Does virtual running coaching really work?

Does virtual running coaching really work? How 2020 made us go virtual (finally) and the surprising things we learnt… It took a pandemic for us to put the time and effort into coaching virtually. We knew virtual coaching had potential for many years, but we were too busy teaching classes, planning running holidays and signing up for races to put … Read More

Marathon Success Story

Since 2011, it has been such a pleasure to see the smiles on the faces of happy marathoners – people who 5 months previous doubted their ability to complete the distance. Here are some of their stories, happy faces and marathon moments… This is Jill at the finish line, yes, the finish of the marathon… “My aim was to complete … Read More

Win your class fees back

Sign up to our January Running Classes before December 31st and be in with a chance of getting your whole term of classes for FREE. How the competition works : On 1st January we will pick the lucky names from the list of people who have already registered. Each winner will get their €90 or €140 money back! Open to … Read More

Summer Memories 2015

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… At the Races In July we had a great bunch of our running chicks take on their first 5 mile and 10k distance … Read More

Claire and her metronome

What a wonderful story from one of our students Claire and her experience with Chirunning and her metronome. The Start: Three years ago I ran my first parkrun in Malahide. I ran it in 36:31. I was delighted to have run 5k non-stop and pretty pleased with my time. I then started to wonder if I could go a little … Read More

Me and my Metronome – Aoife

Aoife is one of our running coaches at Forget the Gym, she started running in 2008 and has been hooked ever since. Only recently however has she taken a chance by leaving her watch at home and replacing it with a Chirunning metronome. Here she explains why. Dear Garmin, I love you, but…. For years I have loved running, correction … Read More

A plank a day – Every day for a year

We are in awe of 5 ladies who have stuck to our daily challenge for 1 full year. Every single day they have completed the plank. Have a read of all their tips for keeping the habit, and learn about what motivates them to keep up the routine. Emma’s Story Hayley’s Story Grainne’s Story Tina’s Story Una’s Story Well done … Read More

From coach to runner

This is a blog post by our Running Coach Anne Jennings who is currently training for the Connemara 39.3 mile Ultramarathon where she talks of her training and being on the other side of the fence as the ‘runner’ rather than the ‘coach’. The running steps to Connemara December 2014 and the FTG coaches get together for an end of … Read More

Irish Runner – Woman in step with the times

Mary talks about ForgetTheGym, how she started running, her plans for future, running holidays and the success of her partnership with The Irish Times Get Running. Mary talks more about her own training, running holidays and the community of runners at ForgetTheGym. (thanks Emma for the photo) You can check our the full text of the articles in Feb/March Edition … Read More

Hayley’s Story

Hayley’s Story What a difference a year makes. Hayley’s story is inspiring for anyone moving to a new location, getting motivated and in particular running with asthma. Well done Hayley, it’s great to have you in the gang of running chicks : here’s to the year ahead. “This time last year when planning my relocation to Dublin I started to … Read More