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  • Title: 35 Marathon Man
    Descriptive info: .. Home.. About Alan.. About Alan s Dad.. Blog.. Route.. About IHF.. Contact Us.. Donate Now.. Run with Alan.. Recent Posts.. Daily Routine.. Day 15 Donegal.. Day 14 Letterkenny.. Day 13 Derry.. Day 12 Coleraine.. Recent Comments.. Kieran.. on.. Catherine Declan on.. Michael Davies on.. Milo.. Felim Borland on.. Archives.. June 2012.. May 2012.. April 2012.. March 2012.. February 2012.. January 2012.. Meet Ireland’s ‘35 Marathon Man’.. the first man to run a Lap of Ireland.. Donate one Euro per marathon.. and support 3 charities with one click.. Every donation, no matter the size, will change a life.. Alan Corcoran, 21, from Waterford is taking on the challenge of his life to help save lives from stroke and  ...   he means to finish.. And finish in the same place he started.. Which is why Alan is going to become the first man to run a lap of Ireland starting from his hometown of Waterford city.. Yes, you read correctly – that’s 35 marathons, in 35 days.. Or 917 miles.. And now for the breakdown:.. What:.. 35 marathons, 35 days, 917 miles.. Who:.. 21 year old male, 25 All-Ireland athletics medals.. Why:.. to help save lives from stroke and spread hope.. When:.. start date.. 27 May, Waterford city.. finish date.. 30 June, Waterford city.. Charities:.. Irish Heart Foundation, National Rehabilitation Centre and the Football Village of Hope charity.. Sponsors.. 2012 35 Marathon Man.. Designed Developed by.. THE MOLITOR..

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  • Title: Trapattoni backs 35 Marathon Man « 35 Marathon Man
    Descriptive info: Trapattoni backs 35 Marathon Man.. /.. Slider.. Current Page.. TRAP BACKS LAP of Ireland marathon runner Alan Corcoran who is set to run 35 marathons back to back in aid of the Irish Heart Foundation’s Act FAST stroke programme.. Just days ahead of Ireland’s friendly against the Czech Republic, big-hearted Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni has backed Waterford’s 21-year-old ‘Marathon Man’ who is set to become the first man to run a lap of Ireland in 917 miles straight.. Inspired by his father Milo, former FAI President who suffered a stroke just under a year ago, Alan has taken on the unique challenge to raise awareness of stroke and drive donations in aid of the Irish Heart Foundation’s lifesaving Act FAST campaign, the National Rehabilitation Centre and the Football Village of Hope charity.. Trapattoni said: “I admire the dedication of Alan Corcoran to run 35 marathons in 35 days to complete a lap of Ireland.. It is an incredible test of endurance and fitness.. In particular I admire that Alan is putting himself to the test to raise funds for the Irish Heart Foundation’s campaign.. It is a strong tribute to Alan’s father Milo, a member of the FAI Board, that Alan’s unique challenge will do so much to support the good work being done by the charity.. I wish Alan the best of luck and I hope the people of Ireland will support him in his cause.. ”.. Alan’s marathon challenge will start on 27th May 2012, and by the first day of the European Championships in Poland on 8th June, he will have 286 miles under his belt completing his 11th day out of 35.. The 35 Marathon Man is  ...   “My balance was gone and I couldn’t get out of bed but my phone was near and I called my wife, Marie.. I was lucky I was able to talk on the phone.. I tried to drink a glass of water but I couldn’t swallow.. Our doctor called 999 for an ambulance immediately and I was rushed to Waterford Regional Hospital.. Nearly 10,000 strokes happen in Ireland every year and one in five people will have a stroke in their lifetime.. Like many stroke survivors, Milo endured months of rehabilitation to help him go from wheelchair to walking frame to independent mobility.. Almost a year later, Milo has returned to driving with just a slight numbness remaining down one side.. He said: “I know I’m one of the lucky ones.. Stroke is a serious medical emergency and I was lucky that everyone around me knew to Act FAST and call 999 immediately, thanks to the Irish Heart Foundation’s awareness campaign.. I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for the work of the Irish Heart Foundation and the National Rehabilitation Centre.. More and more people know someone like me, who has been affected by stroke and it can happen at any age.. I hope the people of Ireland will support Alan’s efforts with a donation on www.. 35marathonman.. ie.. Alan is urging the public to donate €1 for every marathon he completes or as much as they can give.. The town planning student is also seeking corporate sponsorship and companies interested in supporting Alan are encouraged to call Sinead O’Keeffe in the Irish Heart Foundation on 01 6685001.. Leave a Reply.. Click here to cancel reply.. Name (required).. Email (will not be published) (required).. Website..

