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Fitness - Thursday 24 October, 2019

Running the Dublin City Marathon this Sunday? Here are some last-minute tips and advice
# Countdown
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# Countdown

Running the Dublin City Marathon this Sunday? Here are some last-minute tips and advice

Oct 24th 2019, 12:08 PM 4,477 Views 5 Comments

Personal trainer David Last returns with some tips for the big day.

Fitness - Saturday 3 August, 2019

15-year-old from Meath takes first place in the men's Liffey Swim race
# Winning
# Winning

15-year-old from Meath takes first place in the men's Liffey Swim race

Aug 3rd 2019, 2:24 PM 61,408 Views 52 Comments

Sinead Delaney, also from Meath, came first in the women’s race.

Fitness - Thursday 1 August, 2019

Love The42? Become a member and support your favourite sports news source
# Kicking On
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# Kicking On

Love The42? Become a member and support your favourite sports news source

Aug 1st 2019, 6:15 PM 20,233 Views 34 Comments

Members will receive a load of cool benefits but – relax, comment section – nothing will change on the site.

Fitness - Monday 29 July, 2019

Analysis: Boks add new layer to scrum attack while Wallabies strike clinically
# Smarts
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# Smarts

Analysis: Boks add new layer to scrum attack while Wallabies strike clinically

Jul 29th 2019, 1:59 PM 9,934 Views 10 Comments

The All Blacks thought they knew what was coming but Rassie Erasmus’ team changed the picture.

Fitness - Sunday 16 June, 2019

It's Sunday so here are 10 of our favourite images from the sporting week
# Snap Happy
From The42
# Snap Happy

It's Sunday so here are 10 of our favourite images from the sporting week

Jun 16th 2019, 9:13 PM 8,013 Views 2 Comments

All the action from a different angle.

Fitness - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

'I woke up at 3am... I was convinced I was dying'
# Pain
From The42
# Pain

'I woke up at 3am... I was convinced I was dying'

May 22nd 2019, 8:25 PM 52,279 Views 7 Comments

Eileen Ring reflects on a difficult few years after a life-altering incident in November 2013.

Fitness - Monday 6 May, 2019

The truth about barefoot running - the key to avoiding injury or a runner's fad?
# Born To Run
From The42
# Born To Run

The truth about barefoot running - the key to avoiding injury or a runner's fad?

May 6th 2019, 10:00 AM 39,398 Views 31 Comments

Whether you’re a casual jogger or into long distance, paying attention to footwear and form could help reduce the risk of injuries.

Fitness - Sunday 5 May, 2019

Runners in Belfast City Marathon run extra 0.3 miles after course mix-up
# Keep On Running
# Keep On Running

Runners in Belfast City Marathon run extra 0.3 miles after course mix-up

May 5th 2019, 5:51 PM 31,915 Views 43 Comments

Organisers of the race have apologised to participants.

Fitness - Saturday 20 April, 2019

'You won't notice anything outside the moment because you're just trying to basically stay alive'
# Scaling Heights
From The42
# Scaling Heights

'You won't notice anything outside the moment because you're just trying to basically stay alive'

Apr 20th 2019, 8:15 AM 9,433 Views 5 Comments

Former professional rugby player Damian Browne is attempting to climb the seven summits of the world.

Fitness - Sunday 7 April, 2019

'I broke my collarbone during a 160km mountain race in Tennessee. No help was coming, it was a matter of survival'
# Heroic
From The42
# Heroic

'I broke my collarbone during a 160km mountain race in Tennessee. No help was coming, it was a matter of survival'

Apr 7th 2019, 8:00 AM 30,843 Views 10 Comments

Cork’s Eoin Keith on his distinguished career in ultra running, winning the UK’s ‘most brutal race’ and taking part in the Netflix-famous Barkley Marathons last year.

Fitness - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

The fascination with fitness technology and whether it helps us hit our goals
# Fitness
From The42
# Fitness

The fascination with fitness technology and whether it helps us hit our goals

Feb 27th 2019, 4:56 PM 4,990 Views 0 Comments

Personal trainer David Last has seen clients invest in GPS watches and food-tracking apps without first mastering the basics.

Fitness - Monday 4 February, 2019

Core, mobility and weight training - 4 tips to help your running in 2019
# Running
From The42
# Running

Core, mobility and weight training - 4 tips to help your running in 2019

Feb 4th 2019, 2:53 PM 9,546 Views 0 Comments

Personal trainer David Last has worked with runners of all ages and abilities.

Fitness - Monday 28 January, 2019

'I'm in control of my own life now': Peter Stringer enjoying his own brand of freedom in retirement
# Longevity
From The42
# Longevity

'I'm in control of my own life now': Peter Stringer enjoying his own brand of freedom in retirement

Jan 28th 2019, 4:44 PM 16,465 Views 6 Comments

A fitness fanatic, Stringer felt stronger and fitter when he retired at 40 than when he turned professional.

Fitness - Saturday 26 January, 2019

From 'feeding the hunger' of the All-Ireland champions to gunning for her own basketball glory
# Nutrikate
From The42
# Nutrikate

From 'feeding the hunger' of the All-Ireland champions to gunning for her own basketball glory

Jan 26th 2019, 7:30 AM 15,241 Views 0 Comments

Dublin LGFA and Longford GAA nutritionist Kate McDaid leads an extremely busy life.

