An Irishman Abroad

Irishman Running Abroad with Sonia O’Sullivan: ”Sonia’s Guide To Setting The Right Running Goal”

January 4, 2022
Do you find running a grind? Are you just floating along not really doing much? Tipping along is all well and good for some of the year but to really extract that joy and sense of achievement from running the right goal might be all you need. But how do you find the right one? Let Sonia explain via Jarlath’s goal to run a sub-20 minute 5K. Yes, you’ve heard of Kipchoge’s breaking two project well welcome to Jar’s breaking 20 project. It’s like Kipchoge’s enterprise with pints, complaining and dumb questions from Jar. You can come on the journey too. Join us on Strava and become a member of Sonia’s running club. There’s news on the annual meet-up run in the Phoenix Park and lots more.
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Supplementary research provided by John Meagher.
The Irishman Abroad Liveline is now open. You can now get in touch with us and feature on our shows by sending your WhatsApp voice note to 0044 7543 122 330. Why not pose a running question to Irish Olympic Legend Sonia O'Sullivan or ask our America Correspondent Marion McKeone her thoughts on a current talking point Stateside? Of course, if you have an issue with traffic or elephants on the loose in your area, Jarlath can do his best to sort that out too.
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