Winter Running Safety Tops
Falling temperatures and fewer daylight hours don't mean that your outdoor running routine has to go into hibernation for the winter. Running in cold weather can help shake those winter blues, boost your energy level, and guarantee that you'll be in better shape for the new yeR! Follow these safety tips for cold weather running
Winter Running Safety Tops
Frankfurt October 30th 2016.
Surviving 26.2miles on coke and a cushion.
Back in June I designed a 14 week training plan for myself and whoever else was gullible enough to join.
Athenry native and Athenry AC club member until recently, Dee Grady, ran the race of her life in the Dublin City Marathon last Sunday. Dee, who now runs with Ennis Track after her relocation to County Clare, popped up on the Marathon radar as we were tracking the progress of the leading women last Sunday morning. In contention for a podium finish for the entire race, Dee crossed the finish line as the 4th Irish woman just behind the legendary Pauline Curley in a breathtaking time of 2:50.
Peadar, Maire and Michael all finished in 5:28:06! Congrats to all!
See here for the few seconds (10:18 to 10:27) of MTB telling the world of Peadar's 37th successive DCM.
Both finished safely, in the company of another local old-timer, Michael Glynn.
Fair play all three, and to Martin Keane who was a bit ahead of them on the road!
Established in 1981 Frankfurt is classed as the third fastest marathon route in the world and Germany's second largest marathon. The course record for the 26.2 mile route is 2:03:42 set in 2011 by Kenyan athlete Wilson Kipsang. The course has a total elevation gain of 27.8 meters spread across the entire route 42,195 meters!
Mark Korir (Kenya) 2:06:48
Martin Kiprugut Kosgey (Kenya) 2:07:22
Cybrian Kimurgor Kotut (Kenya) 2:07:28
Dublin City Marathon traditionally on Bank Holiday Monday was changed this year to a Sunday resulting in a 25% increase in entries compared to last year. In its 37th year, approx 19,500 athletes including 5,700 international participants gathered at Fitzwilliam Square to take on the 26.2 mile loop around Dublin city. This race is the fourth largest event of it's kind in Europe and attracts elite athletes from around the world.
Cick here for a fascinating documentary about a girl who attempts to run a half mathon but who suffers from up to 15 seizures every day.
Well worth checking out!
Athenry AC Fit4Life 5km takes place on Saturday 12th November at 11:00am. All proceeds from this event will be donated to GAP (Galway Autism Partnership). This event is specifically for Fit4Life members from all clubs (prizes only for Fit4Life members 1st, 2nd & 3rd). If you are not a member of Fit4Life and would like to run, jog or walk, you are very welcome. Medals for all finishers!