Thursday, July 2, 2020

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...

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:  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...

Runner Profile:  Nigel McKibbin

Nigel McKibbin is a familiar face in the Northern Ireland running scene, if he’s not racing, he can regularly be found spectating and encouraging others.  He has enjoyed a ‘love affair’ with running since his Primary School days and...

Runner Profile:  Conor Bradley

This year’s indoor track season has brought a fantastic new talent to the fore, namely 25 year old Accounting Graduate Conor Bradley.   In his younger years, Conor won Irish and Northern Irish medals at juvenile level and also competed...

Runner Profile:  Jessica Craig

At 22 years old, Jessica Craig, an accountancy student and regular charity volunteer from Bangor is recognised as one of the provinces best female runners. The County Down woman, who has recently been nominated for a ‘Millennium Volunteering Award’, had the...

Runner Profile:  Hazel McLaughlin

Last year, Hazel McLaughlin accepted a challenge from friend and fellow runner Denise Mathers (Newry City Runners) to run every day in 2012.  Three hundred and sixty six days later (it was a leap year!) she successfully completed the...

Runner Profile:  Scott Rankin

In 2012, Scott Rankin decided to take his running a little more serious.  What a good decision that turned out to be!  He went on to set new personal bests at several distances as well as make a name...

Runner Profile:  David O’Brien

Davy O’Brien is certainly a face that many will recognise from the local running scene.  The enthusiastic 52 year old has been involved in Athletics for nearly 45 years, and has an impressive array of personal bests to show...

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...
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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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