23 episodes

Delighted to announce a new podcast for the Trail and Mountain Running Community in Ireland. The show is hosted by Eoin Flynn, UTMB Finish Line Race Announcer and 10 time Irish International Mountain Runner.

Eoin is joined by fellow Irish International and winner of the EcoTrail 29k 2019, Ruairí Long, who brings us the latest race results and fixtures.

UKA qualified mountain running coach and professional trail running guide and race director, Rene Borg, also joins us in every episode to help make you a stronger and faster Trail runner. Rene can be contacted at www.runningcoach.ie

Each episode also features a special guest interview.

The show is sponsored by EcoTrail Wicklow with our very cool soundtrack from Basic Needs with Trail runner, Shane O´Mahony, from Cork on drums.

Get your running gear on, let´s go!

Trail Running Ireland Podcast Trail Running Ireland Podcast

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Delighted to announce a new podcast for the Trail and Mountain Running Community in Ireland. The show is hosted by Eoin Flynn, UTMB Finish Line Race Announcer and 10 time Irish International Mountain Runner.

Eoin is joined by fellow Irish International and winner of the EcoTrail 29k 2019, Ruairí Long, who brings us the latest race results and fixtures.

UKA qualified mountain running coach and professional trail running guide and race director, Rene Borg, also joins us in every episode to help make you a stronger and faster Trail runner. Rene can be contacted at www.runningcoach.ie

Each episode also features a special guest interview.

The show is sponsored by EcoTrail Wicklow with our very cool soundtrack from Basic Needs with Trail runner, Shane O´Mahony, from Cork on drums.

Get your running gear on, let´s go!

    Ep 12 with Winner of The Kerry Way Ultra Gavin Byrne

    Ep 12 with Winner of The Kerry Way Ultra Gavin Byrne

    Welcome to episode 12 of Trail Running Ireland. The show is hosted by Eoin Flynn, UTMB Finish Line Race Announcer and 10 times Irish International Mountain Runner.  First up, Eoin chats to Simon Kelly from the Waterville Trail Running Festival who thankfully (fingers crossed), has a healthy looking trail and mountain running calendar to chat to us about, as well as news on some recent Wicklow Round attempts. (17m25s) Our expert trail running coach Rene Borg analyses "Red S Syndrome" and the important role our sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems have on our performance levels. Rene can be contacted at www.runningcoach.ie(43m20s) For our feature interview we talk with recent winner of the Kerry Way Ultra and record holder of the Wicklow Round Gavin Byrne.Gavin talks to us about:• His recent appearance on Joe Duffy• His approach to training during the difficult spring months and early summer• His mindset going into the Kerry Way Ultra and details of how the race went• His racing kit and choice of racing shoes• His unique relaxed approach to training • Recovery post Kerry Way Ultra including the simplest and most effective recovery strategy you can do yourself post any race• Racing plans for the futureA reminder that we are on the look-out for a show sponsor to help keep us going over the autumn and winter months. We´ve got a great loyal listener base who show super support to the show every week and over 5,300 followers on our social media channels so if you would like to see your event, your product or company get some excellent exposure to the Trail and Mountain running community in Ireland, don’t hesitate to get in touchFinally, a special thanks to Basic Needs with Trail runner Shane O´Mahony from Cork on drums, for our very cool soundtrack. Get your running gear on, let´s go!

    • 1 hr 21 min
    E11 Highlights Show- Kerry Way Ultra Special with René Borg

    E11 Highlights Show- Kerry Way Ultra Special with René Borg

    Welcome to episode 11 Highlights Show of Trail Running Ireland. The show is hosted by Eoin Flynn, UTMB Finish Line Race Announcer and 10 times Irish International Mountain Runner.  Our expert trail running coach Rene Borg took part as a race participant in the Kerry Way Ultra and has a fascinating race report with a deep dive on many aspects of his own performance along with some great racing, training and recovery tips for everyone. Rene chats about: mental preparation for the race taking into account that replan his racing schedule this summerany concerns going down to race given the current environmentatmosphere come race daytraining preparation for the race and how he adjusted his summer schedulemental stressors leading up to race day and a tough physical challenge to overcome within 40 minutes of startingreview of the race coursepost race recovery strategies A big thank you to our show sponsor, EcoTrail Wicklow. https://wicklow.ecotrail.com/ Finally, a special thanks to Basic Needs with Trail runner Shane O´Mahony from Cork on drums, for our very cool soundtrack. Get your running gear on, let´s go!

