July 27th, 2012 | Races
Ok, so we’re going to be sitting on the couch watching a lot of Olympics over the weeks ahead, but we’ll also be motivated to get out and race.
We asked for your top running tips for our McWilliams Hotel & Galway race entries competition (there’s still time to enter here), and you responded with a wealth of knowledge
July 23rd, 2012 | Races
Geoff Devitt’s was good. He’s posted a video on YouTube of his lead-up and finish of the Fingal 10k in Swords yesterday. Let us know how you got on in what was the biggest race of the weekend. In the UK, meanwhile, Eimear Mullan set a new benchmark for Irish Ironman athletes when she won [...]
July 20th, 2012 | Features
Sometimes, you just need a little encouragement, but sometimes…
You’ve decided to run a marathon. So now what? Top running coaches have helped develop programs that will work for runners of any level. Here’s a selection – plus some of your recommendations
July 16th, 2012 | Competition
Tell us your favourite running tip, and win a midweek break for 2 to the 4* McWilliam Park Hotel in Mayo and 2 free entries to the Streets of Galway Race. Give us the bit of advice that you most live by – serious, funny, handed down to you or hard-learned – in the comments [...]
July 13th, 2012 | Races
A lot of people will be a week into their marathon training, or just getting into it. We asked you what programmes you’re doing, and we’ll have a piece in Monday’s paper on that, and a detailed post here. As for this weekend, the Dublin Mountains will get a bit of a pounding. On Saturday, [...]
When Adrian Graham‘s father-in-law Paddy passed away early this year, he wondered what he could do to remember a great man and raise money for the fight against cancer. It was time to get running, he writes.
In her fortnightly column, author Run Fat Bitch Run, Ruth Field (and her alter ego The Grit Doctor) compares the benefits of running (even very slowly) with power walking
July 9th, 2012 | Races
We guess it depends on what day your race/run took place. Saturday was unbelievably warm for many of us. We went for a long(ish) run that evening, and if we’d wanted to be that sweaty and flustered, we’d have just read Fifty Shades of Grey. Sunday was pretty rubbish, as many at the National Track [...]
We’ve all been there; you head off on holidays, full of good intentions. You pack your running gear into your suitcase as you picture yourself trotting effortlessly along exotic beaches and around exciting cities . . .
July 9th, 2012 | My Running LIfe
Aid worker Moire O’Sullivan (36) on the joys of running in Wicklow, Afghanistan and Cambodia.
July 6th, 2012 | Races
It’s raining. It’s pouring. So, there’s nothing for it, but to get wetter still. The “Lilliput Legend” is the most eye-catching of events taking place this weekend, combining kayaking on Lough Ennell, with a cycle through the Bog of Allen, followed by a hike over the ancient volcano that is Croghan Hill. The organisers have [...]
July 5th, 2012 | Training
This week, we covered the benefits of even basic interval sessions. But one thing that came up as we were looking into those was tempo running – something which a lot of coaches and athletes swear by as a way of developing speed and race strength.
July 4th, 2012 | Races
Harry McGee I played hurling and Gaelic football at a high enough level until my early 20s. I did all this in tandem with a 30-a-day cigarette habit. Once I started working in journalism, that all kind of stopped. I managed to stay in peak condition with my nicotine habit though.
July 3rd, 2012 | Races
For good views and a challenging route, the Achill Half Marathon takes place on Saturday and takes in a scenic route through the centre of the island while also taking in the coast. It’s €60 to enter, though, so it ain’t cheap. But for a challenge of a whole other odrer, you could do the [...]
July 3rd, 2012 | Races
Here’s a quick rundown of some of the weekend’s highlights, but do tell us what you got up to.
July 2nd, 2012 | My Running LIfe
Adharanand Finn, 38, author of a new book ‘Running with the Kenyans’ tells us why he went to Africa – and what he learned. When did you start running and why? I started running when I was nine. I had just started at a new school and they sent us all on a cross-country run, [...]