Nicola Duncan: Podcast Trail Running Ireland #7

Welcome to episode 7 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 is joined by race director of the Waterville Trail Running Festival Simon Kelly, who brings us the latest trail and mountain running race news from home and abroad, including, lots of exciting REAL races about to kick off and some amazing solo runs taking place in Wicklow and Kerry.

(16m30s) Our expert trail running coach Rene Borg takes a deep dive into one of the most important training sessions you can do as you prepare to get racing.

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(40m00s) For our feature interview, we speak with Nicola Duncan, Irish and Scottish Ultra Trail Running Champion and 9th on the all time Irish Marathon Performance List with an incredible 2h33m from the London Marathon in 2014.

Nicola talks to us about:

  • Her rapid rise to queen of the roads in 2013 and 2014
  • Her subsequent injury nightmare which forced her to leave the roads behind
  •  Her comeback journey and how and why she fell in love with the Mountains
  • Some great tips on how she stays strong and can regularly knock out 30 mile training runs!

It´s inspirational story not to be missed.

A big thank you to our show sponsor, EcoTrail Wicklow, taking place on Sept 26th 2020.

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!

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