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speed check: run 1:35

Albeit a last-minute decision, I decided it was time for a speed check this weekend. The brethren of the #BVSC planned a little half-marathon some time back. For a while, I was on the...

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virtual race day: #BVSC mile time trial

Race day arrived again – yippee! Following the great success of the first #BVSC ‘Lockdown’ 5k Challenge, it was time for the classic distance. The mile had an opportunity to shine. If I’m totally honest,...

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trial run: WAC half

Last weekend we ran a trial of some of the hills along the Waterford AC Half-marathon route. Some additional off-route miles thrown in also to keep the workrate going. This week was all about...

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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...

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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...

food and drink reward for a PB in Clonmel 0

race day: clonmel half marathon

Out of bed at 0630h to do nothing but relax. A little bag-packing, breakfast preparation, and standing on the deck to breathe in the cool morning air. It was race day – race day for...

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race day: Waterford-Tramore 2019

I love the Waterford-Tramore annual run. Luckily, I have been fortunate enough over the last 3 years to put in a strong effort on race day. The race is run over a point-to-point 7.5...