Duncan’s Story

I started running 2 years ago with the main desire to keep in shape. I ran my first race, a 10 miler in September 2012 and was immediately smitten. 2013 would be the year I would run the Dublin marathon. The training really started early in the year with 5 and 10ks but running a marathon was going to be … Read More

Nickie’s Story

3 years older, but 10 years younger …. Last year I asked Nickie how she was feeling about her running. She turned to me and mentioned that it was 2 years since she started Forget The Gym Classes. “I’m 2 years old but 10 years younger”. That stuck with me – and one more year on,  I have seen Nickie … Read More

Maebh’s Story

I joined Forget the Gym in 2012 and I signed up for two classes a week, Beach fit and Fun Run. I quickly loved the classes and then discovered the added bonus of the social side of FTG. During that summer I signed up for lots of fun runs and it was great to be part of a group. We … Read More

Alice’s Story

I was always quite active but was certainly not a runner. In fact I was pretty sure I didn’t even want to be a runner. Then I broke my leg very thoroughly in a skiing accident in 2002. The doctor casually mentioned that there was a chance that I wouldn’t walk properly again – before he put in a long … Read More

Rosie’s Story

Rosie’s Running Story : How I ended up peeing on the Rue de Rivoli in Paris in the middle of the day. I was never a runner, it wasn’t that I didn’t want to run, I wanted to but I simply couldn’t run. My early memories of running was taking part in community games as a child where I progressed … Read More

Louise’s Story

Louise’s Marathon Story : It was in March 2012 that I decided that I needed to be healthier and fit. My brother had just completed the Dublin Marathon the year previous so he had inspired me to try running. One evening after work I went out and ran for five minutes. To this day I can remember finishing feeling absolutely … Read More

Emeline’s Story

Dublin Marathon 2013 – Emeline’s Story –   “Last summer, I joined Forget The Gym, for the Dublin Marathon Coaching programme. Though I was  running regularly, I was far from being confident in my abilities and I did have  a “go with the flow” approach! No watch, time or distance goals, just enjoying being out and run. Running a marathon … Read More

Emma’s Story

Its hard to believe that 1 year ago Emma was a nervous beginner at our Clontarf Beginners Running class. What’s so impressive is her change in attitude, confidence, strength and dresssize,  all thanks to her dedication to running. Emma is now truly an inspiration to our new students both in Clontarf and also at the parkruns. Well done Emma.    … Read More

Pat’s Story

  Pat attended our Chirunning workshop early in 2013. Having spent many years running, he associated running with pain, tension and general hard work! How delighted was I to get this email from him following his Connemara Marathon in April 2013.  A combination of several things made for a great marathon experience, well within my limits, comfortable, extremely enjoyable and … Read More

Deirdre’s Story

Below is the story of Deirdre, one of our students. At 16 Stone, Deirdre decided to give our Learn-to-Run programme a try. It is hard not to be inspired and motivated by her story, her attitude and her success. So, sitting on my couch one night, surfing the net I saw an offer for a “learn to run” class. Weighing … Read More