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Re: Running
« Reply #5685 on: January 09, 2018, 01:34:33 PM »
Folks - anyone recommend somewhere in Galway that's lit and safe for running in the evening? Was thinking the Prom in Salthill but I stay in Ballybrit so hoped for something closer.

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« Reply #5686 on: January 12, 2018, 10:41:58 PM »
How far are you looking to go?

I used to live in Oranmore, drive into GMIT and head for town from there, in along the quays
Round the racetrack is the other option
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« Reply #5687 on: January 17, 2018, 10:24:53 AM »
Cheers. Found a nice short loop of 4k which has got me started but the idea of parking at GMIT and running into town along the quays is an excellent one. Used to run from near the G Hotel out to the start of the prom back in the summer. Racecourse will be ideal in the brighter evenings as well.

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« Reply #5688 on: January 17, 2018, 10:55:52 AM »
Looking to get into running seriously this year. I would do a bit of recreational running to keep the weight off (10k a couple of times a week) and have done a couple of longer runs on Sunday in the last month or so. I managed them better than I thought so I would like to keep this up with the aim of doing a marathon (either Belfast or Dublin). Trying to set a target goal for the marathon and have plugged my recent runs into a marathon pace calculator on line

https://www.runnersworld.co.uk/rws-training-pace-calculator

Anybody any experience of using these to set a training plan or should I just take a "off the shelf" plan you get on the marathon sites? I would be reasonably fit an looking to do the marathon in under 3 1/2 hours.

Also looking some advice as to the best shoes to buy. I ve been running in a pair of cheap Nikes but been told that if I am going to start to increase teh distances I shoudl upgrade. Any advice welcome.

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« Reply #5689 on: January 17, 2018, 11:15:02 AM »
When i was looking for trainers for the Marathon, I went to the running shop in Belfast, the staff are all runners and the sales person I got had done a few marathons and knew his trainers

I did the gait test there and described what I had been using for years (Asics) and we tried a few different trainers, ended up going for the Hoka range, plenty of support and fitted well, cost about 130 or so but they guy said they would be great for a marathon distance so I gave them a whirl, first few runs no issues (I expected there to be some discomfort, but no) and I only used them for runs over 10 miles or so..

As for the mile calculator, looked at it at the start and it gave me hope of finishing in around 3.30, race day was totaly different, was another 29 minutes on that... so if you can stick to a plan a hundred percent then you'll get close to that goal of under 3.30 but I'd say add a few minutes on to the projected time as it doesnt take into consideration, the elements of the day, the hills and how you are feeling!
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« Reply #5690 on: January 17, 2018, 11:26:56 AM »
Anyone ever do the Bray cliff trail 10k? It's on March 31st.....am thinking of doing it. I'd imagine it might be a nice run?

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« Reply #5691 on: January 17, 2018, 11:30:18 AM »
When i was looking for trainers for the Marathon, I went to the running shop in Belfast, the staff are all runners and the sales person I got had done a few marathons and knew his trainers

I did the gait test there and described what I had been using for years (Asics) and we tried a few different trainers, ended up going for the Hoka range, plenty of support and fitted well, cost about 130 or so but they guy said they would be great for a marathon distance so I gave them a whirl, first few runs no issues (I expected there to be some discomfort, but no) and I only used them for runs over 10 miles or so..

As for the mile calculator, looked at it at the start and it gave me hope of finishing in around 3.30, race day was totaly different, was another 29 minutes on that... so if you can stick to a plan a hundred percent then you'll get close to that goal of under 3.30 but I'd say add a few minutes on to the projected time as it doesnt take into consideration, the elements of the day, the hills and how you are feeling!

Cheers MR, might take a run into that shop as I have had problems in the past with achilles problems when playing on hard pitches so  definitely do not want to start picking up niggly  injuries.


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« Reply #5692 on: January 17, 2018, 11:30:32 AM »
Looking to get into running seriously this year. I would do a bit of recreational running to keep the weight off (10k a couple of times a week) and have done a couple of longer runs on Sunday in the last month or so. I managed them better than I thought so I would like to keep this up with the aim of doing a marathon (either Belfast or Dublin). Trying to set a target goal for the marathon and have plugged my recent runs into a marathon pace calculator on line

https://www.runnersworld.co.uk/rws-training-pace-calculator

Anybody any experience of using these to set a training plan or should I just take a "off the shelf" plan you get on the marathon sites? I would be reasonably fit an looking to do the marathon in under 3 1/2 hours.

