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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THE STABLEMASTER RETURNS TO IRELAND

By , 18th Feb 2020

Apologies for the long overdue update but I was busy on the ground in Iten, Kenya, looking after Stablemates. I’m back in Ireland now and normalcy has returned.  Ten Huge PBs At Dungarvan 10 What an awesome day at the Dungarvan 10 for Stazza’s Stable Stablemates. We had ten huge PBs, a course record, and […]

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MERRY STAZZAMAS

By , 19th Dec 2019

Another great couple of weeks for Stazza’s Stable Stablemates with rucks more PBs, podiums, and great performances. We’ve had a brilliant year and no doubt next year will bring in more awesome results and PBs. While you are all tucking into mince pies and quaffing Dom Pérignon 2009  over Christmas, I’ll be packing my suitcase […]

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