The Joys Of Running (026, Jan 2012)

The first Banter of ’12 took a look at the joys (and pains) of running with Ian O’Riordan (Irish Times and author of “Miles to Run – Promises to Keep”), Raedi Higgins (Runs Like A Girl) and Barry Redsetta (Pogo, Jam the Box), with couch-to-10k newbie JIm Carroll keeping an eye on the split times. Topics included the current boom in running, previous booms in running (or, as Ian noted, “the jogging boom” which has now become the running boom), the Olympics, running in Kenya, races, shin splits, ultramarathons, training regimes, the costs of running and much, much more. A great turn-out too and we’ll definitely be doing more sports-related Banters in the future.