Out of breath thinking of hill running? Follow my tips…

Mention hill running to most runners and they are out of breath just thinking about it. Most of us associate running uphill with effort, muscle soreness, breathlessness and fatigue. For this reason, many runners avoid hills in training and struggle on race day or on a new training route when they do encounter a hill they cannot avoid. A spectator’s … Read More

One week in the limelight

Sometimes it’s good to get out of our comfort zone and the week of the 22nd February was surely that for me. It was book launch week and after a (very) long time in front of a computer it was time to trade in the laptop and the running shoes for the high heels.  I hit the road to spread … Read More

Relaunch of Get Running Training Programmes

In January 2018, The Irish Times relaunched Mary’s 3 Running programmes and Mary from ForgetTheGym wrote in the paper each week of the duration of the programme keeping everyone motivated and on track. There were 10 weekly pieces in the paper. The links are listed below  to the online pieces and you can also view the paper cutouts  for all … Read More

Walking with a buggy – tips to make it easier

As part of her series of articles on motherhood, In this article Mary gives tips on walking with a buggy. This article was first published in The Irish Times on 5th June 2017. You can read the full article online

All I want for Christmas is a festive run.

In this article Mary tells us how all she really wants for Christmas is to get out for a small amount of head space before the calorie fest commences on Christmas day. This article first appeared in The Irish Times on 19th December 2017. You can read the full article online here.

Finish the running year on a high

In this article Mary discusses whether it may be best to take a break from running for the winter to regain confidence running and rest some weary or injured bodies. This article first appeared in The Irish Times on November 21st 2017. You can read the full article online here.  

Completed a marathon? Give yourself a pat on the back

In this article Mary explains that no matter what role you played in the marathon you should reflect on this role and be proud of your achievement. This article first appeared in The Irish Times on November 3rd 2017. You can read the full article online here.  

The Week of the Marathon – Countdown

In this article Mary give your tips for the final week in the build up to the Marathon. This article first appeared in The Irish Times on October 24th 2017. You can read the full article online here.

The two simple things successful runners do

In this article Mary tells us the 2 things every successful runner does to keep themselves in check and stay running.   This article first appeared in The Irish Times on October 9th 2017. You can read the full article online here.