West Cork Runners Retreat

After an amazing retreat in West Cork in 2019 pre covid, we are excited to return again now to the beautiful Beara Peninsula in 2022. This year we have a new exciting venue as our base. On the glorious Bere Island we will spend our 4 day (3 night) escapes at the spectacular Wild Atlantic Glamping. A true escape – … Read More

Ultimate Runners Retreat – South of France

We are beyond excited for our latest adventure. The location for our retreat is the incredible St Jean’s Retreat at Cordes-Sur-Ceil. Our hosts at St Jeans are the wonderful Chris and Liz (runners themselves) and the venue is the childhood home of Chris whose parents bought a ruin in the 80s and have turned it into somewhere just amazing. All meals … Read More

Marathon Du Beaujolais

Each year we travel as a group of 40+ runners to France in November for a great weekend of running, wine and fun at the annual Marathon du Beaujolais. Unfortunately due to COVID 19 we have missed 2 years now but have our fingers crossed to return in 2022. Make sure you are on our mailing list to be informed … Read More

ForgetTheGym Gift Vouchers

Not sure what to buy the runner in your life this Christmas ? Offer them a choice of ways to make their running more fun, enjoyable and rewarding in 2022. With a voucher for ForgetTheGym, they can choose to spend it on whichever option they wish below :  Here are some ideas :  For a new runner : Beginners Running  (women … Read More

Xmas Lights Runs

To celebrate the end of our running year,  we will celebrate with some charity festive funruns. These are open to anyone who has run with us in person or virtually  in 2021. Save the following dates in your diary. Each event is free but we will have a limit to the number attending. We will have an option charity bucket … Read More

Could you run a Half Marathon ?

Join Mary for her Half Marathon Workshop where she explains everything you need to know to get you to the startline (and the finish line) of your half marathon smiling. Suitable for those training for their FIRST Half Marathon – Moving up from 8k and 10k distance. The aim of the workshop is to give you the tools, the confidence … Read More

Running to the Beat – Using a Metronome

  One of the best tools to help you practice your Chirunning Technique is to use a metronome when on the run. What is a metronome? The metronome is a little gadget that you can set to beep at regular intervals. Each time it beeps, you take a step. The metronome is one of the best tools to help you … Read More

What is ChiRunning?

As runners, we are often given well meaning advice from non-runners: ‘You shouldn’t run so much, it’s bad for your joints’. With over 40% of runners getting some form of injury every year, maybe they have a point. ChiRunning is a running technique focused on reducing the impact of running on the joints and muscles of body and therefore avoiding … Read More

1 Day Run/Yoga Getaway

Fancy a break? How about joining us on a one day adventure to the midlands of Ireland for some leisurely running and yoga with a group of like-minded souls? Our day is made up to two separate parts. Our morning will be spend in the stunning Lough Boora Discovery Park in Offaly and our afternoon will take us to the … Read More

Our ForgetTheGym Community

  A series of individuals turned up one breezy Dublin Monday evening to Mary’s first beginners running class in 2007. They all had different backgrounds but they all had the same thing in common. They wanted to be able to run but they didn’t feel they could do it alone. Fast forward 8 weeks and they were no longer individuals … Read More