Category: special

Things that stand out a little and are worth mentioning


the long runs: second twenty

Last week’s foray back into the 20-mile zone of the long runs went well. It went very well; I could not have been happier about it. Since my school days, I have regularly used...

meeting Mick Clohisey 0

race day: Waterford AC half-marathon

At this event last year, I equalled my lifetime PB for the half-marathon distance. I ran a 1:36:17 off the back of Dublin Marathon training and not a huge amount else. That was the...


race day: beat the train

That time of year again, following the Dublin Marathon. Time for the fantastic Beat the Train race on the Waterford Greenway, in support of Down Syndrome Ireland. A superbly run event, organised by a...

Recovery – original photo © 0

recovery: how far is too far

For many casual runners the idea of a recovery run, following a long run at the weekend can sound like an alien concept. Trying to explain it to a non-runner takes a leap even...


race day: dublin marathon

They say you should never meet your heroes: expectation always falls short of reality. The same is true of running – more often than not. You train hard, to build capability and confidence. Without...