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Autumn at ForgetTheGym….

6 months on and we are back on the beach – but we will also stay online after such a great summer on zoom! We know how hard it is to stay motivated without parkrun, races and running buddies. But we are here to help keep you energised, moving and sane this very unusual autumn of 2020. Our Autumn plans…

Aoife’s Tips for running in the heat

Whether you are running on holiday or enjoying a heatwave at home, when exercising in the heat there are 2 basics to keep in mind; hydration and sun protection. Anything beyond that will just make you more comfortable on your run. Water, water and more water Firstly you need to make sure that you stay hydrated throughout the hot weather…

Autumn Running Coaching

For Sept/Oct 2020 we are delighted to offer 6 week coaching programmes. You can choose to train 100% online and run from home, or if you are based in Dublin, you can meet in person for running classes. Starting Date : Monday 14th Sept 6 Week Term : 14th Sept – 25th Oct Option 1  : Online Coaching Option 2…

The last of the summer 2020 at ForgetTheGym

It has been a summer like no other…  Despite all the negative impacts of Covid 19, the changes and restrictions spurred us on to be creative in finding new ways to keep spirits up, keep running, stay strong and remain connected with others. Our June/July success story…. For June and July we look our most popular classes/programmes online and we…

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…

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