Day 25 of 32 – Galway to Loughrea – 22 Miles

My day in photos.

Juggling a canceled St. Patrick’s Day parade.

A plan B. An incoming film crew.

A live […]

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Day 24 – Tuam to Galway

Day 24 of 32 – Tuam to Galway – 19 Miles

One of my Irish ancestors must have been a sheep herder. They flocked to me every field […]

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Day 23 – Claremorris to Tuam

Day 23 – Claremorris to Tuam – 17 Miles

To put these last days in “flying” terms. I’ve reached cruising altitude and hit pockets of turbulence the last […]

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Day 22 – Curry to Claremorris

Day 22 – Curry to Claremorris – 22 Miles

22 on 22. A day of running straight into 20-25 MPH wind. I wouldn’t wish upon anyone. You must […]

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Day 21 – Sligo to Curry

Day 21 – Sligo to Curry – 25 Miles

In a short post, I can’t possibly quantify 25 miles and 8 hours of what I’ve seen. This picture […]

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Day 20 – Bundoran to Sligo

Day 20 of 32 – Bundoran to Sligo – 21 Miles

Grange -Drumcliff- Rathcormcack

Charging hard toward Galway. Plenty of scenery and sun. Incredible views from beaches to mountains […]

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Day 19 – Donegal to Bundoran

Day 19 of 32- Donegal to Bundoran – 19 Miles

Mini Horses. Big Horses. The Port of The Dead. Ballyshannon. Sheep. More sheep. The Wild Atlantic Way. The […]

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Day 18 – Ballybofey to Donegal

Day 18 of 32 – Ballybofey to Donegal – 17 Miles

This morning as I gearing up to leave the hotel, texts and reports arrived that a tornado […]

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Day 17- Donegal Sport Hub

LISTEN: NOAH COUGHLAN ON HIS MISSION AS RUN FOR RARE REACHES DONEGAL
written by Chris McNultyMarch 2, 2020

NOAH Coughlan, a 33-year-old American, is half way on a unique run […]

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Day 17 – Letterkenny to Ballybofey

Day 17 of 32 – Letterkenny to Ballybofey – 12 Miles

https://www.donegaldaily.com/2020/03/02/ultra-runner-makes-an-impact-in-donegal-on-brilliant-bumbleance-fundraiser/

As the curtain finally closes in 15 days on this 10-year Rare Diseases project on foot across […]

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Day 16 – Downings to Letterkenny

Day 16 of 32 – Downings to Letterkenny – 19 Miles

Today was a first. In all 9,000 Miles of my previous 3 USA Runs, I have never […]

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February 2020

Day 15 – Letterkenny to Downings

Day 15 – Letterkenny to Downings (Na Dúnaibh)

19 Miles

International Rare Diseases Day

1/2 sunshine, 1/2 snowstorm, I had runaway sheep, rolling hills, the road less traveled, a gorgeous […]

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Day 14 – Castlederg, UK to Letterkenny, IE

Day 14 – Castlederg, UK to Letterkenny, IE

21 Miles.

(Posted pre-interview)

I am live California radio in 45 minutes with John Young on 95.3 KUIC as I check into […]

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Day 13 – Irvinestown, UK to Castlederg, UK

Day 13 – Irvinestown, UK to Castlederg, UK

19 Miles

Checking in after a relatively “easy” 19 mile day.

After almost 2 weeks, my body has accepted and adapted the […]

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Day 12 – Swanlinbar, IE to Irvinestown, UK

Day 12 – Swanlinbar, IE to Irvinestown, UK – 22 Miles

Today was a first. I started in one country, and ended in another. I’m now in Northern […]

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Day 11 – Ballinamore to Swanlinbar

Day 11 – Ballinamore to Swanlinbar – 11 Miles

A scheduled short day to call in live to Ireland AM morning TV show in Dublin.

A delay while the […]

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Day 10 – Drumod to Ballinamore

Day 10 – Drumod to Ballinamore – 15 Miles

I haven’t found the Pot of Gold at the end of the rainbow yet. I’m still getting lucky though […]

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