John Collins

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Maureen Brooks, Clontarf, Co Dublin, and Veronica Horan, Ballintubber, Co Mayo, taking part in the parkrun beneath Croagh Patrick in Westport. Photograph: Keith Heneghan

The thousands of people who turn up at parkrun events around the country every week were joined last Saturday morning by hundreds of new runner(...)

Maurice and Deirdre Mullins. Photograph: Claire Byrne Photography

‘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(...)

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(...)

Fulham’s Dimitar Berbatov is seeking a move in January

Dimitar Berbatov is unhappy at Fulham and hopes to leave in January, according to his agent Emil Dantchev. The 32-year-old Bulgarian striker is one of(...)

Athletes are instructed in running techniques at the Masters of Running workshop in Brockagh Resourse Centre, Laragh, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Eric Luke

This was not what I had expected. I’m squatting in the Wicklow sun with a broom handle under my bare feet and my ankles and Achilles tendon are scr(...)

Nan Collins waiting for treatment in the A&E department at Dublin’s Mater hospital. Photograph: John Collins

On a recent Friday night, as my colleague Conor Pope’s Magazine feature on his overnight shift in the A&E department at St James’s Hospital was hi(...)

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