Spring into Running

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It’s at this time of year – every year – that I start to get excited about running again. The evenings are longer, the weather is brighter and warmer (well, most of the time anyway) and throwing on those runners and heading out the door is not half as daunting as it is when it’s […]

Run Safe, Run Smart

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I recently read a story about a 30 year old woman (Karina Vetrano) who was strangled to death in Queens while she was out for her evening run. I was naturally upset and shocked to hear the story, and I read a bit more about it to find out what had happened. I was surprised […]

30 Days – 3.0 Miles – 30% Better

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You know what they say – 30 is the new 20, right? Well I’m not so sure – I’m certainly older, wiser, more content – but the body doesn’t always do what I want it to any more. The spirit is willing, etc. etc. I do realise that I am only in my mid thirties […]

(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 […]

“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 […]

Autumnal AWESOMEness

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I don’t have much to say here – just that this picture is one motivation to go running outside in the autumn/winter. Look at the colours, contrasts and beauty of nature. I am aware that to take this I needed to stop running and flute around trying to find the “best light” to capture the amazing […]

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 […]