    • 46 min
    Ep 11 - The Kerry Way Ultra: Special Report

    Ep 11 - The Kerry Way Ultra: Special Report

    Welcome to episode 11 of Trail Running Ireland. The show is hosted by Eoin Flynn, UTMB Finish Line Race Announcer and 10 times Irish International Mountain Runner.  First up, Eoin chats to Simon Kelly from the Waterville Trail Running Festival who gives a first hand account of the fantastic trail running that went on in the Kerry Way Ultra this weekend with some spectacular race results to report on.Our expert trail running coach Rene Borg took part as a race participant in the Kerry Way Ultra and has a fascinating race report on many aspects of his own performance with some great racing, training and recovery tips for everyone. Rene chats about: mental preparation for the race taking into account that replan his racing schedule this summerany concerns going down to race given the current environmentatmosphere come race daytraining preparation for the race and how he adjusted his summer schedulemental stressors leading up to race day and a tough physical challenge to overcome within 40 minutes of startingreview of the race coursepost race recovery strategies A big thank you to our show sponsor, EcoTrail Wicklow. https://wicklow.ecotrail.com/ Finally, a special thanks to Basic Needs with Trail runner Shane O´Mahony from Cork on drums, for our very cool soundtrack. Get your running gear on, let´s go!

    • 1 hr 25 min
    Ep 10 Highlights - 39 time IMRA Race Winner Barry Minnock

    Ep 10 Highlights - 39 time IMRA Race Winner Barry Minnock

    Welcome to Episode 10 Highlights Show of the Trail Running Ireland Podcast. The show is hosted by Eoin Flynn, UTMB Finish Line Race Announcer and 10 times Irish International Mountain Runner. For our feature interview in episode 10, we spoke with 39 times IMRA race winner Barry Minnock who has also racked up numerous road wins along with some spectacular marathon times. Barry has gone through a tough injury period but has found form again back on the mountains. Barry talked about:·        His recent comeback run to qualify for the Irish Mountain Running team at the age of 45.·        How he has had to dedicate a lot of time and patience to getting his legs fit to run again·        A golden period on the roads with 2 National Marathon podiums in the Dublin Marathon and a 2hr17m marathon PB·        The background to his 39 IMRA wins and some great tips for those coming from other sports to the mountains·        His future racing plans and how he will have to manage carefully his comeback A big thank you to our show sponsor, EcoTrail Wicklow. https://wicklow.ecotrail.com/ Finally, a special thanks to Basic Needs with Trail runner Shane O´Mahony from Cork on drums, for our very cool soundtrack. Get your running gear on, let´s go!

    • 41 min
    Ep 10 with 39 time IMRA race winner Barry Minnock

    Ep 10 with 39 time IMRA race winner Barry Minnock

    Welcome to episode 10 of Trail Running Ireland. The show is hosted by Eoin Flynn, UTMB Finish Line Race Announcer and 10 times Irish International Mountain Runner.  First up, Eoin chats to Simon Kelly from the Waterville Trail Running Festival who thankfully has a healthy set up trail and mountain running results to report before the sporting landscape went a little bit crazy last week. (16m40s) Our expert trail running coach Rene Borg takes a deep dive into a simple but very effective training tool to help you run faster which can be added on to the end of your easy runs, hill sprints. Rene can be contacted at www.runningcoach.ie (34m45s) For our feature interview, we speak with 39 times IMRA race winner Barry Minnock who has also racked up numerous road wins along with some spectacular marathon times. Barry has gone through a tough injury period but has found form again back on the mountains. Barry talks about:·        His recent comeback run to qualify for the Irish Mountain Running team at the age of 45.·        How he has had to dedicate a lot of time and patience to getting his legs fit to run again·        A golden period on the roads with 2 National Marathon podiums in the Dublin Marathon and a 2hr17m marathon PB·        The background to his 39 IMRA wins and some great tips for those coming from other sports to the mountains·        His future racing plans and how he will have to manage carefully his comeback A big thank you to our show sponsor, EcoTrail Wicklow. https://wicklow.ecotrail.com/ Finally, a special thanks to Basic Needs with Trail runner Shane O´Mahony from Cork on drums, for our very cool soundtrack. Get your running gear on, let´s go!

    • 1 hr 16 min
    E9 Highlights - Ireland´s No. 1 mountain runner over the shorter distances, Zak Hanna

    E9 Highlights - Ireland´s No. 1 mountain runner over the shorter distances, Zak Hanna

    Welcome to the episode 9 highlights show of Trail Running Ireland. The show is hosted by Eoin Flynn, UTMB Finish Line Race Announcer and 10 times Irish International Mountain Runner.  For our feature interview in episode 9, we spoke with Salomon Running athlete Zak Hanna, the star of Irish Mountain Running over the shorter courses over the last few years. Zak talked to us about:·        His recent back to back stunning performances against some of the best runners in Europe in the mountains of northern Italy and how he recovered from one race to the next within less then 24 hours.·        How the trip went given the current covid-19 climate and how racing itself was affected.·        How he turned a bad situation positive and lived like a pro-athlete for the last few months.·        His thoughts on trying to become a professional runner·        Some great tips for anyone new to the sport·        His drive and ambition to keep on getting better and stronger.  A big thank you to our show sponsor, EcoTrail Wicklow, taking place on Sept 26th 2020. https://wicklow.ecotrail.com/ Finally, a special thanks to Basic Needs with Trail runner Shane O´Mahony from Cork on drums, for our very cool soundtrack. Get your running gear on, let´s go!

    • 40 min

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