This week it's a brilliant report from Peter Delmer on his experience at the 2007 Garburn Trail Race.
Never write down a goal … it might come true. I thought about that as I struggled up and down over the last few miles of the Garburn Trail Race. Thoughts weren’t coming easy at that stage, nothing came easy at that stage, as I pushed on over rough, country tracks back towards the town of Windermere and the luxury of just stopping. Standing still has a lot going for it!
Athenry AC fielded a very competitive team at last weekends Connacht Indoor Championships bringing home a substantial medal haul. These championships are important in the juvenile calendars as they serve as qualifiers for the National Juvenile Championships later this month. Every single athlete gave a good account of themselves and each and every one should be proud of their performances. There were 12 individual medal winners bringing home 18 medals and it could have been even more with several of our relay teams coming agonisingly close.
I started running for fun back in 2009. After a few weeks of solo training my first race was the Streets & a couple of weeks after that I did Gaelforce West. Like many others I foolishly thought I was naturally fit & would be fine. At 65k long with Croagh Patrick thrown in the middle of it, it nearly killed me. It was an eye opener.