Friday, October 23, 2020

Meet the Runner – John Miskimmin

By Karla Borland, from her blog www.whatkarladid.com I absolutely loved this interview. John's enthusiasm for ultra-running is so infectious! He told me about his inspirational wife, running Spartathlon and aiming high. I am a country boy from Aghadowey in Northern Ireland...

Meet The Physio – Sinead Boyle

By Karla Borland, from her blog www.whatkarladid.com Sinead is a physiotherapist based in Ireland. We started rowing together at Bann Rowing Club around 16 years ago (this make me feel very old when I counted the years!). We travelled around...

Meet The Runner – Susan McCartney

By Karla Borland, from her blog www.whatkarladid.com Susan and I will compete together at the Anglo Celtic Plate 100k in September, assuming it goes ahead. As you'll read she works and trains incredibly hard. This interview really inspired me! I am...

Meet the Runner – Pete Simpson

By Karla Borland, from her blog www.whatkarladid.com Pete and I ran together in Edinburgh – he was always friendly, happy to chat and you could see his improvement year-on-year. When I first thought about the blog, Pete was one of...

Meet the Runner – Minna Jones-Walters

By Karla Borland, from her blog www.whatkarladid.com, photo credit nolimits.photos Minna Jones-Walters is the perfect training partner. She’s up for any adventure, loves hard sessions and is always keen for a beer afterwards. We’ve raced together a lot – if...

It’s All About Balance ⚖ (Part 1)

I began running nearly 6 years ago, when I had only myself to think about, I could run🏃‍♀️ when I wanted, where I wanted and for how long i wanted⏳  looking back I only wish I had took full...

Johnny’s First Sub 3 Hour Marathon

Ah, sure fr*g it. U only go sub 3 hours for 26.2 miles for the first time once in your life, and it took me until I was 49 & 3/4. 2:59:08, has a bit of a ring to...

Congratulations to this weeks Inspirational Runner Fiona Oaks!🌿🌿

Inspiring in so many ways, co founder of one of the UK’s largest running groups ‘Vegan Runners’, she graces a 2:38 marathon pb holds four Guinness World Records, which includes winning the North Pole Marathon finishing 8th...

My Running Profile – Pat O’Driscoll from North Down Athletic Club

Running Profile by Pat O'Driscoll Name Pat O’Driscoll Place of birth Belfast Age Category M70 PB’s 1 mile - 6:17 (Stormont 2000) 3 miles - 18:45 (Horner Races 1995) 5K - 20:19 (Guinness Brewery 1998) 4 miles - 26:11 (Shankill 1992) 5 miles - 31:54 (Swift Screw 1995) 9K...

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...
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