Summer Memories 2015

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Where did the summer go? It has flown by, but thankfully we have so many lovely memories of morning runs, brunches, races, holidays, classes and fun times with the ForgetTheGym gang. Here are some of the highlights…

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At the Races

In July we had a great bunch of our running chicks take on their first 5 mile and 10k distance at the Dublin Marathon Race Series events and parkruns. Plenty smiles at the finish line as always.

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We took a gang to the Great Pink Run for a saturday morning of pink running in the park.

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We still love parkrun though and had some wonderful parkruns and picnics.

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Dublin Marathon Training

Our marathon training group kicked off their 16 week training programme on workshops, group runs and miles and miles.

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Run+Cook Sunday Brunch

We enjoyed a Sunday brunch with a difference at our Run+Cook events with Deelitefull. We even had an alternative hen party join in.

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Loving the Summer

We were blessed with great weather and plenty rainbows and sunshine in classes and only a few days of rain. Our beginners graduated and celebrated at parkruns all around the city.

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100km Success Story

We travelled to West Cork to cheer on our wonderful running coach Anne as she competed a 100k run. Not only that she made it look easy and was first lady to cross the finish line.

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Charity Tshirts

We raised another €1000 for Irish Hospice Foundation from sale of our Running Chick Tshirts.

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We had plenty laughs

Running is meant to be fun, so along the way sometimes you have to stop to chat to the sailors, have a cuppa or just catch up with running buddies..

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We went corporate

Mary travelled to offices and clubs spreading the word of fun, fitness and fresh air at chirunning workshops and corporate seminars.

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Charity Weekend

We had a wonderful charity weekend of classes raising over €600 for The Irish Hospice Foundation. See all the photos.

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We kept on writing

We finally got a bit more organised on our ForgetTheGym blog and added some regular entries. Mary featured in The Irish Times each month writing on motivation, running and lots more. Read all articles in the press.

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Skype Coaching

ForgetTheGym went international and coached many runners via Skype from all over the world and took a little day trip to meet one of our Skype runners in Brussels.

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365 days of success

Our Plank a day challenge marked its 1st Anniversary and 5 of our students celebrated planking all 365 days. We are so impressed with them. Read their success stories.

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Dublin Half Marathon

We finished the Dublin Marathon Race Series with our biggest gang ever at the Half Marathon. We are so proud of the dedication and effort that went into training for this all summer by everyone. See all half marathon photos

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So what happens now?

Autumn continues and we have lots of plans for workshops, classes and holidays over the next few months. We have a few surprises up our sleeves and are looking forward now to the next 3 months of the year..

All our plans for Autumn 2015

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Locations

Our classes take place outdoors at the following locations across Dublin:

Sandymount, Dublin
Clontarf, Dublin

Our workshops take place at the Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane, beside the Bord Gais Energy Theatre in Dublin Docklands.

Chirunning events take place outdoors in local parks or at your club or venue.

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