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Blog Posts

Update on My Seizures

As we approach my last half marathon for the year and my 2018 challenge comes to an end, I thought I would give you all an update on how I am getting on with my seizures. To recap, at the start of the year I suddenly started to have seizures, these at the time looked...

An honest review of AfterShokz TREKZ Air Headphones

I was on the lookout for a new set of headphones so I could use music as a distraction, not only for running but other fitness activities too.  I must admit when I first started running, I wouldn't go anywhere without music, but then I got to a stage where I just...

The main thing running has taught me!

Running has taught me many things, from respecting the distance of a marathon (it's all too easy to say, "It's only 26.2 miles!"), through to running in the right kit.  One of the biggest things, that I hope I have finally learned, is that it is really easy to...

The Importance of Strength Training

When I first started running, I thought it was just a matter of lacing up the shoes and hitting the streets, logging as many miles as I could.  In some ways this is true, but I really didn't factor in any strength training at all.  My first Marathon in 2016 was a...

Setting goals

I find that setting goals are the best way to keeping me motivated to improve myself.  You have already probably noticed that this year Gayle and I have set ourselves the challenge of running twelve half marathon in twelve months which, to be honest, I have found...

Perkins Great Eastern Half Marathon

Half marathon number 9 for me this year and I have to say, apart from the weather, it was quite a good race and I would definitely consider running it again. The route is very flat and, given the right conditions, I would try to use this course to get a half marathon...

Running for MIND!

Every year Gayle and I set ourselves a motivational running goal. Last year's goal was for me to complete 1000 km over the year, and for Gayle to complete 1000 miles (I chose kilometres because of work commitments at the time!).  This year's goal is to complete 12...

Dublin Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon

That was one difficult race. In fact, I think that has to be one of the hardest races I have ever done, more about that later. What did I think of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Dublin Half Marathon? Well, to be honest, I wasn’t that impressed with it. It was a very poorly...