Category Archives: Dublin

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 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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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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