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  • Title: Only 3 months now…. « 35 Marathon Man
    Descriptive info: Only 3 months now.. Run diary.. Only three months now….. The closer the challenge is getting the more the reality of the task is becoming.. Even though training 7 or 8 times a week is nothing new to me, this challenge is way beyond my comfort zone as up until last September the furthest distance I had ran was a 10.. 2mile school charity run (so I could get a half day).. Since September though I have completed the Dublin City Marathon and with the help of Gerry Deegan, got the fitness levels where I began following Gerry Duffy and Ken Whitelaw’s training programme which they used for the 32 consecutive Marathon Challenge.. This programme began with 50 miles in the first week and has increased to where I’m running 80miles this week.. Going from basically no distance training to running a marathon in the middle of an 80mile training week over the space of a few months has been an experience to say the least.. From blisters, to shin splints, to my new found love of vaseline and my not so pleasant introduction to “the wall”, with every week comes a new challenge but it will be worth it if we can raise money and awarness for the cause.. I’ll be doing my best to update the blog between work, college, training and the odd few hours of sleep at http://www.. ie to share my journey with you.. Al.. Comments.. Aisling.. says:.. February 21, 2012 at 9:54 am.. Go on Alo!!! Sum man!! Town planning is def not ur forte!!! Best of luck!! x.. Reply.. Tom.. February 22, 2012 at 8:51 pm.. Not a bother to ya! i ll be like yer man in the lucozade ad shoutin out the car window at ya the whole way! best a luck buddy.. Meg Harnett.. February 22, 2012 at 9:44 pm..  ...   March 5, 2012 at 10:58 pm.. Thanks for the well wishes Joe, hopefully I can prove that to be true.. Do you want to cover my hospital care after.. haha!.. Mary Casey.. February 25, 2012 at 10:30 pm.. hi alan all set up now to follow ur progress all rooting for u here in toomevara.. Im expecting to see you out on the route with your runners on in June Mary.. Ill see you soon!.. Declan Murphy.. February 27, 2012 at 5:09 pm.. Hi Alan, I cant believe somebody even considered doing this, its an epic challenge but i know you will do it and i wish you all the best with it, i will be seeing you early on the route along the east coast!.. March 5, 2012 at 10:51 pm.. thanks for the belief thanks for the support.. look forward to meeting you.. ray lanigan.. March 7, 2012 at 4:06 pm.. alan just wanted to say,fair play to ya,this is something i have thought(only for a few saconds,haha) about before but with family with 2 kids,it would of never happened,im so glad someone else has took the challenge on and for charity,aleast i no theres someone else in waterford as mad as me for even thinking of such a challenge,haha,at the moment i set myself a challenge of running 100+miles(6 sessions) a week for the hole year,so far so good,im running 2 or 3 marathons every week so if you need any help(advice or even someone to run with dont hesitate to ask)keep up the great work alan.. Brid Golden.. March 18, 2012 at 9:17 pm.. Alan.. this is amazing.. Best of luck with all the training.. We will be following!.. Aisling Walls.. March 25, 2012 at 6:56 pm.. well done alan! see u at the viking marathon , some man for one man.. Best of luck with everything..

