Thursday, May 28, 2020

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...

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...

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...
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