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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Marathon aftermath

Did you run in last Monday’s 2014 Dublin Marathon? Enjoyed it so much that you already want to enter next year’s edition right now? Didn’t think so. But for what it’s worth, Dublin Marathon 2015 entry is now open. Only … Continue reading

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Dublin Marathon 2014 – finished!

A tough day, with no PB at the end of it, but I’m still happy. I finished the 2014 Dublin Marathon in 3:38:59, just beating the mythical 3:39 barrier all us marathon runners talk about. (You can find all the … Continue reading

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Ready for Dublin Marathon 2014

The training is finished. I did my last run this morning – a light 1-mile trot around the local park. I’ve got my gear prepared too, including my race number pinned to my running top, the same one I’ve worn … Continue reading

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