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  • Title: About Alan « 35 Marathon Man
    Descriptive info: It’s not every day a guy decides to run 35 marathons back to back and the burning question on most people’s minds is – why?.. Why have I decided to run 917 miles around Ireland? Surely that’s pure madness! They may be right but don’t you agree there has to be a bit of madness for a challenge to be truly great? The truth is I have always loved sports and like any competitive athlete, I love the adrenalin and excitement building up to a challenge and the sense of achievement crossing the finish line.. But more than that, I want to make a difference.. And the best way I know how, is through running.. By taking running to the extreme I want to catch everybody’s attention and raise awareness about STROKE, the sudden illness that struck my dad  ...   an almost full recovery and has even returned to driving again.. But I know from the Irish Heart Foundation that my dad is one of the lucky ones.. Stroke can kill and it can severely disable with very little warning which is why EVERYONE needs to know how to.. Act FAST.. The.. Irish Heart Foundation.. launched the.. FAST stroke symptom campaign.. and it has saved many lives to date.. But lives are at risk due to lack of funding for this lifesaving campaign.. I need your help to bring it back to Irish TV screens urgently.. Please donate to the Irish Heart Foundation and sponsor me.. in my quest to run a lap of Ireland in May.. bill ryan.. May 26, 2012 at 6:41 am.. hi alan run alan run good luck see you along the way bill and lilian..

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  • Title: About Alan’s Dad « 35 Marathon Man
    Descriptive info: Milo Corcoran talks about his stroke.. My name is Milo Corcoran and I suffered a stroke almost a year ago on 15 March.. I remember it as if it was yesterday; it’s not something you forget easily.. As a Board Member and former President of the FAI, I had just returned from a UEFA meeting in Switzerland.. I’m used to running on near empty with travel and meetings but this time I felt really tired – my head felt full and I was a bit hazy so I went straight to bed that morning.. Two hours later I woke up and couldn’t see properly.. I could feel one side of my body getting stiff and I knew then that I was having a stroke.. My balance was gone and I couldn’t get out of bed but my mobile phone was near and I called my wife, Marie and she sent for the doctor.. I tried to drink a glass of water but my swallow had gone.. Once the doctor arrived he called 999 for an ambulance immediately and on arrival, the paramedics made sure I was wired up for monitoring and ready for scans at Waterford Regional Hospital.. In the hospital I was getting worse and increasingly numb down my right hand side.. I had three scans – MRI, CT and Echo.. Even though I couldn’t get out of bed, I knew it was important to stay positive.. The worst part was not being able to do anything and I lost my speech for four or five days.. On top of that I was experiencing  ...   Dun Laoghaire where I received speech therapy, occupational therapy and physiotherapy.. I still go to the NRH once a week.. How you might ask? Well as I said I hate being dependent so one of my first challenges was to get well enough to drive again.. It’s good to have a goal and as soon as I was allowed, I practised driving with a rehab.. My practise paid off and now every week I drive up to the NRH in Dublin from Waterford and enjoy my independence.. But I’m not without my scars even though I look right as rain after all the rehab.. I still have some numbness down one side and my personality is changed.. I find I am very emotionally sensitive to life and to news stories.. Some people think I am lucky, that I feel so much.. And like many stroke survivors, I sometimes experience gaps in my memory my wife tells me that’s just my age! I hope telling my story helps more people feel comfortable about talking about their stroke.. And more importantly I hope it will encourage people to donate on this website so the Irish Heart Foundation and the NRH can continue their fantastic work in helping people like me.. Milo Corcoran started on FAI Senior Council representing Waterford United in 1981.. He accompanied the Irish football team to EURO 88 in Germany, Italia 1990 and USA in 1994.. He also travelled as President of the Football Association of Ireland to Saipan, Japan Korea and he is looking forward to going to Poland and Ukraine this summer (2012)..

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  • Title: Alan’s Blog « 35 Marathon Man
    Descriptive info: June 13, 2012 /.. No Comments.. June 10, 2012 /.. 3 Comments.. Older Entries..

