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Coach Ian Running

2019 Races

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  • December 31, 2019April 22, 2021

In 2019, I ran 3 marathons and my first ultramarathon. I cut down my training hours/miles heavily this year to keep other life priorities in check. I’m not the greatest athlete by any means, I just enjoy the challenge of pushing my limits to see what I’m capable of. I’ve found that marathon racing itself, is a marathon and not a sprint. I’m no longer looking at each race with a PR-or-bust mindset, I just look forward to each challenge with the broader perspective of how running fits into my life at that given moment. So rather than a 2020… Read More »2019 Races

Thursday Night at the Crumlin Boxing Club

Thursday nights are filled with sparring from gyms of all over at the Crumlin Boxing Club (Dublin, Ireland). Headed up by 2x Irish Olympian Phil Sutcliffe Sr., the gym has had a who’s who of pro boxers come through this gym. His son, Philip Sutcliffe Jr (14-2) has also had a successful pro career. Walking in the gym, I see professional boxer Lynn Harvey, wrapping a young kid’s hands, and am welcomed by Phil Sutcliffe and Bra Brady, who I see photographed in pictures of him sparring in the 1960s. Olympian Katie Taylor once trained at this gym, before winning… Read More »Thursday Night at the Crumlin Boxing Club

Boxing in Cork, Ireland

Cork, Ireland ??. Loved seeing this boxing wall of honor at Bishop Lucey Park of Cork fighters, honoring many such as Paddy Martin, Tommy Hyde, Mick Leahy, Jack Doyle, and Albie Murphy.