An Irishman Abroad

Irishman Running Abroad with Sonia O’Sullivan: “Sonia’s Unwritten Rules Of Running”

August 31, 2021
After a sensational weekend of athletics at home and abroad, Sonia sits down to talk to Jarlath about the latest events and the less talked about guidelines that make the running world go round. Every field of endeavour has its own code of conduct, accepted and understood best practice. Sonia offers her take on the most important ones including those pertaining to the track while Jarlath quizzes the Olympic great on the more absurd rules he has come across. From snot rockets to the art of getting changed in public, this episode has something for everyone regardless of your experience level. Big shoutout to Tom Corcoran for suggesting this topic. There’s also news on the next virtual Irishman Running Abroad event and full breakdown in the episodes notes (Patreon exclusive).
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Supplementary research provided by John Meagher.
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