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  • Title: About Irish Heart Foundation « 35 Marathon Man
    Descriptive info: About Irish Heart Foundation.. Now it is your turn to.. Act FAST.. and score a goal for stroke.. Donate now.. :.. €35.. Just €1 x 35 marathons.. Where your money will go:.. €35 x 10,000 time.. s (the number of strokes in Ireland each year).. = lifesaving FAST advert back on TV.. €35 x 2,000 time.. s (the number of stroke deaths annually).. = lifesaving FAST advert back on radio.. €35 x 500 times.. (lives that can be saved annually from FAST).. = FAST posters distributed to hospitals.. €35 x 5 times.. (for one in 5 people who will have a stroke).. = one hour of stroke research.. €35 x 1.. (one man, running 35 marathons).. = one hour of an IHF Helpline nurse.. €3 or €5.. (3 out of 5 adults have high blood pressure).. = 3 stroke patient booklets.. As well as supporting the Irish Heart Foundation, every donation to Alan’s 35 Marathon challenge will also help the National Rehabilitation Hospital Foundation (NRH) and the Football Village of Hope.. NRH Foundation.. provides a range of specialist rehabilitation services to patients across the country in the areas of Brain Injury (including Stroke and other Neurological Conditions), Spinal Cord Injury.. Prosthetic, Orthotic and Limb Absence Rehabilitation and Paediatric Family-Centred Rehabilitation.. Every donation will help fund these vital services in communities and give patients the opportunity to meet their rehabilitation goals through personalised treatment plans so they can participate meaningfully in family and community life.. Football Village of Hope.. aims to build peace through sport and for the last 3 years, the project has brought together children from Palestine and Israel to participate in a football peace building initiative that has been an overwhelming success.. Your donations will support the establishment of a similar project in Ireland,  ...   and workplaces.. Co-ordinates the training of medics and the public in emergency lifesaving skills (CPR).. Supports research, education and development in the medical profession.. Advocates better patient treatment and services.. We are a member of:.. The European Heart Network.. The World Heart Federation.. Heart disease Ireland s No.. 1 Killer.. Approximately 10,000 people die each year from cardiovascular disease (CVD) including coronary heart disease (CHD), stroke and other circulatory diseases.. CVD is the most common cause of death in Ireland, accounting for 36% of all deaths.. The largest number of these deaths relate to CHD mainly heart attack at 5,000.. 22% of premature deaths (under age 65) are from CVD.. Stroke.. Each year, approximately 10,000 Irish people have a stroke and around 2,000 die – more deaths than breast cancer, prostate cancer and bowel cancer combined.. An estimated 30,000 people are living in the community with disabilities as a result of a stroke.. This makes stroke the third biggest cause of death in Ireland and the biggest cause of acquired disability.. In April 2008, the Irish Heart Foundation commissioned the first national audit on stroke care and it confirmed that between 350 and 500 lives could be saved annually if stroke units were introduced into Irish hospitals.. In November 2009, the Irish Heart Foundation launched its Stroke Manifesto calling for urgent action to overhaul stroke services.. Join the Irish Heart Foundation’s campaign today for better stroke services.. History.. was established in 1966.. Achievements.. Coronary care units in all hospitals 1966-1975.. Public awareness and education programme.. ‘Action for Life’ program in schools.. ‘Sli na Slainte’ 157 locations – now adopted in many countries.. Advocacy smoking ban 2004.. National patient helpline 2006.. National stroke audit 2008.. Funding.. is 90 per cent funded by public donations.. The IHF FAST Advert..

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  • Title: Run with Alan « 35 Marathon Man
    Descriptive info: Day 35:.. On this final day – you have the chance to join Alan, raise vital funds for the Irish Heart Foundation and run the Viking Marathon in Waterford.. To run with Alan, you will need to raise 350EUR and register to run the Waterford Viking Marathon.. To Register.. and see the route details, click on the following links below:.. Request a Fundraising Pack:.. http://www.. irishheart.. ie/iopen24/forms.. php?fID=37.. Routes:.. waterfordvikingmarathon.. com/viking-marathon-routes.. html.. Registration.. com/viking-registration-2012..

