Kenny, sounds like some public recognition for your efforts promoting running & the Kennedy Kane McArthur races - well done!
Thanks guys. I won the Sports Administrator of the Year Award in recognition for all the work I do for the club. We had a great night and it was nice to receive the award from our own Sally Brown.
Congratulations Kenny - I was wondering what the award was. Very well deserved! I'm delighted that you have been recognised in this way. You're a real star
Yes very much deserved Kenny, well done.
TG, a great run for Jim and also a PB for Rodney Agnew of 3.10 and Iain Taggart ran 2.40.01 and another club member ran 2.55.
Congratulations Kenny, well deserved.
Kenny well done top man well deserved
Thanks guys really enjoyed Amesterdam , run went well on a good flat course just dropped my pace over the last 5k or sub 3.20 was within reach legs still sore but already thinking about my next one
Good to hear Jim and a new target in mind by the sounds of it.
Yes Rodney Ian Taggart is in some shape these days. I was 2nd to him in a local 10k about 2 months ago and was wondering how he'd shape up with the "big boys" as he demolished me. Seems at the top of his game right now and a decent guy too so good to see.
I saw some good runs from Ballymena runners but wouldn't be familiar with the other guys.
Well done Kenny. People like yourself are the people who keep running going and deserve to be commended for their efforts.
Well done Kenny on your award.
TG, Thanks for the cheer on at the cross country, was much needed. There's no hiding place when your out there!!
Congrats Kenny and well done to all recent marathoners. How's taper going for those running Dublin? I've developed a bit of an adductor injury in the past week which is fustrating - just hope it can hold up on the day! Icing, stretching etc at present. Don't know whether to try a short run before Mon or just rest completely - comments welcome.
Hi Irene. We don't really need to keep running at this stage. I would be more inclined to rest the injury.
Enjoying the taper. After 16 weeks and 500 miles training to get me from half marathon to marathon fitness, I'm going a do a couple more short runs at race pace, then relax over the weekend. This will be my 4th time doing this marathon, and hope to make a better job of it this time. It'll be a cold one though. 2C with the wind chill! Brrrrr!.
I've downloaded the tracker app on my phone. It'll be handy if that works for anyone waiting along the route. How are others doing at this stage?
Hi Irene, Paul D and any other Dublin Marathoners!
Sorry to hear about the injury, Irene. As Paul says, rest probably best at this stage. I believe we are unlikely to lose fitness by doing nothing this week. From what I've read and been advised, runs this week are really just to keep confidence levels high and avoid 'taper madness'.
Along with my training partner and fellow first-timer on Monday, we are doing 8 miles after work today - 4m @ goal pace book-ended by slow miles. Rest & session with the physio tomorrow and then steady 5m Fri with some strides and slow 4m on Saturday. Getting the train down on Sunday.
Yes, Paul, bit concerned about the forecast temp! I run 'hot' and experienced getting chilled on a 20 miler recently when the air temp and my soaked-through top combined in the later stages. Worrying about clothing choice on Monday can now be added to my list of apprehensions!
Thanks everyone I just do something I enjoy but it's nice to get some recognitation.
Irene I would continue doing what you are doing. If you feel like a run just do something short and a steady pace.
It's difficult to know what to wear you don't want to be too warm and on the other hand you don't want to get cold. Good luck everyone heading to Dublin.
Congrats on award Kenny.
Good luck to all the Dublin mara people...not running it this year
Forecast looks good at present...It should be mainly dry (just a light passing shower possible) with Temps around 7/8C. Cool Northerly breeze.
Those who are worried about being cold.....always remember better to be over dressed, you can cast away extra layers.
All the best to those running in Dublin. Hope the injury worries come to nothing and you all run within your targets. Did this race in 2007 and hope to do it again some time.
Kenny I just want to jump in and also convey my appreciation and congrats on the hard work you put in to our sport, well done on the award.
Good luck to the Dublin Marathon runners, I am now jealous of you all as it is such a great event but glad I never had to put in the big mileage you all have done. This is now the anticipation of what is ahead stage, the nerves are starting to kick in but you all know the work is done, the endurance is there, go out enjoy the event, stick to your plan and I look forward to the chat of PB's and race gossip next week.
Also good luck to all the Dublin runners, did the half this year hoping to do Full next year, wishing I had tried this year!
Well deserved Kenneth - nice to see you getting some acknowledgement for all those unpaid hours of effort that the sport depends on!Good luck to all the Dubliners for Monday - looking forward to reading all about the trials & tribulations on the day!
Ditto comments about Dublin everyone! I hope you all have a good race and thoroughly enjoy the day. I have very fond memories from two years ago and would dearly love to do it again. Looking forward to hearing the reports.
A quick plug for Waterworks parkrun this Saturday. We are having a visitor from South Africa - Bruce Fordyce. For those of you that don't know of him (I had to google him) he has done the Commrades 10 times and won it 9 times. Parkrun on Saturday should be a doddle for him! If you're not doing anything else on Saturday morning try and get along and give him a welcome.
Anyone wanting a bit more insight into Ultra-running icon Bruce Fordyce - check out past episodes of the marathontalk podcasts for interviews with him:
Go to the Audio Archive section and scroll down to episodes 38 & 39.
Does anyone else listen to marathontalk podcasts? I discovered them recently and love them - really enthusiastic presenters, some good training tips and fascinating interviews with both top-class athletes and mere mortals. Also love the Tony's Trials feature.
Good luck to everyone running in Dublin on Monday.
Alwyn I hear great things about marathon talk but haven't actually got round to listening to it.
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