We were tourists in our own city last night as we headed to Howth for a scenic coastal trail run followed by the famous fish and chips.
We were blessed to be joined by a wonderful guide, Ger Copeland, head running coach of the local Dublin Bay Running Club who was brave enough to take on 25 women and keep us on their toes as we travelled along the trails towards around Howth peninsula.
With lots of stops along the way for chats, photos and some exercises we were out on our feet for a couple of hours enjoying the company, the fresh air and the glorious views along the way.
Tummies were starting to rumble towards the end as the smell of fish’n’chips tempted us, but not before Ger did some core work and some stretching with the girls.
Most of the girls had never ran on trails before, so it was wonderful to see their surprise at how much they enjoyed it and how much more they were capable of than they had originally imagined.
We have so many trails on our doorstep and its the perfect time of the year to get outdoors and see whats just on our doorstep. We hope to schedule a few more pop-up running nights out over the summer.
Time for Fish and Chips
Thank you to Ger
A huge thank you to Ger for all his encouragement and energy last night. He saved myself and Anne a tough job of finding a suitable route and showed us all how to run trails and more importantly how to enjoy them.
See all our Photos
Check out all our pictures from the evening in Howth. (thanks to Alma and Anne for taking the pics)
Tempted to Try the Trails?
If you would like to check out a great trail run in Howth, how about Sunday morning 12th June when the Dublin Bay Running Club host their annual 5 mile Howth Summit FunRun.
What more events do we have coming up at Forget The Gym ?