Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Questions New Runners Ask While Out Running

It's great to see so many new runners out on the road but a lot of questions arise while out running and it's hard to know what to do if you've never been given the answers. While out for...

A runners’ foamrolling and stretch routine. Running tips. Backballer. Trigger point. New runners.

Here I go through my quick foamrolling routine to work and help the major muscles used during running. I highly recommend foamrolling to better not only your body but to help you become an overall better athlete. At the end...

7 Strength Training Exercises all Runners Should be Doing. Stong body, Strong Running

7 strength training exercises all runners should be doing. Strong body, strong running. Regular strength training can complement your running and become a valuable cross-training activity. By understanding which muscles are working, the joint actions involved, and how each exercise...

Coaches Corner – Easy and Steady Running

In my first article (Tempo Running) I highlighted the importance of specificity in planning a training programme to meet the demands of the distance you are aiming to race over and also the importance of knowing the goal of every run or session.  Today I...

Training Tips from Dave in These Challenging Times

Bear in mind that it takes months and years of consistency to build a good endurance base or endurance backbone and it is a continual work in progress. With the decimation of the race calendar it is probably a...

Peter Stanley & Steve Ingham Lead Athletics NI Annual Coaching Conference

The Athletics NI Annual Coaching Conference held on 1st December 2019 at Ulster University, Jordanstown attracted coaches from across the country. British Athletics Head of Field and Combined Events, Peter Stanley, headlined the conference reflecting on his own journey in...

Enjoy the trails of our wonderful country in the comfort of your own home

20 min virtual trail run for your treadmill around Slieve Gullion Forset Park and Killeavy Castle. This Second virtual run of mine takes place in the beautiful surroundings of Slieve Gullion. Run a long with me and take in the...

Tips to getting up earlier to get your run out of the way

Tips to getting up earlier to get your run out of the way. Most people struggle with wakening up let alone wakening up earlier to get their run done. I too am one of those people but know that by...

Coaches Corner – Tempo Running

by Dave Lonnen Any running programme should be tailored towards the goals and targets of the athlete and the right balance of interval, tempo, steady and easy running is crucial if the athlete is to achieve optimum results.  Specificity and...

Quick Warm-up for Runners, Cyclists and Gym-goers

Quick, no excuses Warm-Up for runners, cyclists, gym go-ers etc to help get blood flowing and muscles activated as well as joints lubricated. Most people find it hard (excuse or no excuse) to exercise let alone warm up. Here...
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