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Sunday Independent ‘Run Nation’ Supplement

‘Just put one foot in front of the other, remember the finish, you’re past half way now’ ‘Past half way?! That means there’s 13miles still to go, what have I done’. No matter how much I tried to reassure myself … Continue reading

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Irish Runner – August/September 2017

I was recently asked by a colleague about whether they should run when they are on holiday, which to me seemed a pretty simple question with a basic answer – If you run when you’re at home then why should … Continue reading

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Irish Runner – June/July 2017

Before my time on Operation Transformation I could describe my family as being a fairly typical Irish family unit. Two adults working, two children in primary school and all of us with no more than a passing interest in any … Continue reading

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Irish Runner – April/May 2017

The weather mightn’t have made up its mind yet, but spring is definitely upon us and with that comes warmer temperatures, brighter evenings and the sight of more and more people pounding their way through the parks continuing their New … Continue reading

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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…

When writing a tale of two cities, Charles Dickens probably didn’t envisage this now famous phrase appearing on my blog, I’m pretty certain about that. But it is quite apt in the way that I want to use it.

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You’re running marathon, do you think you’ll win?

A common question that every marathoner will hear at least once, either as a joke or if your lucky enough to be speedier than I am, they’re being serious. The answer of course, regardless of your planned finish time is … Continue reading

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It’s mental around here…

Not literally, in fact I’d prefer if I was so busy I’d no time to myself but I have had time to reflect on where I am right now and to be honest, things aren’t all that bad! Its mental … Continue reading

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