Tuesday, April 13, 2021

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...

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...

Giving It a Proper Go

@ Belfast Marathon 2017...following on from Steve's previous article...https://nirunning.co.uk/the-part-time-running-years-part-2/ As I said at the end of the last article, a change in career meant more unsociable hours and the need to consider giving up bowls, which I did do just...

The Part-Time Running Years (Part 2)

(End of the longest training run leading up to the Belfast Marathon 2014) Following on from Steven's previous article...https://nirunning.co.uk/the-part-time-running-years-part-1/ Now that I was starting to set targets for myself, I began to run more and more; and I enjoyed running parkrun...

The Part-Time Running Years (Part 1)

Following on from Steven's previous article...https://tinyurl.com/steve-smyth For the next three years or so, following the Newry half 2012, I guess I was best described as a part-time runner. Entering the odd race and training off and on. I had only just...

How I Came to Running OR How Running Found Me

by Steve Smyth (You Can Jog It) Don't get me wrong, there are worse off than me, but I was born in 1977 with underdeveloped hips, which was treated more aggressively than it is today, with boots and a bar...
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