October 30th, 2012 | Marathon
1. The most dangerous corner was the VERY FIRST ONE where, having surged forward together, everyone ground to a halt to wave to the cameras massed on a platform on Harcourt St.
So, it’s done – although the 14,000 competitors will be carrying it around in their legs for a few days to come. We hope it went well for you and that you achieved your personal goals – whatever they were, and however they might have changed during the race itself.
October 28th, 2012 | Races
Good luck to everyone doing the Dublin Marathon on Monday. We’re all geared up for it – although by “geared up” we mean “already extremely nervous and getting our excuses in early”. Luckily, there’s great advice for the day from a range of places. Here are our favourites
October 16th, 2012 | My Running LIfe
In 2004, Aidan Curran (now 36) was ripe for a challenge without realising it, and now he has run six marathons in eight years When did you start running and why? I started in April 2004, with the objective of that year’s Dublin Marathon in October. I hadn’t run since my Community Games days and [...]
October 15th, 2012 | Features
Running is a terrific way to discover new places and here, in ascending order, are John Butler’s top five runs from around the world Because it is cheap and I have no earthly reason not to, I’m living at the moment in Budapest. Life these days is peripatetic, the entirety of it seeming to fit [...]
IF YOU’VE been training for the Dublin Marathon, then you should be pretty much there as far as your very long runs are concerned. If you’re new to the distance, you’ll now have an idea of how your body likes the idea of going for 16, 18, 20 miles – or more. With only a [...]
October 9th, 2012 | Races
The second annual Helly Hansen Killarney Adventure Race took place last weekend and having been one of the over 1,100 participants, it’s easy to see why it’s become so popular so quickly. The race starts at Kate Kearney’s Cottage, the traditional starting point for a jaunt up the Gap of Dunloe, but the cobwebs are [...]
October 3rd, 2012 | My Running LIfe
This week, was a bit different: Jacquie Daniel has kept up her walking regime despite being diagnosed with breast cancer and undergoing chemotherapy
October 2nd, 2012 | Features
We realise a large hairy man and a short balding man, in women’s gear, jogging together doesn’t look great, but we do it anyway, writes Patrick Freyne