Thursday, February 27, 2020

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...

Runner Profile:  Gemma Turley

  Our new 'Runner Profile' is a lady who I have spent a large part of the last twelve months writing about, Gemma Turley. Since returning to running after having her son, Gemma has been a consistent prize-winner, finding herself...

Runner Profile:  Matthew Nicholson

  Our latest 'Runner Profile' is a man I met several years ago whenever I took part in the Run Armagh 10k, Matthew Nicholson is the man behind the popular event.  Despite being Race Director, the experienced marathon runner always...

Runner Profile:  James Brown

  James Brown (City of Derry AC) is a man who has continually impressed me over the last 3-4 years; in truth, I first recognised James’ name as I have a good friend who is also called James Brown, incidentally,...

Runner Profile:  Francis Marsh

  Our latest ‘Runner Profile’ is an athlete that I personally have a lot of respect for, Francis Marsh; since I got into running, the North Down AC man has always been there or there abouts at the front of...

Runner Profile:  Judith Lonnen (nee Lowry)

  In the past 3-4 years the name Judith Lowry (now Lonnen - congratulations Judith and Dave!) has always featured prominently in running results, yet the talented lady is not so much associated with running, but more Duathlon and Triathlon....

Runner Profile:  Aislinn Crossey

  This year, Aislinn Crossey has picked up Ulster School’s 400m and 800m titles and more recently the AAI National 800m title, amongst other accolades.  The up and coming star, coached by Francis ‘Kookie’ O’Hagan has impressed on a regular...

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...

Runner Profile:  Karen Alexander

  Northern Ireland international runner, Karen Alexander has been a fixture at the top of end of race results since I started running.  I have watched Karen race, and compete well over all sorts of terrain in different parts of...

Runner Profile:  Mark Walker

  Like many other runners, Bangor man Mark Walker dabbled with running at school but gave it up to pursue other interests. Then in 2009, Mark started running again and has since flourished in a sport he now loves (alongside...
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