Running in Poros island, Greece

This is the first time since I started running that I visited somewhere and didn’t manage to go out for a run. The reason being a virus that hit me the day before we left for the island. However, as we had the car with us, with the help of some good old Lemsip I…

Running at Lurgan Park, Northern Ireland

At the beginning of June we visited my husband’s family in Northern Ireland and specifically Lurgan, “a small grim town outside Belfast”, a description of his hometown that had originally appeared in the Boston Globe some years ago that my husband humorously used when introducing himself to me. I had however been there before and…

SNF run 2017: running to the future

On Friday 23rd June 2017 the 3rd SNF Run organised by the Niarchos foundation took place in homage of Olympic day. The race that started just before 9pm, included 2 distances, that of 6km and 10km. Both races started at the iconic Panathenaic Stadium where the first modern Olympic games were held in 1896, at…

Nafplio Energy triathlon

The Nafplio Energy triathlon took place on Sunday 11th June 2017 and was organised by the Greek triathlon foundation in collaboration with the municipality of Nafplio. The races that took place were: Olympic distance triathlon (1,500m swimming, 40km cycling and 10km running); sprint distance triathlion (750m swimming, 20km cycling and 5km running). One could do…

Fields of Life Stormont fun run

The Fields of Life Stormont fun run that took place this year on June 3rd, is an annual 5k and 10k race organised by the Fields of Life charity that works in East Africa, trying to improve people’s lives with educational, water and enterprise projects. All funds raised from the 2017 race will go towards helping give…

Does sleep loss affect our race performance?

We all know that sleep is required both for our body and brain to function. However, despite our best efforts to have a good night’s sleep before a race, how often do we end up tossing and turning in bed, going to the loo every half an hour and waking up hours before our alarm…

Spetsathlon 5-7th May 2017

Spetsathlon race information This is the ideal race if you want to combine a holiday on a Greek island with a triathlon event. The race included the following events: triathlon endurance (1500m swim, 50km cycle, 10km run) and sprint triathlon (750m swim, 25km cycle, 5km run) as well as relays of both events on Sunday, while…

Energy triathlon Attiki/Kalamos multisport festival 2017- my first attempt at a multisport event

Race info Kalamos multisport festival 2017/Energy triathlon Attiki was organised by the Greek triathlon federation in collaboration with the municipality of Oropos, while ‘Energy races’ was responsible for the technical parts of the race. The race included the following events: Semi long distance triathlon (1500m swim, 60km cycle, 15km run), sprint triathlon (750m swim, 20km cycle,…

London Sri Chinmoy 10k races

I won’t deny the strength of the emotions I have felt before, during and after each marathon I have run (5 so far) and that I’m more proud of my participating and completing those races than most other things in my life. On the other hand, in my running career there are also those little…