Category Archives: Marathon

Tralee Marathon 2015 – finished!

I had struggled to get to the start line, and getting to the finish line proved to be no easier. But I still finished the 2015 Tralee Marathon in exactly 3 hours and 49 minutes. Given that I was sick … Continue reading

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Race to the marathon start line

A marathon consists of two challenges. One is getting to the finish line, and the other is getting to the start line. I’m almost at the start line of my ninth race over the classic distance, the Tralee Marathon. Race … Continue reading

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Finishing on The Mall(s)

It’s spring marathon season, and for us here in the English-speaking corner of Europe that means one race. Many runners are training hard and visualising intently for their glorious finish down The Mall. That includes me. Yes, in a few … Continue reading

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Taper illness

Just because you’re maranoid, it doesn’t mean the world is not out to get you during your marathon taper. With only nine days to go to the Tralee Marathon, I’m sick. I have whatever version of the cold bug is … Continue reading

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Tralee Marathon 2015 – I’m in!

My parkruns and cross country so far in 2015 were fine in themselves, but they were all part of a greater plan. I’ve entered the Tralee Marathon, taking place on 15 March. Tralee is my home town, and ever since … Continue reading

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Women’s marathon stars line up for London 2015

If you think the men’s field for the 2015 London Marathon on 26 April is impressive, check out the women’s line-up. You could say that it’s even stronger than the men’s. Of the four marquee contenders, three are former London winners … Continue reading

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London Marathon 2015: Field of dreams in men’s race

When Kenenisa Bekele is in the starting line-up of a race but not even among the favourites, then it must be some line-up. Such is the case with the 2015 London Marathon men’s elite field announced today. (The women’s elite field … Continue reading

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New year, new running

Hiya pals! What a great back-to-work Monday! Aren’t you buzzing with New Year optimism and joie de vivre, just glad to be alive? Didn’t think so. For most of us, today marks the sad end of the Christmas holidays and … Continue reading

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Post-marathon comeback

The story so far: After a gruelling Dublin Marathon, your blogger takes a break from running for the rest of October – a grand gesture somewhat undermined by there being only four days left in the month. But a runner … 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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