Thanks to the wonderful Sandhouse Hotel and Marina Spa!

Thank you Sandhouse Hotel

Thursday 25th my effort on Co. Donegal’s rain soaked highway N15 took me 43km closer to Dublin. A freezing cold misty rain sapped my energy in the morning. After lunch I was joined by Joe Coyle a member of the local rambling club. Joe set a fair pace for the 18 kilometres we shared. We finished at the Ballyshannon roundabout towards Sligo.

With rambling man Joe Coyle

On the way he phoned Paul Diver manager of Sandhouse Hotel and Marine Spa, a beautiful beach side luxury hotel. Upon hearing of my run Paul kindly offered Siobhan and me accommodation and a delicious dinner and breakfast.
Thanks Paul, we are enjoying our night of luxury in such elegant surroundings :)

Please check out the Sandhouse website HERE



Tel: +353 (0)71 985 1777

The Marine Spa is the ideal location for guests to revitalize and rejuvenate. A harmonious blend of the latest in natural beauty and holistic therapies will heal the mind, body and soul. We specialize in Voyaand offer an organic seaweed skincare experience, Voya Organic Seaweed Baths Spa Seaweed treatments.

Imagine relaxing back into a luxurious steaming organic seaweed bath or try a massagefacialexfoliation or body wrap. VOYA have used generations of acquired wisdom about the sea to bring you an organic beauty range designed to delight and purify your body.

Marine Spa 4 Star Sandhouse Hotel Rossnowlagh Co Donegal

Prior to all treatments, your Beauty Therapist will carry out a detailed consultation and will decide which treatments will suit your needs. The treatment will be patiently explained to you as your therapist proceeds, ensuring your comfort and relaxation. All treatments are available to both men and women.


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2 Responses to “Thanks to the wonderful Sandhouse Hotel and Marina Spa!”

  1. kevin scanlon Says:

    nice to get spoiled once in a while!!!! i hope some more people come out to join you over the weekend. well done. kevin

  2. Ann Says:

    That was a lovely treat Tony, glad you enjoyed Sandhouse hotel. It looks lovely. Might check it out next time we are in Donegal :-)

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I have always considered myself to be an average runner. In school, I was even bullied for I was a sports wimp. Through hard work, dedication, perseverance, self-belief and a strong mind I succeeded in not only running around the world but breaking four ultra running world records during my competitive career. Having previously cycled around the world I didn't start running until I was almost 30. Then I had a dream of running around the world. For many reasons, I waited for over 20 years. One reason was to establish my pedigree as an endurance athlete. I started and finished my world run as the current World Record-Holder for 48 Hours Indoor Track 426 kilometres (265 miles), a record I have held since 2007. I also broke and still hold the World Record for 48 hours on a Treadmill 405 kilometres (251 miles) in 2008. When I retired from competition, more pleasing than any of my world, European or Irish records I had the respect of my fellow athletes from all over the world - in my opinion, sports greatest reward - an achievement I am most proud of. Then I finally put myself out to pasture, to live my ultimate dream to run around the world! This blog was written on the road while I struggled to find places to sleep and to recover from running an average of 43.3 kilometres or 27 miles per day for 1,165 road days. There were many nights I typed this blog on a smart phone, so fatigued my eyes closed. Many journalists and endurance athletes have referred to my world run as the most difficult endurance challenge ever attempted. During my expedition I rarely had any support vehicles, running mostly with a backpack. In the more desolate areas I pushed my gear, food and water in a cart which I called Nirvana, then I sent her on ahead to run with my backpack once again over altitudes of almost 5,000 metres in the Andes. I stayed in remote villages where many people had never seen a white person before. I literally met the most wonderful people of this world in their own backyard and share many of those amazing experiences in this blog. My run around the world took 4 years. There were no short cuts, I ran every single metre on the road while seeking out the most comprehensive route across 41 countries, 5 continents, I used 50 pair of running shoes and my final footstep of the run was exactly 50,000 kilometres, (almost 31,000 miles) I eventually finished this tongue in cheek named world jog where I started, at the finish line of my city marathon. I started my global run with the Dublin Marathon on October 25th 2010 and finished with the Dublin Marathon on October 27th 2014 at 3 05pm! Thank you for your support, I hope you can share my unique way of seeing the world, the ultimate endurance challenge! Read more...


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