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  • Title: Daily Routine « 35 Marathon Man
    Descriptive info: Uncategorized.. 7a.. m Get up, stretch, pack up bags.. 7:50a.. m Get funny looks off waitress for ordering two bowls of porridge.. 8:15a.. m Leave hotel to the point where I finished the previous day s marathon.. 8:30a.. m Start 26.. 2 mile run and finish without injuring myself (too much).. While I run my support team ring around to get accommodation and food  ...   me going.. 1:30pm-2:30pm Finish run, have recovery shakes and straight to hotel/sea for an ice bath.. 3pm-4pm Travel to whatever pub/restaurant was kind enough to donate a meal.. 5pm Physio.. 6pm-7pm Travel to whatever pub/restaurant was kind enough to donate a meal.. 8pm-10pm Stretch, ice aches and pains and try update social networks.. 10pm Out like a light to do it all over again..

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  • Title: Day 15 Donegal « 35 Marathon Man
    Descriptive info: The slightly longer sleep helped big time and I felt good starting off this morning, besides the usual knee pain.. The sun was out for the first time in a couple of days which lifted moral a bit so I was optimistic about the day ahead.. I made my way out of Letterkenny onto some very hilly back roads.. I slightly regretted the route I picked as I climbed out of Letterkenny!! There was some really nice views but I had to work hard to get to them them.. It was very slow progress between mile 2 and 8 since I had to walk these hills as not to risk damaging my achilles before it s 100%.. Once I got back on the main N15 road I was able to get back running again.. I passed through Ballybofey towards Donegal as temperatures reached approx 18degrees.. As the marathon went  ...   ease.. if only all the runs felt like the last 6 miles today! Finished in a time of 5hrs 44mins, just in time to watch a useless Ireland game.. Hopefully tomorrow will start as today ended.. Michael Davies.. June 11, 2012 at 9:28 am.. Hi Alan, I m filled with admiration for you having finished Day 15.. Well done.. Regards, Michael.. Catherine Declan.. June 11, 2012 at 9:08 pm.. Alan.. Keeping up to date each day on your progress and are thrilled that you are doing so well.. You have to be admired for what you are undertaking, and we are willing you on each day as you get closer to your finish day.. Keep the spirit up and we hope to see you on some of your journey.. Regards.. June 11, 2012 at 9:17 pm.. Go on, Go on, Go on.. YOU WILL, YOU WILL,YOU WILL.. Absoutely NOOO problem..

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  • Title: Day 14 Letterkenny « 35 Marathon Man
    Descriptive info: The challenge is not getting any easier as the days go on that s for certain.. Today started off were yesterday finished, really tough, tired and sore! I was just wrecked and had no energy.. I felt 100 times worse this morning for the first 4 miles than I did at any stage of the Connemara 39mile ultra run, it felt like the running on empty feeling you might get at the end of a very long run but this was mile 1 so I was a bit concerned about what was in front of me.. My knee was in pain from the start, feeling the punishment of the 341 miles of road pounding in the last 13 days.. Surprisingly my achilles went from an 8 out of 10 pain the last few days to only maybe a 2 or 3 out of 10 pain today.. I really can t get my head around injuries that seem acute one day and would generally be recommended to take a few days rest if it was an option but then a marathon or two later they have totally recovered..  ...   and felt good again.. Today thankfully it was a relatively flat route with a hard shoulder the whole way which meant I could relax a bit more and not worry about traffic.. I had to pass more than 5 headstones along the route which was a sobering experience that reminded me how lucky I am to have the health to even attempt this challenge.. Crossing the boarder gave me a massive boost and sense of achievement returning back to the republic again.. Just as things started to feel enjoyable I got more sharp pains in my knee that forced me to an abrupt stop at mile 18, forcing me to walk for a bit.. I tried to run a few times but I could feel the pain building in my knee again.. After a few more attempts I got going again at a cautious pace and had a nice downhill finish to Letterkenny in a time of 5hours 56mins.. Getting encouraging beeps from passing traffic so far from home really kept the spirits up today too.. Hopefully after an earlier night tonight I will feel better tomorrow!..

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