With the arrival of the longer evenings, getting out for a run after work will be much more enjoyable. Photograph: Getty Images

It’s already week seven of our first Get Running course and thousands of readers have nearly completed their transformation into fully fledged (...)

Maurice and Deirdre Mullins. Photograph: Claire Byrne Photography 12:34

‘My first ambition is to run a 10k. I’ll stay at that for a few months. I would hope to reach a 10 miler. I might be satisfied with a 10 miler.” (...)

Marlay parkrun: One of nine such events, taking place every Saturday morning around the country.

The Irish Times is delighted to announce a partnership with parkrun which will see all of our Get Running participants invited to “graduate” at one of(...)

As a nation we are not sleeping enough and it’s impacting our health in all sorts of ways. Talk to almost any medic and that’s the message you’ll hear(...)

It seems a bit of a cliché to be talking about how bad the weather has been for running but there just doesn’t seem any way around it. When we were(...)

Get running coach Mary Jennings: According to one runner, ‘It’s been great to get the advice and encouragement to go out running. It makes it easier to push yourself to brave the cold weather and it really is well worth the effort.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Learning to run is hard. There’s just no way around that. Regardless of what level of fitness we are at or what mileage we are managing to log every w(...)

Running coach Mary Jennings will be on hand with plenty of advice. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Our eight-week course for new and returning runners has kicked off. More than 10,000 people have signed up to Get Running and are having the course de(...)

Running coach Mary Jennings, working with Garvan Murphy and Dylan Murphy of Fast Forward, for Get Running, The Irish Times online running course.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The recent study of participation in sport by children and young adults threw up some pretty concerning data. The ESRI/Sports Council research foun(...)

Former Formula One champion Michael Schumacher  waits his turn to take part on a skiing race in 2008  in Madonna di Campiglio, Italy. Photograph: Vladimir Rys/Bongarts/Getty Images

I was sitting in Lyon airport on Sunday afternoon, waiting for a flight back to Dublin, when I heard the news of Michael Schumacher’s skiing accident.(...)

Attire for dribbling babies.

Luxurious bath robeFrequent trips out of your bed are unavoidable when there’s a baby in the house. So look for the softest, cosiest, dressing gown yo(...)