Also looking some advice as to the best shoes to buy. I ve been running in a pair of cheap Nikes but been told that if I am going to start to increase teh distances I shoudl upgrade. Any advice welcome.

TabClear, I would say take your time and forget about Belfast as its too soon and concentrate on Dublin in October. As for a time, for a first marathon don't be worrying about setting goals, just try and get out consistently at the minute and get your legs used to running. There are loads of marathon training plans that last 18, 16, 14 or 12 weeks that will get you ready for a marathon. Better still, if you have a local running club, join them. The knowledge and experience you'll get from a club can't be matched. For trainers head to a specialised running shop, they can check your gait for ideal trainers. You don't have to buy the latest model shoes, last years models do the same job and are usually a lot cheaper. A running watch is a great tool for measuring pace and distance, best for those is Garmin. Main thing, get out and enjoy it.

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« Reply #5693 on: January 17, 2018, 12:21:27 PM »
Looking to get into running seriously this year. I would do a bit of recreational running to keep the weight off (10k a couple of times a week) and have done a couple of longer runs on Sunday in the last month or so. I managed them better than I thought so I would like to keep this up with the aim of doing a marathon (either Belfast or Dublin). Trying to set a target goal for the marathon and have plugged my recent runs into a marathon pace calculator on line

https://www.runnersworld.co.uk/rws-training-pace-calculator

Anybody any experience of using these to set a training plan or should I just take a "off the shelf" plan you get on the marathon sites? I would be reasonably fit an looking to do the marathon in under 3 1/2 hours.

Also looking some advice as to the best shoes to buy. I ve been running in a pair of cheap Nikes but been told that if I am going to start to increase teh distances I shoudl upgrade. Any advice welcome.
Good man on taking up the running you won't regret it.

Expensive doesn't always mean the runners will suit you. I was only talking to ballinaman about this lately. I bought an expensive pair during the summer. Soon after I started getting pains in my legs.

Long story short I switched my runners to a cheap pair of New Balance I bought in the outlet centre in Kildare. Think they cost 50 and I haven't had any pains since. The other runners were Hoka and they were 150.

I'm doing Dublin Marathon myself this year.

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« Reply #5694 on: January 17, 2018, 12:27:56 PM »
Thats the thing about trainers, there is no set style that will suit everyone.. thats why the gait treadmill is helpful provided the person doing it knows what they are talking about
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« Reply #5695 on: March 06, 2018, 10:22:06 AM »
Heading to Waterford this weekend to watch my youngest running for the school at the Irish Cross country finals.

Anyone got anybody involved in this, and what would the standard be like?

The Ulsters was held at Mallusk playing fields a few weeks ago with over a 100 runners taking part and my daughter got in as part of a qualification with the school team, she managed 25th with the 2 other girls placing 2nd and 15th, you need 3 from a school to finish in the top 30 to have a team entered..

The top five ran really good times and the boys race was very competitive..
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« Reply #5696 on: March 06, 2018, 10:55:54 AM »
Doing the Carlingford Half marathon this weekend.  Was due to be last weekend but got postponed on account of the weather.

Has anyone ever done it before ? any advice would be appreciated.  Understand that it's a fairly flat route.

I've no big target in mind, just signed up to try and shift a bit of Christmas timber and haven't done as many practice runs as i would have liked but will give it a go.
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« Reply #5697 on: March 06, 2018, 11:18:12 AM »
Have entered the Mourne Way Half Marathon. Has anyone ever done it before and have advice to offer regarding training and footwear? Cheers

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« Reply #5698 on: March 06, 2018, 11:51:09 AM »
Anyone ever do the Bray cliff trail 10k? It's on March 31st.....am thinking of doing it. I'd imagine it might be a nice run?

It's a nice run and the first 2k or so is all uphill.

The course is very narrow though once you get onto the cliff run itself so if you're looking to go anyway fast, get out in front of the main group.

Last 1.5/2kish is on the beach and back up the promenade.

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« Reply #5699 on: March 06, 2018, 05:43:08 PM »
Anyone ever do the Bray cliff trail 10k? It's on March 31st.....am thinking of doing it. I'd imagine it might be a nice run?

It's a nice run and the first 2k or so is all uphill.

The course is very narrow though once you get onto the cliff run itself so if you're looking to go anyway fast, get out in front of the main group.

Last 1.5/2kish is on the beach and back up the promenade.


Thanks Heffo. Unfortunately after I posted this I realised I wouldn't be able to do it this year....maybe next year.