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About farrellbren

I am a 30 year old Fund Accountant from Templeogue in Dublin. Aside from running (which is obviously my number 1 passion), I love cycling, travel, vexillology (flags), films and reading. I wrote this blog for a couple of reasons: I know there are people out there who are going through what can only be described as the HELL of depression and mental disorders. My hope is that somehow this story can help at least one person. That will make this absolutely worthwhile. This is my main reason for writing. Secondly, from a fitness point of view I like the thought of sharing my insights from what I have done right and also what I have done wrong. The latter is where I have learned most from. I also hope this will inspire people into living a healthier lifestyle and getting fit and active. Why should we take inspiration from only famous people? So please feel free to share this and also, I'm no expert so please also feel free to recommend other blogs or advice to me. Enjoy.

Asking For Trouble

Last week a large group of us embarked upon Westport, Co. Mayo for a cycling and running race called Sea 2 Summit. We opted for the 30k route as opposed to the longer 56km and trust me this was long … Continue reading

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Dublin Marathon 2016

Hi folks. So I decided lately to catch up on my posts seeing as it has been a while since my last one. I haven’t had a huge amount to update this year………………………UNTIL NOW. With the course coming to an … Continue reading

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I Give You A Life Lesson – Always Train

Hello all. I hope you’re all keeping well. I know I haven’t posted (again) in a long while but it has actually given me great ammunition for this post and it’s something which should really apply to you all. As I previously … Continue reading

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What’s in store for 2016?

Well I think it’s safe to say that was a well-earned break since Dublin marathon 2015. Back at it now although the January event calendar isn’t jam packed. One look out the window is enough to layer up and fuel the demand … Continue reading

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Dublin marathon 2015 – I gave it my all

The day we were all anticipating so much arrived on Monday of last. It’s hard to believe it was 8 days ago already. Preparation was perfect but the day itself was very rainy and Irish. I see this as an … Continue reading

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Mental preparation, tapering and 2 weeks to go

I’ll make this short and sweet folks. There is much to come. I’m hoping to have a very different and hopefully very cool blog post soon. Hopefully it works out. Otherwise I have built up immense expectations for nothing:

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The Struggle With The Head

The next event on the calendar was the Dublin half marathon (which is already 9 days ago. Let’s hope the timing gets a bit better before October 26th). This took place in the Phoenix Park and a scorcher of a … Continue reading

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Tullamore Half Marathon – New PB

Hi guys, I realise the lateness of this post but with the marathon now 6 weeks away today I need to get my updates up to speed. The last race I completed was just over 2 weeks ago when I … Continue reading

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Frank Duffy 10 Mile – Phoenix Park Saturday August 22nd 2015

Bacon and eggs V’s loaf of bread. Stay with it. You’ll find out 😉

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Fingal 10k – Race 2 in the Dublin Race Series – July 19th 2015

Preparation was very far from ideal for today. All week the attitude hasn’t been spot on for a PB. There have been a few of those lately but they’re not remotely concerning. That will come back. Today was again used … Continue reading

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