archive posts pre 2017
Why and How to Join a Running Group
Humans are a super social species. The stronger a community, the stronger the individual. But, with our busy lives, perhaps it can feel like there isn’t enough time to join a new community, or that it could be too much of a commitment? Running groups are a fantastic way to stay motivated and train consistently, […]
Barefoot Running: Are the Hippies onto Something?
Perhaps it seems like an out-there, left-of-field, “not for me” idea, but before I share my barefoot running experience with you, I want to first ask you to bear with me and suspend your doubts or preconceptions of running barefoot. I’m going to explain how it’s been transformative for my training and addressed many of […]
12 Tips and Tricks for Staying Safe: Injury-Free Running
Running puts a lot more stress on the lower limbs than they may be used to, which can often lead to running-related injuries, but in most cases, injuries can be prevented. In the beginning, your fitness level will improve quite quickly as it doesn’t take long for your cardiovascular system (heart & lungs) to start […]
Your Guide to Virtual Running
A virtual event is different to in-person events as it can be completed in your own location. It is up to you to decide where you will run, come up with your own route then run/jog/walk the designated distance! Although virtual runs have been gaining in popularity in recent years, because of the current restrictions […]
5 Ways to Overcome Procrastination: Staying on Track
Make a Start Before we start anything, there is always that moment of trepidation. If you’re anything like me, there is the seduction of procrastination and there is always that stall or pause when you have to urge yourself on before the magic of momentum comes to keep you moving toward your goals, plans, intentions, […]
Raw Cacao Snickers Bites
Who says a healthy diet can’t include chocolate? Our running coach John O’Regan is a big fan of protein rich chocolate milk for recovery. Like John, we all like a sweet treat now and again, but there’s no reason it can’t be packed full of nutrients. Using raw cacao is a great way to get […]
Financial Broker Blog: How active will your retirement be?
How active will your retirement be? Run in the Dark is not only for young athletes! One of the aspects that attracted Financial Broker to sponsor Run in the Dark events in Ireland in 2019 is that it is open to anyone over the age of 14 and whether they want to run or walk. […]