(nearly had a)Heart(attack) of Galway

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What better way to spend a bright and crisp Valentine’s Sunday than partaking in an amazing, but heart-thumping, run-&-obstacle course event in the heart of the fantastic city of Galway? None, that’s what. Yesterday, almost 200 participants (and countless volunteers) gathered in Shop Street outside 56 Central to run or walk what we thought was […]

Hey, hey we’re the Burpees

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If you’ve heard of burpees before, then you will know that they are a combination of the devil’s spawn and a lashing from a cat o’nine tails. They are like a dynamic plank, followed by a push-up, that end in a vertical jump, which you try to do quickly and in a controlled manner. I’ve […]

“Runners on the Storm…”

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Storm Desmond has passed but not without leaving much devastation in its wake. Not least, the innumerable Teresa Mannion copy-cats, warning of the ravages of the storm, beseeching us not to go outside! Inspired by this, I decided to go out for a run yesterday as the tail-end of Desmond was passing. Myself and some […]

Let’s go INSANE!

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It is wet, cold and hailing outside. You know you should get off your backside and get out there regardless. But you just can’t – you can’t even stomach the short sprint from the house to the car, and then from the car through the doors of the gym. So what can you do instead? […]

Running up a Storm

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Running in this stormy weather is not much fun. But the sweet satisfaction of finishing is worth it… Check out this collage from an emotional roller-coaster of a run I did last week. And yes, I did feel like an idiot pulling faces and taking selfies. Luckily, I was the only foolhardy nutcase out on […]