Alister Brown MBA is a runner, triathlete and running coach from the UK and in this article in “Stories” he talks openly about his personal struggle with anxiety and depression, and how he found running to be a very powerful means of managing his mental health.
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Race Report: Berlin Marathon 2016
Berlin Marathon 2016 Race Report If ever there was a song lyric to sum up how I felt about running the Berlin Marathon 2016, this classic from the Rolling Stones would definitely be the one. “You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes you might find, you get what you need” […]
Race Report: Bohernabreena 10K Forest Run
The Inaugural Bohernabreena 10K Forest Run Originally I had planned to only run the Rock’N’Roll Half Marathon in Dublin in August. It was to be my third and I was really looking forward to it. I won’t be talking about the RNR here as I think it’s been already well covered. I added two other events […]
Finding Motivation For Running Despite Injury & Self Doubt
Darren Horgan, like most of us, is a recreational runner yet no less serious about achieving his marathon goals than any professional runner. In this Stories piece, Darren tells how he managed to get his running mojo back after the challenge of persistent injury. Many of you no doubt can relate.
Lost In The Midlands On An Epic Adventure
I first met Pascal last summer (2015) during the 100 marathons campaign for The Laura Maguire Foundation. Pascal was one of those guys who repeatedly turned up at The Phoenix Park in Dublin to run the four loop 10.25 km course with us. I’ll remember Pascal’s contribution and that of everyone who came out to support […]