Runcast TV – Training Run with Sonia O’Sullivan

16 04 2010

Been having a few computer problems recently – to the point where I was tempted to just go out and but a new imac (but i didnt). Anyway had to use another computer to get this edited and it looks like the podcast may have to wait a while longer as the files are stuck on the broken computer.

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Runcast TV – Shaws Bridge to Lady Dixons Park

14 11 2009




Lagan Floods

2 11 2009




World Wide Festival Of Races

13 10 2009

Great run for my first WWFOR half marathon which I did with Darren Houston, a fellow member of Runcast.TV.

Great running weather 13 degrees, a gently cooling breeze and lots of autumnal colours to look at. We did the route of the Lisburn half marathon which usually takes place in June, we were both familiar with the route so luckily there were no wrong turns.

I hadn’t been able to find an organised race this weekend but then 2 days ago i noticed that a giants causeway race was taking place this weekend, but by then it was too late (and expensive) to register. But it was good to do the run with Darren who I hadn’t met before, and we shared a common interest in certain podcasts – 4 feet running, phedippidations and sceptics guide to the universe to name a few.

Darren and I run at a similar pace and we finished the run comfortably in just over 2 hours. Darren has done a few ultra marathons so i’m sure 13.1 wasn’t much of a stretch. It was good to have a real running partner than a virtual running partner for a change and we’re both looking forward to doing it again some time.

Well done to everyone else who took part in the WWFOR this weekend. looking forward to hearing all the race reports. Click this link for a mini podcast race report –  Listen to this episode

Heres a video from the day.





Runcast TV – Lambeg Loop

6 10 2009

A quick trip round my new daily route.





Lisburn Half Marathon

21 06 2009

I completed the Lisburn Half Marathon on Wednesday – for the full race report check the podcast which should be up in the next couple of days. I had a great race and finished in 1:52:55 which I was really pleased with as I was only aiming for a time under 2 hours.
My last half marathon was 26 years ago when I was 12 so I was pleased to improve on my previous personal best of 2:06.
Here are a couple of videos for runcast tv, one from my last training run before the half marathon and one from the half marathon.






New Runcast TV Video

24 04 2009

I finally got round to posting the runcast tv video that I shot whilst in Orlando. Watch out for the still shot I got of some break dancers (do they still call them break dancers ?) in Universal Studios. One of those lucky shots where I caught them in mid air at exactly the right time.
Running has been going slightly better this week, another speed session tonight so hopefully that will go ok.
I’ve started the mamoth task of clearing out the garage before the move. I think that’s going to take longer than clearing out the house. Better get back to it 😦