BlackrockIt’s been an interesting week. I got some good runs in with my longest effort of the year today.

Last Thursday the Physiotherapist Jane Campbell gave a talk to the members of ‘On The Road Again’.  I hadn’t seen Jane in a few years – not since our glory days of running Dublin marathons!

I was curious to find out about stretching and foam rolling.

I find that a lot of people are hung up on static stretches before running in the hope of  preventing injury as one of the main things I teach at my running workshops is to concentrate on dynamic stretches and work on your stride and posture to eliminate putting extra strain on muscles and joints.

I had 2 running workshops last weekend and I still have a couple of places left for this Saturdays workshop.

March is looking like it’s going to be jam packed so I won’t have a date for a running workshop until next week, but I will also be training people for the “women’s mini marathon” in June and “Tough Mudder” in July. Tell me about your requirements

My calve muscles were quite sore since Saturday so this afternoon I walked down to Salthill and stood in Galway Bay for a few minutes. The water was ice cold and sorted my legs out.

I am going to a talk with Sonia O Sullivan next week. There will also be people talking about smart training, injury prevention and nutrition so it should be a great evening.

I had a meeting this afternoon with Áine from ‘Hand in Hand’. They are a charity that provide support for families effected by childhood cancer – I am going to be asking individuals and companies to sponsor a mile on my 2,016 mile challenge.

I am entered in the Health/Beauty category of  The Best of Galway Awards. You can vote at

If you are interested please mail me for more details