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Saturday 28 January 2023 Dublin: 6°C


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# A good run
The 12-week couch-to-10k training plan to make the most of the Irish summer*
*We can’t promise an actual summer, but we can give you a three-month training plan regardless.
# Follow Journeys
'I hated playing with the girls at first, but I got used to it'
In the first of her new weekly columns for The42, Saoirse Noonan maps her rise to where she is today, combining top-level sports.
# Fitness
Follow Fitness: Check out The42's new series tracking three very different fitness journeys
Today The42 launches a new kind of fitness content.
Ask the Expert: Everything you need to know about the new 2023 Kia Sportage
Ask the Expert: Everything you need to know about the new 2023 Kia Sportage
The Kia Sportage, one of Ireland’s most-loved cars, gets a close examination with the help of Kia.
# Fitness
Why the change in weather should bring a shift towards a healthier lifestyle
Personal trainer David Last on how we can take advantage of the longer, brighter days.
# you can do it
5 tips for getting yourself in gear ahead of the 2018 Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle
You don’t need to spend a fortune on bike equipment to cycle the Ring of Kerry for charity…
# column
'Exercises have no gender, kinda....' - A closer look at gender neutral training
Here’s Dean Merton’s weekly column.
# Running
What to eat, goal-setting and sleep - Catherina McKiernan's pre-run tips
The running season is upon us with plenty of big events coming up.
# Win
'We need these skills more than ever before to stop us slipping into mental illness'
Brent Pope and Jason Brennan have teamed up to write the newly-published Win.
# Fitness
5 of the most common workout excuses and how to overcome them
Personal trainer David Last has heard all the excuses down through the years, but writes ‘if it’s truly important to you than you will make it happen.’
# Fitness
3 simple recipe ideas for on-the-go protein snacks
Personal trainer David Last provides some inspiration on ways to ensure you’re hitting your daily protein targets.
# column
Buddy Up! Reach your fitness goals with a little help from your friends
Find a community in which you can find accountability, support, and inspiration to reach your goals, writes personal trainer Dean Merton.
# Running
5 gym exercises to help improve your 5k time this running season
As the evenings get longer, we’re back into running season.
# Snap!
It's Sunday so here are 10 of our favourite images from the sporting week
Here’s how the last seven days looked through the lens.
# column
Five of the best ways to train: Legs, pull, push, cardio and core
Personal trainer David Last gives his five simple components of a well-rounded workout plan.
# column
Micro, meso, macro! A guide to setting fitness goals and actually hitting them
Here’s Dean Merton’s weekly column.
# column
Chill, get active, learn: Your guide to slaying the Beast from the East
Personal trainer Dean Merton shares his thoughts in a different type of fitness column this week.
# Fitness
Band aid! The piece of kit you can use to improve mobility, core and strength
Personal trainer David Last on resistance bands and why they’re so useful.
# mental strength
Damian Browne on the capsizes, calm, blood and tears of his epic solo row across the Atlantic
We caught up with the former Connacht and Leinster lock as he rested up in Antigua after an incredible 4,800km solo row versus rough seas.
# Fitness
Finish strong! Three ways to end your session on a high
Personal trainer Dean Merton brings you through some quick and brutal (but effective) finishers.
# Resilient
'I capsized twice in six hours... all I knew was my head got smashed against the side of the cabin'
The low points stand out as the most vivid memories for Damian Browne after he completed his epic 4,800-kilometre row.
# terra firma
After 64 days at sea ex-Connacht and Leinster lock Browne completes epic row across Atlantic
‘Without a doubt this is the toughest challenge I have ever taken on,’ said Browne after embracing his parents, brother and sister in Antigua.
# team work
How to get the most out of the gym when playing team sports
David Last offers his best advice for your GAA, rugby or soccer gym programme.
# column
Do less more often! Three useful fitness hacks (that aren't hacks at all)
Personal trainer Dean Merton shares his thoughts in his latest column.
# Fitness
5 tips to help you stay consistent with your fitness goals in 2018
Remember, focus on the small wins, writes personal trainer David Last.
# Running
5 training, stretching and mobility tips that will complement your running
If you’ve taken up running in the New Year, personal trainer David Last has some useful advice.
# Holding your breath
The Donegal man making big waves in the world of professional surfing
Conor Maguire has surfed some of Europe’s biggest waves.
# gluten for punishment
New year, new me: Wilshere credits radical change in diet for improved performances
The Arsenal midfielder believes his diet helped him in the 2-2 draw with Chelsea.
# new year new you
Catherina McKiernan's guide to taking up running in 2018
The two-time Olympian says having a goal in mind is key.
# Fitness
4 tips to help you plan for a healthy and active 2018
David Last’s signs off his last fitness column of the year with advice for how to make 2018 even better.
# Why always him?
The Dublin man who body doubles for Mario Balotelli and Usain Bolt
Having pursued a career in professional football and rugby, Paul Olima fell into the sports modelling industry.
# Ultimate Test
9 of the most extreme endurance challenges in the world
Whoever said ‘Impossible is nothing’ had clearly never heard of these races.
# Goldsmyth
'We always look at people with disabilities and think about what they can't do'
Jason Smyth on embracing challenges and change as he enters the twilight of his career.
# Picture this
33 of our favourite Irish sports pictures of 2017
We remember the past 12 months with some of the year’s defining images.
# Marathon Man
'I'd love to have a crack at another Olympics and make amends for what happened last time'
Mick Clohisey on how his World Championship run was a redemption for Rio.
# christmas tradition
Want to run the GOAL Mile this Christmas? Here are your options across the country
It’s a Christmas tradition for many families, and here are all the times and locations for 2017.
# Checklist
Got a few big nights out planned? Here are some top fitness tips that will help this Christmas
Personal trainer David Last has advice to help you through a season of food, drink and partying.
# into the wild
After rowing the Atlantic with a broken back, an Irish adventurer is set to run 1700km in -30°C
Gavan Hennigan will take on one of the toughest, and coldest, races in the world.
# Through the lens
It's Sunday so here are 10 of our favourite images from the sporting week
It’s been another exciting week in sport.
# happy fitmas
Protein bar selection boxes to shakers - 10 fitness gift ideas this Christmas
Personal trainer David Last on what will be on every gym-goer’s wishlist this year.
# fueling competition
'I think it will bring out faster times for everyone'
A new initiative has been launched to encourage Ireland’s top distance runners to race each other more often.