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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…

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…

Summer Funrun – Online Coaching

We are delighted to launch our Summer Funrun programme – 8 weeks of online coaching, support, zoom classes and lots of added extras. We cannot coach our runners in person this summer, but we can still be with you – albeit virtually for now. The programme is open to men and women, wherever you are around the world. It is…

Beachfit goes online

Oh how we wish we were with you all by the beach, but for 2020 our Beachfit classes have had to take on a new life. Coach Aoife has been teaching a Beachfit style class through April and May free for all our students. So popular have they been, we are going to keep them going. From June onwards, these classes…

Summer 2020 at ForgetTheGym

It is going to be a summer like no other…  We know how hard it is to stay motivated without parkrun, races, running buddies and classes. But we are here to help keep you motivated, moving and sane this very unusual summer of 2020. After taking April and May to offer free classes, facebook challenges and keep the spirits up, we…

Best running articles for Corona virus times

For spring/summer 2020 we can on longer relay on races, parkruns or running clubs/meetups  to keep us motivated and moving. While the world is changing, we also need to change our perspective, our running goals and indeed our expectations on ourselves to adapt to our new ‘normal’. Running has always been a way to let off steam, to clear our head…

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