Monte Rosa Travel Suggestions

Val d'Ayas

by Cindy Doyle Monte Rosa Travel Suggestions During our Monte Rosa trip, we ran in the Gressoney and Ayas Valleys. Each vying for number one position in our hearts. In fact, the valleys were so different that to compare them directly would be both impossible and unfair. Rather, they complement…

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Trails in Valle di Gressoney

by Cindy Doyle Trails in the Gressoney Valley Sentieri del Lys There are any number of amazing trails in Gressoney. For example, the Sentieri del Lys on its’ own would make for a wonderful running trip. It is suggested that walkers hike it over 9 days and there are options to…

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Trails in Val d’Ayas

By Cindy Doyle Trails in Val d’Ayas: Val d’Ayas lies in stark contrast to Valle di Gressoney’s narrow valley floor and mountains rising steeply from it. Val d’Ayas is a broad open valley with many smaller hanging valleys and unending views of the surrounding glaciers and peaks.  Running high in…

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Chatting with Adam Chase

Chatting with Adam Chase. By Cindy Doyle. With one of those names that seems to tie into what they do (think Usain Bolt, Bill Medley, William Wordsworth…), Adam Chase has had a long and fruitful love affair with trail running which has led him to race, pace and run all…

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Meeting Metzler: Picking Brian’s Brain

Meeting Metzler: Picking Brian’s Brain. By Cindy Doyle. Living in beautiful Boulder, Colorado, Brian Metzler is a veteran of running journalism, a veritable mine of information. He’s also a really nice guy, down to earth and very friendly, so meeting Metzler was a really pleasant experience.  He’s made a living…

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Deputy’s Pass, Glenealy 9km Loop

Wicklow Mountains View

Most IMRA runners, orienteers and mountain bikers would be familiar with Carrick Mountain in Glenealy as a great little spot for hitting the trails. And it is! However, it isn’t my favourite place to run trails in Glenealy. I’m going to let you in on a little secret… There’s a…

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Falling Hurts!

Falling Hurts! So, all you trail runners out there – I’ve often heard that you’re not considered a ‘proper’ trail runner until you have had some gnarly falls with gruesome injuries to show for it!! Falling hurts! It really does!! Am I a proper trail runner now?? 😀 When I…

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Race Day Recipe

Along with approximately 600 other runners, Cindy from GoWild.ie has been busily readying herself for the Debra Ireland Wicklow Mountains Half Marathon & 11K races this coming Sunday, 5th March. Today she shares one of her own blog pieces: Á la TodayFM’s Dermot & Dave, I’ve got a bit of…

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