361° Running Shoes – Turning heads 1° more.

As many of you will have seen from our Instagram and Facebook posts recently we have be VERY excited about the imminent arrival of a new range of shoes onto our shelves from 361° Europe.

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I’ve a pain in my foot!!

A LOT of people are struggling with Plantar fasciitis. That irritating and debilitating pain in the foot that makes it uncomfortable to walk barefoot and downright painful to walk.

Rest, ice and more rest are the generic words of advice. Rolling the bottom of the foot with a golf ball, roller, ice bottle are all suggested ways of combating this painful affliction.

The best way to deal with something is to tackle the source of the problem.

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When not doing or talking about Running, do you read about it?

Sorting out some of our bookshelves over the weekend got me thinking about the amount of running (& general sport) related books we have gathered. Between “Time Crunched Triathlete”, “Anatomy for Swimming” and a whole host of other topics we have a veritable sport library. There are plenty of running books on the bedside locker…

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Week 1 of 12 for your first Triathlon

Following from our initial post 12 Weeks to your first Triathlon we have a weekly training plan for you to follow.

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12 Weeks to your first Triathlon??

Are you thinking about or preparing for your first triathlon? It’s a big goal for many. Swim, bike and run. Sprint distance being 750m / 20km / 5km there’s more to it than you think, but not as difficult as you might anticipate. COACHES CORNER TOP TIPS Include friends and family – share your goals;…

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2 Locations for 2017 #Zero25k – Interested? – All Running Matters

Who’s looking for some help starting with their fitness goals for 2017?

Check out the #Zero25k program that Seán has organised for the past number of years from our Oranmore store. He won’t be hands on this year as he’s based in Dublin now (and hopefully establishing a program there too) but he has left the program in the capable hands of Cathal & Trisha and will be overseeing the progress each week through the Running Matters facebook group.

I’m trying to gauge the level of interest in my yearly #Zero25k program which would kick off again in a matter of weeks (14th January precisely) – now in its 5th or 6th year of operatio…

Source: 2 Locations for 2017 #Zero25k – Interested? – All Running Matters

Sanity Clause 2016 – It’s a Wrap!!


Congratulations and welldone to everyone who took on the #SanityClause challenge for 2016.

Here’s a look back at some of your posts through the last 31 days, we hope you enjoy the memories. Watch out for another challenge for you to consider – #GottaRun2017 😀


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Look what is back for December!! #SanityClause – All Running Matters

Same system as we have done for the past few years, who fancies pledging to a ‪#‎runstreak‬ for the month of December?

Jump on in and join up – all details are in the linked post…

Source: All set for a month of #SanityClause? – All Running Matters

The idea behind #SanityClause – deeper than just a #runstreak

We’ll have a full explanation up on the blog for you in a little while about the December #runstreak / #SanityClause that Sean has been organising each year but this image from the Running Matters facebook group gives you an idea of the thinking behind it.


Reflecting on road safety – Be Safe Be Seen 

A recent article on IrishRunner.com served as a reminder on a subject that really is an annual need – Road Safety.

As more and more new people take to the paths, city streets and country roads each season as runners, walkers or cyclists; the old message stays the same – Be Safe, Be Seen!

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