Fitness - Thursday 17 January, 2019

The dos and don'ts of maintaining a sensible fitness plan in 2019
# Fitness
From The42
# Fitness

The dos and don'ts of maintaining a sensible fitness plan in 2019

Jan 17th 2019, 3:23 PM 7,130 Views 2 Comments

Personal trainer David Last on why we shouldn’t dive in head first during January.

Fitness - Thursday 3 January, 2019

New Year, New You: 5 tips to get your fitness goals up and running
# Fitness
From The42
# Fitness

New Year, New You: 5 tips to get your fitness goals up and running

Jan 3rd 2019, 3:26 PM 5,753 Views 0 Comments

Personal trainer David Last offers his January advice.

Fitness - Tuesday 25 December, 2018

Open thread: What was your favourite moment from the 2018 sporting year?
# Have Your Say
From The42
# Have Your Say

Open thread: What was your favourite moment from the 2018 sporting year?

Dec 25th 2018, 6:30 AM 7,107 Views 24 Comments

From Ireland’s Grand Slam triumph to our hockey stars claiming silver at the World Cup, it’s been a year to remember.

Fitness - Friday 21 December, 2018

The best last-minute presents to get the fitness fanatic in your life
# Happy Fitmas
From The42
# Happy Fitmas

The best last-minute presents to get the fitness fanatic in your life

Dec 21st 2018, 5:31 PM 9,884 Views 0 Comments

Gym gear, fitness watches and personal trainer vouchers are all on this year’s list.

Fitness - Monday 17 December, 2018

5 tips to help you enjoy the Christmas period without falling off the fitness wagon
# Fitness
From The42
# Fitness

5 tips to help you enjoy the Christmas period without falling off the fitness wagon

Dec 17th 2018, 5:10 PM 8,019 Views 0 Comments

David Last’s message is clear – enjoy the holiday period but there are ways to ensure you don’t undo all your hard work from earlier in the year.

Fitness - Wednesday 28 November, 2018

A checklist to help you enjoy December but not undo all your hard work
# Fitness
From The42
# Fitness

A checklist to help you enjoy December but not undo all your hard work

Nov 28th 2018, 3:20 PM 6,652 Views 1 Comment

‘It’s important to unwind mentally and physically over the Christmas period,’ writes personal trainer David Last.

Fitness - Friday 9 November, 2018

Christmas is coming! Tips to ensure you stay on track ahead of the festive period
# Fitness
From The42
# Fitness

Christmas is coming! Tips to ensure you stay on track ahead of the festive period

Nov 9th 2018, 8:00 PM 6,467 Views 0 Comments

Personal trainer David Last has seen clients undo hard work during the party season, but there are ways to limit the damage.

Fitness - Wednesday 7 November, 2018

F1 chief wants to see more US, Asian and female drivers as Hanoi circuit unveiled
# Driversity
From The42
# Driversity

F1 chief wants to see more US, Asian and female drivers as Hanoi circuit unveiled

Nov 7th 2018, 1:55 PM 5,035 Views 17 Comments

Japan has led the way for Asian drivers in F1, but Chase Carey is keen to bring in competitors from China and Thailand.

Fitness - Saturday 27 October, 2018

'I didn't know what lymphoma was. So I said to him: 'Is it serious?''
# Comeback
From The42
# Comeback

'I didn't know what lymphoma was. So I said to him: 'Is it serious?''

Oct 27th 2018, 10:00 AM 27,031 Views 7 Comments

Roscommon-man Colin Farrell was diagnosed with cancer when he was 22. Tomorrow he will attempt to run his first ever marathon in Dublin.

'The city we grew up in, the city we know so well, showcased at its beautiful best'
# Dublin Marathon
From The42
# Dublin Marathon

'The city we grew up in, the city we know so well, showcased at its beautiful best'

Oct 27th 2018, 8:30 AM 4,156 Views 2 Comments

Ahead of his second Dublin Marathon, Ryan Bailey on a burgeoning lifelong love affair with the event.

Fitness - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

'Don't experiment on race day' - Planning your final preparations for the Dublin Marathon
# Tie Your Laces
From The42
# Tie Your Laces

'Don't experiment on race day' - Planning your final preparations for the Dublin Marathon

Oct 24th 2018, 8:00 PM 17,490 Views 26 Comments

Race director Jim Aughney joins us to talk through the best prep, what to expect on the day and the best recovery techniques once the race is over.

The last-minute advice you need for Sunday's Dublin Marathon
# Dublin Marathon
From The42
# Dublin Marathon

The last-minute advice you need for Sunday's Dublin Marathon

Oct 24th 2018, 6:15 AM 5,181 Views 5 Comments

David Last has trained clients to achieve their marathon goals for years, and here he outlines his top tips for the days ahead.

Fitness - Friday 19 October, 2018

5 problems that most people face when they start a new fitness programme
# Checklist
From The42
# Checklist

5 problems that most people face when they start a new fitness programme

Oct 19th 2018, 11:35 AM 6,611 Views 0 Comments

David Last talks us through some frequent traits when it comes to mobility, movement and nutrition.

