My 7th year coming down to Dingle for an always memorable and happy weekend. This time was different. I was injured, so had to make a call the night before to drop down to the sport distance. My ankle has been sprained since a triathlon 2 weeks ago, so there’s no way I could run … Continue reading Dingle Adventure Race: 2018 Race Report
Rathfarnham AC Team Report By David Power, Team Captain One of the highlights of the IMRA calendar, a real celebration of team spirit, adventure and surprises. Rathfarnham AC was hoping to continue our proud history in the Wicklow Way Relay, an 8 person relay over 100 kilometers from Dublin to South Wicklow. In our way … Continue reading Wicklow Way Relay 2018
8th – 1h57m One of the excellent IMRA events, which I completed for the 4th time. Conditions were calm and mild, and a lot drier underfoot thank I’d expected. It’s nice waiting at the start in Ballinstoe. Watching the Ultra runners reach their halfway mark, just as we set off. Fair play to them all. … Continue reading Maurice Mullins Trail 2018
WIT Arena, Waterford, 17th December 2017 44th in 21:37 (3:45 pace over a muddy & hilly 6km course) Pure racing. Raw sport. No bells or whistles. Cross country needs a muddy field, a car park, tape to mark the course and start/finish line. Bring along 2,000 runners of all ages and let them at it. … Continue reading Novice XC Champs 2017
I can’t remember who Achilles was but he’s got a tendon named after him. So, I’m assuming he knows how I feel, with a bit of Achilles Tendinopathy. It’s a mouthful but a month into physio, rehab and no running I know a bit more. Being told I can’t run and need to rest is … Continue reading Achilles Injury: The Positives
Result: 6th in 2hr 54m “Rachaimíd ar nós na gaoithe” was my thought at the start line on the Marina in Dingle. I was buzzing after hearing the living legend Micheál O’Muircheartaigh, who started the race with a countdown “o deich a haon.” This was my 7th year doing DAR – I’ve finished 4th twice, … Continue reading DAR 2017: Race Report
My Health Matters – Seán Kinnane (April 2017) Things clicked again today. I got refocused on making sporting goals this year and believing that I have a lot more potential to run faster. The catalyst was a VO2 test. It took 20 mins running on a treadmill and 20 mins to explain the results. An … Continue reading VO2 Max Test
Race report from the Maurice Mullins Trail race on the Wicklow Way. Organised by IMRA in March 2017 over 26km.
Book review on Run Wild by Boff Whalley - musician & runner.
Most people start a new year straight out of the blocks, eager to start that marathon or 5km training. I’ve listened to friends talking about the London Marathon in April, Manchester in March, duathlons in January and cross country on the unusually dry fields of Leinster. I’ve to watch from afar. The runner who can’t … Continue reading First run of 2017