Friday, August 7, 2020

Runner Profile:  Keith Shiels

I first met Keith Shiels on the 13th October 2012, not long after I had set up the NiRunning website.  It was at the Northern Ireland Masters Cross Country trials at QUB Playing Fields in Belfast and he had...

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...

Runner Profile:  Patricia O’Hagan

Our latest ‘Runner Profile’ is Patricia O’Hagan, a young lady who first caught my attention when she won the ladies race in Drumragh earlier this year.  I then watched her hold her own in a lead group containing quality...

Runner Profile:  Eddie McGinley

Eddie McGinley is one of Northern Ireland’s most talented runners; the football fanatic from Belfast has represented Northern Ireland at Junior, U-23 and Senior levels, with the most recent being at the Burgos Cross Country in Spain last year...

Runner Profile:  Julie Balmer

Julie Balmer would currently be considered as one of Northern Ireland’s leading female distance runners, but the success that the Newtownards based lady has enjoyed this year (2013) has surprised even her!  In the last six weeks Julie has won...

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...

Runner Profile:  Ryan Stewart

    Ryan Stewart is a young athlete I have had the pleasure of knowing since he took his first notable steps into the sport; the Northern Ireland junior international mountain runner is a good friend, training partner and former club...

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...

Runner Profile:  Shileen O’Kane

  One of the first people I was introduced to whenever I decided to try Mountain Running was Shileen O’Kane, a lady I consider to be one of the country’s top mountain runners.  Shileen is a very talented, unassuming and...

Now I’m Hooked… Steve’s Story Continues

@ The Saddle Following on from Steve's previous article...https://nirunning.co.uk/giving-it-a-proper-go/ As much as running had facilitated a reconnection with old friends, it was in 2017 that I decided to give Queen’s parkrun a try. The first morning I arrived, although granted I...
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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...

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