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Banter: The Joys Of Running

On your marks, get set, go! It’s Banter time again and our first outing for 2012 is The Joys of Running. It really seems as if there is someone running up and down outside your window at every hour of …

Tue, Jan 10, 2012, 08:42

   

On your marks, get set, go! It’s Banter time again and our first outing for 2012 is The Joys of Running.

It really seems as if there is someone running up and down outside your window at every hour of the day and night. Running has always been a popular pursuit but, in the last couple of years, it has become a phenomenon. This might be down to the recession, as people decide to keep mind, body and soul together by putting one foot in front of the other and keeping going until they run out of breath, or it might be down to an addiction which leads to marathons, triathlons and even Ironman pursuits.

This Banter panel rounds up everyone from 10k newbies to marathon veterans to discuss the joys (and pains) of running. Why do we do it? What do we get out of it? Where does it go from here? Will we be heading back to the gyms when we have money in our pockets again? Or is running now an addiction for life?

On the panel: Ian O’Riordan (Irish Times and author of the excellent “Miles To Run – Promises To Keep”), Barry Redsettaz (POGO and Jam the Box DJ and marathon and triathlon veteran) and Raedi Higgins (Run Like A Girl). Couch to 10k newbie: me.

The date is Thursday week January 19, the venue is the Twisted Pepper (Middle Abbey St., Dublin 1) and full details are here.

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