Category Archives: 5 mile, 5k and parkrun

Tralee parkrun coming up roses

For the last couple of years my home town of Tralee, Co. Kerry, Ireland, The World has been gripped by running fever. The Tralee Marathon, first run in 2013, has been a great success, and is now complemented by a … Continue reading

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My first cross country race: BHAA Eircom CC 2015

If only because I managed to eat my own weight in barm brack afterwards, my cross country debut was a success. Last Saturday I ran the BHAA Eircom CC 5-mile race in 34:09, for a good time in every sense. (The BHAA … Continue reading

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First parkrun of the year

Today I had my first post-Christmas test – a return to parkrun. With a view to blowing off the Christmas cobwebs, not to mention burning off the Christmas junk-loading, I headed up to my nearest parkrun, at Tymon Park in … Continue reading

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Donore Harriers Jingle Bells 5K 2014

Christmas is a time for giving to the ones you love the most, and for me that means giving to myself. This weekend I started my festive running season by treating myself to a new 5K personal best time of 19:25. And … Continue reading

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Irish Runner 5 Mile 2014

My summer of racing has started. I ran the Irish Runner 5 Mile in the Phoenix Park in Dublin this morning, with a finishing time of 33:29 – taking 8 minutes off my previous personal best for this distance. (You can … Continue reading

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Beat your race number!

I’m not religious, spiritual or superstitious, nor do I believe in destiny or fate. I don’t even believe the bus exists until I actually see it pulling up to the stop. But even my rational scepticism withers in awe before … Continue reading

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Tymon parkrun, Dublin – off to a flyer!

My favourite local park for running now has its own parkrun. This morning saw the inaugural Tymon parkrun in Dublin. It’s the second-largest park in Dublin, but Tymon Park is somehow unknown to a lot of native Dubliners. Truth be … Continue reading

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