Fitness - Sunday 14 October, 2018

Mayo native Sinéad Diver smashes course record and personal best to win Melbourne marathon
# Unstoppable
From The42
# Unstoppable

Mayo native Sinéad Diver smashes course record and personal best to win Melbourne marathon

Oct 14th 2018, 5:21 PM 8,871 Views 1 Comment

Diver became the second-fastest Irish female marathon runner of all time this morning.

Fitness - Friday 28 September, 2018

4 top tips to help you look after your fitness while on the go
# Fitness
From The42
# Fitness

4 top tips to help you look after your fitness while on the go

Sep 28th 2018, 4:05 PM 7,509 Views 1 Comment

“If it’s important to you, then you will make it happen,” writes personal trainer David Last.

Fitness - Sunday 23 September, 2018

'There's something uniquely special about race day in the Park'
# Follow Journeys
From The42
# Follow Journeys

'There's something uniquely special about race day in the Park'

Sep 23rd 2018, 8:00 PM 3,619 Views 0 Comments

Saturday’s Dublin half marathon raised excitement ahead of next month’s main event, writes Ryan Bailey.

Fitness - Friday 21 September, 2018

Fuelling for a marathon: 'Nailing your preparation is powerful for confidence'
# Follow Journeys
From The42
# Follow Journeys

Fuelling for a marathon: 'Nailing your preparation is powerful for confidence'

Sep 21st 2018, 11:50 AM 6,612 Views 0 Comments

Leinster Rugby and Dublin GAA nutritionist Daniel Davey on what to eat before, during and after 26.2 gruelling miles.

Fitness - Monday 17 September, 2018

'No matter how much you've trained, you're plagued with self-doubt'
# Follow Journeys
From The42
# Follow Journeys

'No matter how much you've trained, you're plagued with self-doubt'

Sep 17th 2018, 7:30 AM 4,835 Views 0 Comments

With six weeks to go until the 2018 Dublin Marathon, The42′s Ryan Bailey is preparing to compete in the capital for the second time.

Fitness - Friday 14 September, 2018

The fitness industry is booming in Ireland, but why are we fatter than ever before?
# Fitness
From The42
# Fitness

The fitness industry is booming in Ireland, but why are we fatter than ever before?

Sep 14th 2018, 6:00 AM 10,316 Views 17 Comments

Personal trainer David Last wonders why all of the hype surrounding exercise and healthy living isn’t reducing our waistlines.

Fitness - Tuesday 11 September, 2018

'It turns out training hard in the gym gets results, not magic movements'
# Fitness
From The42
# Fitness

'It turns out training hard in the gym gets results, not magic movements'

Sep 11th 2018, 1:40 PM 7,842 Views 0 Comments

Personal trainer Dean Merton outlines his top tips for getting back into the swing of things this Autumn.

Fitness - Thursday 6 September, 2018

Getting back to business after summer - 5 tips to help ease you back into the gym
# Fitness
From The42
# Fitness

Getting back to business after summer - 5 tips to help ease you back into the gym

Sep 6th 2018, 3:57 PM 4,551 Views 0 Comments

Personal trainer David Last on how we can reset our goals heading towards the final part of the year.

Fitness - Friday 17 August, 2018

Why choosing the right form of training is key to achieving your fitness goals
# Fitness
From The42
# Fitness

Why choosing the right form of training is key to achieving your fitness goals

Aug 17th 2018, 4:48 PM 5,564 Views 0 Comments

Quality over quantity is so important, writes personal trainer David Last.

'Back then I just played with the boys - now there's 220 girls at a ladies football summer camp in Fermoy'
# Follow Journeys
From The42
# Follow Journeys

'Back then I just played with the boys - now there's 220 girls at a ladies football summer camp in Fermoy'

Aug 17th 2018, 7:15 AM 5,663 Views 1 Comment

Saoirse Noonan writes about equality in sport and the road to Croker in her final column for The42.

Fitness - Saturday 11 August, 2018

'I just looked on Instagram and YouTube on how to do things with proper form'
# Do U Even Lift
From The42
# Do U Even Lift

'I just looked on Instagram and YouTube on how to do things with proper form'

Aug 11th 2018, 9:42 AM 10,716 Views 1 Comment

Leah Cheung on getting into power lifting, managing her type 1 diabetes and targeting national records.

Fitness - Thursday 9 August, 2018

The real reason people hit their fitness goals and how you can too
# Column
From The42
# Column

The real reason people hit their fitness goals and how you can too

Aug 9th 2018, 5:40 PM 5,782 Views 0 Comments

Columnist David Last on getting the results you want.

Fitness - Wednesday 8 August, 2018

'It's such a getaway. When I'm on the pitch, I don't have anything else to worry about'
# Follow Journeys
From The42
# Follow Journeys

'It's such a getaway. When I'm on the pitch, I don't have anything else to worry about'

Aug 8th 2018, 10:01 PM 5,175 Views 1 Comment

In her column this week, Saoirse Noonan looks at the many benefits of sport.