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  1. ProducerPascal Derrien

    Pascal Derrien

    19/01/2017
    Let's Finish For John
    Let's Finish For JohnEnd of September means SSE Airtricity Dublin Half Marathon for me and 2016 is no exception. It was my third participation and I was to run it with two galloping friends Cyril and Patrick but before we go any further I think it is important I touch...
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    jesse kaellis
    20/01/2017 #15 jesse kaellis
    #13
    You are welcome, Pascal.
    Pascal Derrien
    20/01/2017 #14 Pascal Derrien
    #11 thank you as always for a sensible comment @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    20/01/2017 #13 Pascal Derrien
    #12 thanks for the time @jesse kaellis :-)
    jesse kaellis
    20/01/2017 #12 jesse kaellis
    Great read, Pascal. Thank you.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    20/01/2017 #11 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    An honorable post, @Pascal Derrien reflecting on the importance of good friendship - camaraderie.
    Pascal Derrien
    20/01/2017 #10 Pascal Derrien
    #9 it was an emotional day a lot of runners got back to me on FB you are not the only one, the editor of Irish Runner sent me a note too :-)
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    20/01/2017 #9 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    When I first saw this on Facebook, it would not allow me to comment or share... I've had this on my mind a bit. The way we train , and run to pursue our dreams and sometimes, we fall, or stumble, just unable to continue. The kindness of someone stopping to acknowledge that we are a part of the common journey sure makes me cry. Not sure why. But thanks for writing this @Pascal Derrien#8
    Pascal Derrien
    20/01/2017 #8 Pascal Derrien
    #7 thanks @Donna-Luisa Eversley for dropping by , comment much appreciated :-)
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    20/01/2017 #7 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Pascal Derrien quite an honorable post. You ability to make one 'feel' the challenge is noteworthy. Thanks for this.
    Pascal Derrien
    20/01/2017 #6 Pascal Derrien
    #5 @Ken Boddie indeed I see some people unprepared or taking a challenge too far, you have to respect the distance. At the last marathon I did, I saw a guy at km15 who was struggling so much that it was clear he had underestimated the challenge..... I see peer pressure in the running community here very clearly.
    Ken Boddie
    20/01/2017 #5 Ken Boddie
    As you well know, Pascal, running can be a healthy and enjoyable exercise, when undertaken within reasonable limits and when employing reasonable controls, particularly as we get older and especially if we exercise less frequently than we should. These days, I prefer to exercise in the gym or swimming pool for short bursts, but I remember how easy it is to get carried away on the road or track 'keeping up' with the group, ignoring pain, and pushing the body beyond previous limits. Many years ago, a friend of mine died during a race, the fittest person I knew, and this has stuck with me throughout my subsequent exercise regimes. I am appalled at the number of Australians who throw themselves into triathlons, with little training; submitting to peer pressure because of a need to form some work group entry or other, without giving any thought to the effects that extreme forms of exercise (particularly on an infrequent basis) may have on the human body. Take care, my friend, and continue to have fun, but listen to your body. Pain is your friend.
    Pascal Derrien
    20/01/2017 #4 Pascal Derrien
    #3 @Dean Owen the photo above was taken by the Irish Runner Mag photographer :-) John was young (less than 30) actually a lot of sudden deaths in running seem to happen with young runners for some reasons. I do run consistently but I don't do times etc. I do it for fun as I am too approaching 50 in a couple of years :-).
    Dean Owen
    20/01/2017 #3 Dean Owen
    A truly noble gesture. I wish someone had a video on you, that's the sort of thing that goes viral. I must tell you that as I approach my fifties, I am more and more reluctant to play Squash, a sport I dearly love, but one that has quite often taken the lives on seemingly fit and healthy individuals including Prince Takamado of Japan, an honorary member of a club I founded back at Uni. Huge respect for getting back on your feet the following year.
    Pascal Derrien
    19/01/2017 #2 Pascal Derrien
    #1 thank you @Gert Scholtz much appreciated :-)
    Gert Scholtz
    19/01/2017 #1 Gert Scholtz
    @Pascal Derrien What we learn in sport is not confined to the arena only - another brilliant piece Pascal.
  2. ProducerShelley Brown

    Shelley Brown

    09/10/2016
    Does this marathon make me look fat?
    Does this marathon make me look fat?It was 2001. Exactly one year and 3 days after quitting smoking, a pack a day of true Cowboy Killers, Marlboro Reds no less. Most of you don’t know this about me. I smoked for years. I loved smoking. In high school we actually had a...
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  3. ProducerNeil Smith

    Neil Smith

    14/09/2016
    Dublin Marathon. A Love Story.
    Dublin Marathon. A Love Story.This was originally written for an Irish sports website and subsequently posted on LinkedIn.I am a pretty keen runner and over the years have taken part in a few marathons. When people find this out I am sometimes asked which I would consider to...
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    Neil Smith
    14/09/2016 #4 Neil Smith
    #3 Thanks very much Cepee. I would say "See you there" but I'll just be another baldy head in the crowd. Enjoy the craic in Dublin.
    Cepee Tabibian
    14/09/2016 #3 Cepee Tabibian
    @Neil Smith absolutely loved this. Guess I'm putting Dublin on my 2017 running list. :) I've only done a handful of races but my experience has been as you said, the crowd makes the race. Just a kind gesture, a wave, a smile, someone shouting our your name /number, or just the presence of people alone can give you the mental strength you need in that moment to keep on truckin when all you really wanna do it give up.
    Neil Smith
    14/09/2016 #2 Neil Smith
    Thanks @Pascal Derrien. You may have to translate the "keep er lit" for the international audience.
    Pascal Derrien
    14/09/2016 #1 Pascal Derrien
    Great read , Keep er lit :-)
  4. Gareth Lloyd

    Anonymous

    04/07/2016
    Gareth Lloyd
    3-D printing is set to completely remake the shoe industry
    www.cnbc.com There's a new arms race being waged in the sneaker industry: 3-D...
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  5. Gareth Lloyd

    Anonymous

    04/07/2016
    What if your running shoes were made from recycled ocean waste.
    Gareth Lloyd
    Adidas turned recycled ocean waste into a pair of limited edition sneakers
    www.cnbc.com Adidas unveiled a prototype 3D-printed sneaker made from recycled plastic ocean waste, reported the...
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  6. Gareth Lloyd

    Anonymous

    04/07/2016
    Have you listened to the excellent podcast yet? I recommend downloading it before your long run.
    Gareth Lloyd
    Marathon Talk
    www.marathontalk.com By runners, for runners. A weekly podcast dedicated to keeping you on the inside track to successful running. Experienced multi-sport athletes Martin Yelling and Tom Williams discuss interesting and topical...
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  7. Gareth Lloyd

    Anonymous

    04/07/2016
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  8. Gareth Lloyd

    Anonymous

    02/07/2016
    This is Hamburg airport. #2024 Runners use the stairs anyway but the marketing is genius. Gareth Lloyd
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