Category Archives: 10 mile and 10k

Great Ireland Run 2015

The clock ticked to 39:59 and I could see the 10K finish line. Alas, I still had 400 metres to go in today’s Great Ireland Run, and I eventually ran in for a finishing time of 41:22. (You can look … Continue reading

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Great Ireland’s call

Regular readers here will know that I run marathons not for the medal or the sense of achievement, but as a 26.2-mile warm-up for my next 10K race. Last autumn, two weeks after the Dublin Marathon, I set a new 10K … Continue reading

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My 10K race put on ice

All primed and charged for 10K racing action, I went to the Phoenix Park in Dublin this morning for the Aware Christmas Run. But I left the Park without running a step. It was a glorious morning; the pale winter … Continue reading

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The 10 Ks of Christmas

I will measure out my Christmas in selection boxes and tins of biscuits. Yes, after a year of eating sensibly I’ll be treating myself with great gusto – and there’ll be none of this false politeness of “Oh, I couldn’t” … Continue reading

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Run in the Dark 2014, Dublin

Like a Romantic poet in an opium den, I put my hand to the brow and sigh. I grow weary of amassing post-race finishers’ medals and running tops. They lie about my feet like petals fallen from a dying rose, … Continue reading

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Post-marathon 10K – a shot in the Dark

I’m doing a 10K race this Wednesday night, which will be just over two weeks after the Dublin Marathon – and I’m not sure how it will go. The race in question is at Run in the Dark, an event … Continue reading

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Frank Duffy 10 Mile 2014

Here’s a moral dilemma worthy of your Solomon-like wisdom: If you were running in a race, on the cusp of a hard-earned personal best time, and suddenly saw a 20 euro note (or 20 pounds or dollars or whatever) on the … Continue reading

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