June 29th, 2012 | Races
Here’s what the weekend has in store. Let us know your plans – whether it’s racing, training or using tapering for a race as an excuse to sit around and watch sport on the telly.
On Monday, Caroline Reid ran the full length of the Wicklow Way, starting in the dark and finishing, tired but smiling, 17 hours later. Here’s Caroline’s account.
Alan Corcoran is running 35 marathons in 35 days in a lap around Ireland
June 22nd, 2012 | Races
There’s a particularly strange mix of races this weekend. Let us know what you’re doing or what we’ve missed. And enjoy your weekend’s running!
We ran the Dublin Docklands 8k last night, along with the 2,520 others who featured in the final results. And one of those finishers was our competition winner.
Wheelchair athlete Gerry Forde did a 100km ultra-marathon in Portumna last weekend. It was his 212th marathon. Yes. 212th. Read about it here. As the Cork Running blog explains: Just to put the distance into perspective, 100 kms is roughly the equivalent of starting a race on Patrick’s Street in Cork City and finishing on [...]
Five of The Irish Times staff are running the Dublin Docklands 8km on Tuesday 18 June. What will our combined time be?
You run at least in part to destress from life so bringing your smartphone with you might seem counterintuitive. But apps that track your training and compare it to that of your friends can significantly improve your performance and give you that nudge to get out the front door. John Collins tests five of them.
June 2nd, 2012 | Features
Ian O’Riordan has an excellent piece in today’s Irish Times about possibly the greatest night in Olympic history – and Sonia O’Sullivan’s part in it. They came to witness Australia’s moment of glory, and ended up dazzled by the greatest night in the history of track and field. Nine finals, one epic showdown after another, [...]
June 1st, 2012 | Features
This week The Irish Times launches Body & Sole, and it’ll be a fresh way of reflecting the running revolution in Ireland. Because many of us in The Irish Times love running – at all levels from 5k finishers to sub-3hr marathoners – so you can follow our progress, and update us on yours. We’ll [...]