The Boom Times You can never take it back. The first day you lace up those shoes and head out the door, you become a runner. No matter the level; you cover a distance that can be recorded in time. It could be up to the top of the road or a carefully measured 10km … Continue reading Memory of the Boom Times making the Runner Go Bust?
Campus.ie Ireland's largest independent student web-site with a following of over 28,000 published a piece I wrote this week. The piece focuses on how our education system, free from economic influence, develops resilient members of a progressive society. I have worked in the education sector in Ireland, England, Qatar and most recently New Zealand. My … Continue reading Why Ireland must say no, nay, never to a capitalist education system
They would shuffle out the Cork road whilst scuffing paint off the hard shoulder; almost as if instructed by the council to clean it off for a new coat. Gosh I thought, it must be hard to run when you’re old with legs like wooden poles. The decline is slow, usually beginning in your 30’s … Continue reading The Achilles Tendon: Lives Fast, Dies Young
‘A room with a view’, is an overused expression on accommodation web-sites, they can’t all have it but WHY retreat does. The view in the pictures is what I see every morning as I wake up, every-day I write in the lounge, every time I do a Yoga class and last thing at night. In … Continue reading Why go to WHY retreat Whangerai Heads?
‘You can have one good training session now or two good races later’, is what I imagine the runner’s version of the Marshmallow Test would be. The Marshmallow Test describes a test given to young children to test their self-control. Over many years of research, children were offered a treat. The treat was often placed … Continue reading The Theory of Self-Control: Key to Consistent Running?
How much training for a sub-35 minute 10km? Just before Christmas I ran under 35 minutes for 10km twice in the space of a month having not done so for around 12 years. There are many forms of learning but I think one of the deepest is when you can apply learnings to yourself as … Continue reading How much training for the sub-35 minute 10km?