THE SOJOURN

By , 27th Aug 2021

Some of you have met The Grand Stablemaster (Edwardo Starrett—aka, The Stablemaster’s dad), and for those of you who haven’t, he helps me out with sessions—notably, the world-famous downpour session in Castleisland, which contributed to James Doran winning the European Masters HM Champs. He’s also great for bouncing ideas off about how to enhance your […]

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STABLEMASTER ANNOUNCES DECISION TO NO LONGER COACH AOIFE COOKE

By , 10th Aug 2021

I spent much of this past summer in the western United States in the state of Utah working with Aoife Cooke, preparing her for the Olympics. During our time in Utah, I made the decision that after the Games—regardless of her performance—it would be best for Aoife and me to part ways. As of today, […]

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EUROPEAN CHAMPION

By , 2nd Nov 2020

We’ve got to start with the Stablemate of the moment, James Doran—European champion. Doran’s performance in the sweltering heat and humidity of Madeira to take the European Masters half marathon title was something to behold. Only a few weeks earlier, he was banging out reps in the pouring rain on the track at Castleisland, with myself […]

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AOIFE COOKE’S VALENCIA MARATHON BUILD-UP—PREDICTED TIME: 2:26:29

By , 21st Sep 2020

Yep, I’m putting it out there. But first, let’s kick-off with the recent races… PHANTASMAGORICAL SNOGGING IN KERRY First up, great run from international orienteer and Stablemate, Jens Waechter, in the Kerryway ultra. Jens, moving up from orienteering to ultra trail running, found himself in a phantasmagorical battle for a podium spot. His race report […]

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BANDIT RACES, BLACKROCK 10 RESULTS

By , 31st Aug 2020

What a fantastic day. Rucks of PBs, a course record, and drama (see race reports for full details). For now, here are the provisional results: MEN 1st    James Doran                      52:28  2nd   Declan Guina                     […]

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And, they’re off and running…

By , 7th Apr 2020

The 1st April saw the inaugural Verheul ‘Match’ in the Stablelove Sexarathon Series. Stablemates completed their solo ‘Matches’ over either 5k on the road or 5000m on the track. We had twenty-nine PBs, one man go sub 15’ (at altitude) and one woman go sub 17’ (this didn’t even qualify for the top ten). General […]

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The Stablemaster’s Address To Stazzaland

By , 28th Mar 2020

Irish Stablemates of Stazzaland, this morning, you’ve risen to an existential crises: how are you going to train, protect your families, and survive the lockdown? Although these times will fray every fibre of your being, you have nothing to fear. Why not?  Stazza’s Stable is the greatest training group on the planet. We are the […]

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WE’VE ONLY GONE AND GOT HIM

By , 26th Feb 2020

The General We’ve got him—General Puffball. As many of you know, he’s a world-famous playwright and scintillating journo. He’s kicking-off his account with a tidy article on the US Olympic Marathon Trials. I’m sure you’ll enjoy General Puffball’s intelligence, pithy style, wit, and eloquent wordsmithery.  The Big News Great to see Stablemate Jack Spencer annihilating […]

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