Sunday, April 5, 2020

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...

A Personal View on the Queen’s 5K

by Domhnall Lynam   Today is Wednesday 25th March, I have had this date engraved in my mind for quite a while now. The Queen’s 5k Race Around the River was scheduled for tonight and I was intending to run...

Home Schooling for Runners

By Sonya Summersgill So unfortunately my workshop was cancelled, for very good reasons, but one of the more interesting points I was going to cover was how to interpret your running photographs. I don’t pretend to be an expert running...

Sports Massage for Runners

Sports massage should play an important part in the life of any runner: from the weekly park runner to the finely tuned athlete... Deep Tissue Massage targets both the superficial and deep layers of muscles and fascia and is often...

STIFF BIG TOES?

YOU MAY HAVE HALLUX LIMITUS... When thinking about the important load bearing-joints you may be forgiven for overlooking your Big Toe Joint, or Metatarsophalangeal, or MTP Joint for short. While much smaller compared to your Hip, Knee and Ankle joints it...

A Farewell to Road Running

The number of roads races being organised by running clubs has steadily decreased and in the current climate this decrease will continue. The latest race to face an uncertain future is the iconic ‘Dark Hedges’ Half Marathon which is...

Antarctic Ice Marathon 2019 by Sean O’Hagan

Several years ago I read a new article about this Irish guy, Richard Donavon who ran a marathon on the seven continents in four days. I was impressed. That was some feat, and it was a Galway man who did it. Looking...

Invictus Games Call Up for Lisburn Army Veteran

Drive and determination keep Mark Clougherty focused both on and off the athletics track. The Ards Rangers coach has his sights firmly set on fulfilling his sporting potential at this year’s Invictus Games in The Hague, Holland, as the only...

The Art (and Science) of Managing Running Blisters

Everything you didn't realise you needed to know about blisters… but will stand you in good stead as you take on your running goals this decade. Truly the worst enemy of every runner (unless you’re very lucky or indeed a...

Rankin and McGlynn win Rudolph Run 10k with Record Times

Scott Rankin (Foyle Valley) and Ann-Marie McGlynn (Letterkenny AC) took the 10k victories at Saturdays Rudolph Run in Eskra, Co Tyrone  recording impressive course records of 31.24 and 34.15 respectively. McGlynn’s winning run continued fresh from her 10k Seeley...
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Sports Massage for Runners

Sports massage should play an important part in the life of any runner: from the weekly park runner to the finely tuned athlete... Deep Tissue...

STIFF BIG TOES?