Áine’s Alternative First Marathon Story

Training for your first marathon is exciting, daunting and a once in a lifetime experience. When Áine Scanlon set out on her marathon journey, she never imagined how her expectation of the finish line might change. As a regular at our Clontarf running classes, Áine  had built up her distance gradually from 5k to half marathon. But 2020 she had decided … Read More

12 Months of Running – September

September for many can mean back to routine after a long summer of holidays.It also draws us ever closer to those darker evenings when it is so hard to peel yourself off the couch and go for a run. What better way to stay motivated this month than to sign up for an event. Here are our favourite picks for … Read More

12 Months of Running – July

July brings us lovely warm weather (ahem, yes in Ireland – just look at the pictures below) and lots of wonderful running events. Here are a few of our favourite races this month. Docklands 5k A lovely flat route starting on the South Docks at Lime street and heading out over the Matt Talbot Bridge as far as the 3 arena to … Read More

The alternative Friday night out

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 … Read More

12 Months of Running – June

June usually brings us shorter sleeved running tops and a break from all the layers. A great way to keep going throughout the summer months is to sign up to an event. Even if you are on holidays during the training plan it will make you bring the runners with you. VHI Womens Mini Marathon One of the largest all … Read More

12 months of Running – May

Here are our favourite runs around Ireland this May. Lets start by kicking off the bank holiday weekend with a few events in Dublin and Limerick. Great Limerick Run One of our favorite weekends away is the May Bank Holiday where you are sure to spot a running chick or two at the Great Limerick Run. The race quite literally … Read More

12 Months of Running – April

‘A grand stretch in the evenings’ – all the more reason to sign up to an event this April. Plenty of mid week training runs and full classes of daylight, whats not to love about this time of year? So here are a few of our favourite races coming your way this month. Dunboyne 4 mile A great distance for … Read More

12 Months of Running – March

Be part of your own parade this March March is looking to be a great month of running this year with races almost every weekend. Not to mention the options of parkrun every Saturday.  Why not join us at St Anne’s Parkrun on March 12th when some of our newly graduated Running Chicks will complete their first 5k. Adamstown 5/10k … Read More

12 Months of running – January

Get inspired and motivated this January with our selection of our favourite races/events close to home. Tom Brennan Memorial 5k. The first race of the year is on January 1st, and despite the New Year celebrations it still draws a big crowd. 12 o’clock on New Year’s Day sees all the Lord Mayors Five Alivers & New Year Resolutioners meet in the Phoenix … Read More

Your 1st Half Marathon – Race day

On race week the nerves get in the way and people do crazy things. So many of you listen to our tips each week at classes and workshops but seem to forget everything a few days before the race. Don’t be one of those people. Many thanks to Coach Aoife for putting together these wise words of wisdom and a … Read More