It Will Move You – The 2019 New York Marathon

It seems like a life time ago now but we booked our New York trip nearly a whole year ago, way back on New Years Eve 2018. I’d entered the ballot three times to run New York – it’s a race that has always been on my bucket list (along with London) ever since I’d taken up running. I’ve been lucky enough to get into Berlin and Chicago through the ballot but New York was proving to be tougher to gain entry into.

The Great Railway Run 10k – Race Recap

The Great Railway Run takes place along the old railway line that’s runs from Cork City to Carrigaline. They offer two distances on the day, a 25k and a 10k, with runners on the longer route merging with the start of the 10k at Monkstown where the old railway station use to stand. At theContinue reading “The Great Railway Run 10k – Race Recap”

The London Marathon – Race Report

It’s taken me a while to write this because the London Marathon didn’t go exactly as I planned it. When I say it didn’t go as planned, I mean it was brutal. It chewed me up and spat me out over the finish line. When I started to write about my experience I just … couldn’t.Continue reading “The London Marathon – Race Report”

Endure 24 – Epic, Brutal, Relentless … Brilliant!

What do you do when someone asks you if you want a spot in an event where you run as much as you can in the space of 24 hours? If you’re me, you obviously say yes! Nicknamed ‘Glastonbury for runners’, Endure 24 is a running party in the woods! It’s an endurance running eventContinue reading “Endure 24 – Epic, Brutal, Relentless … Brilliant!”

Race Report: Wickham Torchlight 10k with Rural Running UK

This time last year I wasn’t running. I had been ill for a while and only got to take part in my first event 5 months into 2017 after having to drop out of the Brighton Half Marathon and the London Marathon. When a Rural Running 10k came up last May I thought it would beContinue reading “Race Report: Wickham Torchlight 10k with Rural Running UK”

The East Cork Harbour Marathon … Hills, Motivational Signs and a Personal Best!

Six weeks out from the Berlin Marathon I’m told by my trusty training plan that I should be running for 90 minutes or entering a half marathon event so I choose the half marathon. I’m already running for 90 minutes so I know a half marathon will give me more time on the road (plusContinue reading “The East Cork Harbour Marathon … Hills, Motivational Signs and a Personal Best!”