Run Track Ireland was officially started in Jan 2008 ! The purpose of the site is to promote Irish athletes, to raise their profiles among the Irish athletics community by means of Interviews, videos, & blogs. It is also hoped that young athletes will learn and be inspired, of what it takes to be a top athlete, as they follow the progress of Ireland’s International Athletes throughout the season. We will also be traveling around the country video taping competitions, to help promote athletics at domestic level. So far we have covered a few indoor competitions and on Sunday Feb 17th we will be in Nenagh getting all the action from AAI Junior Indoor Championships.
The idea of the site was inspired by other sites from around the world. I was beginning to know more about foreign athletes, where they trained, how they trained, who coached them, where they were racing next,then our own Irish athletes. Hence i decided to build my own site. As a coach ( I coach athletics at the University of Limerick), I’m always trying to find out, how the best athletes in the world train. So throughout the year i will be going behind scenes, finding out what our athletes do in training, what their life’s are like, as they travel around on the European circuit towards the Olympics in Beijing.