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# Data
Big increase in number of Irish adults wearing fitness trackers in 2020, study finds
The findings of the study were produced byTeneo Sport and Sponsorship Index.
# latest
Professional and elite sport to continue under new Covid-19 restrictions
The restrictions, which come into effect on Christmas Eve, could have little impact on sport.
# sport at christmas
Golf clubs to reopen from Tuesday, while gyms to be used for individual training only - not classes
Players will be able to play at golf clubs outside of their own county from 18 December, in line with the general easing of travel restrictions from the same date.
# join the club
Everything you can expect from your membership of The42 this week
We’ve plenty of podcasts, newsletters and other great benefits to keep you off the streets.
# the last word on fitness
Not ready to return to your gym? Here are a few alternative options
Here are some other options if you’re not ready to return to the gym under the ‘new normal.’
# join the club
The rise of Kenny, Pat Lam's philosophy and a Mayo warrior: The42 membership this week
Here’s this week’s substantial sports journalism meal.
# Phase 3
Getting back into your 'new normal' gym routine
David Last shares his dos and don’ts as Ireland’s gyms and fitness clubs reopen.
# join the club
Here's what you can expect from your membership of The42 this week
Sportswriting chat, GAA icons, a coaching masterclass and another journey through space and time.
# join the club
The Bylines project, covering MJ and everything you can expect from your membership of The42 this week
Sam Smith will discuss covering Michael Jordan and the Bulls on tomorrow’s sportswriting podcast.
# join the club
Here's what you can expect from your membership of The42 this week
There’s plenty to keep you off the streets again over the coming days.
Working from home: simple tips for looking after your physical and mental health
David Last’s advice for how to handle the challenges of working from home.
# Coronavirus
Simple tips for looking after your mental health while at home
David Last’s advice to help you get through the next few weeks.
# join the club
Here's what you can expect from your membership of The42 this week
We’ve welcomed a huge number of new supporters over the past week.
# Advice
The best ways to keep your fitness plans going from home
David Last gives his tips on staying active during lockdown.
# next chapter
Your support for The42 means more than ever
We’re committed to telling the story of Irish sport each day despite these uncertain times.
# Snapped
It's Sunday so here are 10 of our favourite images from a sobering sporting week
Here’s the best of the sport that took place over the past seven days.
# Covid-19
The 5 Ss for healthy social distancing
David Last’s advice on how to keep your mind and body fit and healthy.
# social distancing
'When this all passes over, what will you look back on and wish you had done?'
Keeping your body and mind healthy is even more imperative now that we are staying at home. We speak to some fitness experts.
# Stay active
Working out from home: tips to keep you in shape during the shutdown
David Last provides some simple tips to keep you on track over the days and weeks ahead.
Get your crayons out and you can win Six Nations tickets in our colouring book competition
She Can! has proven a big hit since its release.
# Mind Games
The Cork ultra runner targeting 32 marathons in 32 counties in 32 days
Conor O’Keeffe will start his Herculean task on 1 April with 32 pounds on his back, removing one pound each day. For him, it symbolises the weight of depression and his battle with that burden.
# Next generation
'That was my final track race. She didn't even try to win the race, she just tried to beat me'
Sonia O’Sullivan speaks to The42 as she reflects on life after turning 50.
# RTÉ Sports Person of the Year
Cluxton, Lowry and Taylor among longlist for 2019 RTÉ Sportsperson of the Year
The 26 nominees will be narrowed down on 8 December with the winner announced six days later.
# Countdown
Running the Dublin City Marathon this Sunday? Here are some last-minute tips and advice
Personal trainer David Last returns with some tips for the big day.
# Winning
15-year-old from Meath takes first place in the men's Liffey Swim race
Sinead Delaney, also from Meath, came first in the women’s race.
# Kicking On
Love The42? Become a member and support your favourite sports news source
Members will receive a load of cool benefits but – relax, comment section – nothing will change on the site.
# smarts
Analysis: Boks add new layer to scrum attack while Wallabies strike clinically
The All Blacks thought they knew what was coming but Rassie Erasmus’ team changed the picture.
# Snap Happy
It's Sunday so here are 10 of our favourite images from the sporting week
All the action from a different angle.
# pain
'I woke up at 3am... I was convinced I was dying'
Eileen Ring reflects on a difficult few years after a life-altering incident in November 2013.
# Born to Run
The truth about barefoot running - the key to avoiding injury or a runner's fad?
Whether you’re a casual jogger or into long distance, paying attention to footwear and form could help reduce the risk of injuries.
# keep on running
Runners in Belfast City Marathon run extra 0.3 miles after course mix-up
Organisers of the race have apologised to participants.
# Scaling Heights
'You won't notice anything outside the moment because you're just trying to basically stay alive'
Former professional rugby player Damian Browne is attempting to climb the seven summits of the world.
# heroic
'I broke my collarbone during a 160km mountain race in Tennessee. No help was coming, it was a matter of survival'
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
The fascination with fitness technology and whether it helps us hit our goals
Personal trainer David Last has seen clients invest in GPS watches and food-tracking apps without first mastering the basics.
# Running
Core, mobility and weight training - 4 tips to help your running in 2019
Personal trainer David Last has worked with runners of all ages and abilities.
# longevity
'I'm in control of my own life now': Peter Stringer enjoying his own brand of freedom in retirement
A fitness fanatic, Stringer felt stronger and fitter when he retired at 40 than when he turned professional.
# nutrikate
From 'feeding the hunger' of the All-Ireland champions to gunning for her own basketball glory
Dublin LGFA and Longford GAA nutritionist Kate McDaid leads an extremely busy life.
# Fitness
The dos and don'ts of maintaining a sensible fitness plan in 2019
Personal trainer David Last on why we shouldn’t dive in head first during January.
# Fitness
New Year, New You: 5 tips to get your fitness goals up and running
Personal trainer David Last offers his January advice.
# Have your say
Open thread: What was your favourite moment from the 2018 sporting year?
From Ireland’s Grand Slam triumph to our hockey stars claiming silver at the World Cup, it’s been a year to remember.