Rebel With A Cause

Rebel With A Cause

A day in the life of Bob Hilliard, Race Director of the Clonakilty Waterfront Marathon Interview by Cathal Dennehy Photo: Tomás Greally – Bob Hilliard With Boston Marathon winner Neil Cusack in Clonakilty I’M UP AT 5:30AM, and breakfast is usually cereal and yoghurt. For the last four years I’ve

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A Question of Training

A Question of Training

It’s often argued that Irish distance runners don’t train as hard as they used to, but is it true? With another Dublin Marathon around the corner, and a World Championships just past, twotime Olympian Colin Griffin attempted to find the answer as part of his Master’s thesis The vast majority

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Farewell to Ballycotton

Farewell to Ballycotton

After forty memorable years, the Ballycotton Ten is no more.  Six-times-winner Noel Berkeley recalls his love affair with the Cork Classic It came as a huge disappointment to many to hear that the famous Ballycotton Ten has been run for the last time; and that, as if to add insult to

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Lessons Learned

Lessons Learned

National Endurance Coach Steve Macklin recalls lessons for coaches, learned in an 18 year career so far.   RELATIONSHIPS It’s all about relationships. The bottom line is that you are coaching people and not machines; building a relationship with your athletes and having open and honest communication is key to

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Axa Raheny 5 Gallery

Axa Raheny 5 Gallery

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The Power of 400s

The Power of 400s

The standard track distance is a powerful training unit for runners at all distances By Steve Macklin, National Junior Endurance Coach and endurance coach education lead for Athletics Ireland 400s – or ‘quarters’ as they are known in the US – are integral to many athletes’ training programmes. Your local track

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Weekend Round-Up

Weekend Round-Up

Healy keeps up top form in Germany In Karlsruhe Phil Healy (Bandon) continued her fine 400m form on the international circuit to finish second behind Lea Sprunger in 52.67 in a top-quality field. O’Connor breaks national pentathlon record again Kate O’Connor (Dundalk St Gerard’s) set a new junior and senior

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Barr and Healy shine at AAI Games

Barr and Healy shine at AAI Games

Thomas Barr (Ferrybank) and Sarah Healy (Blackrock) were two of the star performers at the Irish Life Health AAI Indoor Games in Abbotstown today (February 4). They saved the best till last with the 400m hurdles indoors, the first ever in Ireland, at the end of the programme. Barr duly

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