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How to Start Running (and stick at it): A Beginner’s Guide

So you’ve made your new year resolutions and this year, you’ll definitely stick to them, right? With this simple to follow guide, we’re here to help you get started with running and more importantly, stick to it.  Why Running? Running is one of the most effective cardio workouts you can do, as well as offering a number of benefits for your mental and physical well being. As a low entry level workout, absolutely anyone can get running. Whether you’re a total beginner, returning to exercise after a break or just... Read More


No Gym Needed: 5 Home Workouts to try during Lockdown

With gyms and leisure centres being closed as a result of the Coronavirus, it doesn’t mean you have to hit pause on your fitness regime.  Whether you want to keep up with your regular workout routine or just want to use the extra downtime to increase your general fitness levels, we’ve compiled some simple ways you can bring the gym home. So, put on your trainers, find some open space and get going! Yoga For those looking for a light workout that also helps to keep the stress and anxiety... Read More


Accessories to Help Ease the 26.2 Miles! – KBC Dublin Marathon

Are you gunning for that fancy piece of bronzeware that depicts the Ha’penny Bridge for the 40th anniversary of the Dublin Marathon?  Need a bit of help to settle the nerves and get your raceplan into place?  We’ve got you covered with our range of useful running accessories which might help you get over that line on Merrion Square with a smile! 1.Garmin GPS Running Watch Tracking your run is essential to show that you are keeping a steady pace and to help motivate you throughout your run. Our range... Read More


Choosing the right running shoe for you!

“I need a good running shoe, what is the best one?”. The most common question we get asked in-store here at Brian Mc Cormick Sports, and a hard one to answer quickly without getting technical about it. We have nearly 200 pairs of running shoes from 8 different running brands so you can understand how it is hard for us to answer your question outright. We understand that choosing the right running shoe is a difficult task if you don’t know what you’re looking for. So to answer your question,... Read More


Top tips to get you through the Donegal Women’s Mini Marathon

  Whether you are going to run, jog, walk or crawl your way around the Finn Valley this Sunday the 14th for the first ever Donegal Women’s Mini Marathon hosted by Excel Sports, we are here to give you to top tips on surviving the 10k route!!! Eat the right pre-race meal – You don’t want to be hitting the start line for your 10k run on an empty stomach and on the same point the 10K is not long enough to require any mid-race fueling, so you must eat... Read More


Top 10 Gifts for the Sports Mum this Mother’s Day!

            Do you want to win the “Best Child of the Year Award” on the 31st March? Then some of these amazing Mother’s Day gift ideas might increase your chances!   Garmin vivosmart 3 If your mum is always on the go, then she would love this Garmin vivosmart 3 activity tracker! Think about it – she can track how much fitter she is getting by running around crazy after her children, winning! It tracks steps, intensity minutes & calories burned and it monitors stress... Read More


Nike Zoom Fly Flyknit – Tech Sheet

  It’s time to fly. Achieve record-breaking speed with the Nike Zoom Fly Flyknit running shoes. These runners feature a full Flyknit breathable upper and a carbon-fiber plate mid-sole which helps propel you forward as you run, letting you go that extra mile. These runners are an extremely similar, much more affordable version of the Nike Vaporfly 4% worn by Eliud Kipchoge when he broke the world marathon record finishing under 2 hours.     What’s new? In comparison to the previous Nike Zoom Fly, this model features a full... Read More


Top Valentine’s Gifts for your Sports Fanatic Other Half!

          Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Make this year special for your other half who loves to run, go to the gym or play football/gaelic. Don’t blow it on flowers and chocolates that don’t last! Check out our top Valentine’s gift ideas for men and women below.   Predator 19.1 Soft Ground boots for the Footballer With pre-season starting, now is the perfect time to treat your football loving other half to a new pair of football boots. The adidas Predator 19.1 soft ground... Read More


Top 5 Essentials to Encourage your New Years Running Plan!

It’s the end of January and you’re already getting fed up with your New Years resolution to get out running and stay active and fit – DON’T GIVE UP! To help you stay motivated, here’s a few running essentials that will help drive you throughout your training and hopefully help you to enjoy it more!     1. Garmin Watch Tracking and monitoring your runs is essential if you want to stay motivated and see your progress throughout your training, so a Garmin GPS running watch is the ultimate accessory... Read More


Brooks Adrenaline GTS19 – Tech Sheet

              Stay comfortable and supported throughout every run in the new Brooks Adrenaline GTS19 running shoes. This structured running shoe provides excellent softness as you land and has plush cushioning throughout. It’s comfort is built for long distance training and its responsiveness will help drive you through every mile.   What’s new? The Brooks Adrenaline GTS19 has a new GuideRails support system which the GTS18 did not have. This system is to help prevent excess heel and shin rotation which is turn encourages the... Read More