This week probably needs no introduction. Coronavirus and the resultant disease COVID-19 are sweeping across the globe. People are dying, countries and vast communities are encountering incredible illness at the hands of this pandemic. Sporting fixtures everywhere are being cancelled; that is the right thing to do.
With my decision to pull out of the Tralee Marathon in the face of this emerging crisis, there’s not much point nor desire to push myself beyond ticking over right now. Gyms are no go areas. Supplementary training in the now typical mode will also cease for the foreseeable future. We live in interesting times and I could moan about my running but really, there are far more serious things going on in the world right now.