Good Foundations

Beginners should make variety and company the cornerstones of their running programme, writes Catherina McKiernan.  When Irish Runner asked me to contribute a column for beginners my first reaction was where do I start? There is so much running advice out there in print and on the internet, for everyone from

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Clonakilty’s Warm Embrace

CLONAKILTY WATERFRONT MARATHON Clonliffe’s Gary O’Hanlon took a hard-earned victory in the men’s marathon as Scotland’s Joasia Zakrzewski won the women’s race.   GARY O’HANLON of Clonliffe Harriers raced to his sixth marathon victory this year when he led the field home in the Clonakilty Waterfront event on December 7,

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European Award for Bernie

European Award for Bernie

PHOTO: DONAL GLACKIN[/caption] Galway City Harriers Club Secretary and Fit 4 Life Leader Bernie Kelly has had good reason to celebrate recently after receiving a certificate and pendant from European Athletics in recognition of her outstanding leadership role for women that has made the GCH Fit 4 Life group one

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ANKERS AWAY!

ANKERS AWAY!

Brian Ankers has a massive appetite for running a prodigious capacity for enjoying what he does, writes Gavin McGuinness MAIN PHOTO: SGT DAMIEN FAULKNER, PHOTOGRAPHIC SECTION, IRISH AIR CORPS If the name Brian Ankers rings a bell it’s because Ankers, a member of the Air Corp, is the man who

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On the Art Trail

On the Art Trail

Ken Cowley re-lived history and made a little of his own along with 200 competitors in this year’s Art O’Neill Challenge. Photo: John Shiels.  The Art O’Neill Challenge took place again on the night of Friday January 11 and Saturday morning, the 12th! With reasonable conditions underfoot, 90 ultra-runners and

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Basic Strength Exercises

Basic Strength Exercises

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New Year’s Resolution

I am not sure if it’s just me getting older, but time certainly seems to be passing much quicker than it used to when I was younger. There are days – and nights, too – when I find it still hard to believe that I have been on the bridge

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