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Dublin: 3 °C Thursday 9 April, 2020

Fitness - Friday 3 April, 2020

The best ways to keep your fitness plans going from home

David Last gives his tips on staying active during lockdown.

Fitness - Wednesday 1 April, 2020

Your support for The42 means more than ever

We’re committed to telling the story of Irish sport each day despite these uncertain times.

Fitness - Sunday 22 March, 2020

It's Sunday so here are 10 of our favourite images from a sobering sporting week

Here’s the best of the sport that took place over the past seven days.

Fitness - Saturday 21 March, 2020

The 5 Ss for healthy social distancing

David Last’s advice on how to keep your mind and body fit and healthy.

Fitness - Friday 20 March, 2020

'When this all passes over, what will you look back on and wish you had done?'

Keeping your body and mind healthy is even more imperative now that we are staying at home. We speak to some fitness experts.

Fitness - Sunday 15 March, 2020

Working out from home: tips to keep you in shape during the shutdown

David Last provides some simple tips to keep you on track over the days and weeks ahead.

Fitness - Friday 17 January, 2020

Get your crayons out and you can win Six Nations tickets in our colouring book competition

Get your crayons out and you can win Six Nations tickets in our colouring book competition

She Can! has proven a big hit since its release.

Fitness - Tuesday 31 December, 2019

The Cork ultra runner targeting 32 marathons in 32 counties in 32 days

Conor O’Keeffe will start his Herculean task on 1 April with 32 pounds on his back, removing one pound each day. For him, it symbolises the weight of depression and his battle with that burden.

Fitness - Wednesday 4 December, 2019

'That was my final track race. She didn't even try to win the race, she just tried to beat me'

Sonia O’Sullivan speaks to The42 as she reflects on life after turning 50.

Fitness - Thursday 28 November, 2019

Cluxton, Lowry and Taylor among longlist for 2019 RTÉ Sportsperson of the Year

The 26 nominees will be narrowed down on 8 December with the winner announced six days later.

Fitness - Thursday 24 October, 2019

Running the Dublin City Marathon this Sunday? Here are some last-minute tips and advice

Personal trainer David Last returns with some tips for the big day.

Fitness - Saturday 3 August, 2019

From TheJournal.ie 15-year-old from Meath takes first place in the men's Liffey Swim race Winning

15-year-old from Meath takes first place in the men's Liffey Swim race

Sinead Delaney, also from Meath, came first in the women’s race.

Fitness - Thursday 1 August, 2019

Love The42? Become a member and support your favourite sports news source

Members will receive a load of cool benefits but – relax, comment section – nothing will change on the site.

Fitness - Monday 29 July, 2019

Analysis: Boks add new layer to scrum attack while Wallabies strike clinically

The All Blacks thought they knew what was coming but Rassie Erasmus’ team changed the picture.

Fitness - Sunday 16 June, 2019

It's Sunday so here are 10 of our favourite images from the sporting week

All the action from a different angle.

Fitness - Wednesday 22 May, 2019

'I woke up at 3am... I was convinced I was dying'

Eileen Ring reflects on a difficult few years after a life-altering incident in November 2013.

Fitness - Monday 6 May, 2019

The truth about barefoot running - the key to avoiding injury or a runner's fad? Born To Run This post contains videos

The truth about barefoot running - the key to avoiding injury or a runner's fad?

Whether you’re a casual jogger or into long distance, paying attention to footwear and form could help reduce the risk of injuries.

Fitness - Sunday 5 May, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Runners in Belfast City Marathon run extra 0.3 miles after course mix-up Keep On Running

Runners in Belfast City Marathon run extra 0.3 miles after course mix-up

Organisers of the race have apologised to participants.

Fitness - Saturday 20 April, 2019

'You won't notice anything outside the moment because you're just trying to basically stay alive'

Former professional rugby player Damian Browne is attempting to climb the seven summits of the world.

Fitness - Sunday 7 April, 2019

'I broke my collarbone during a 160km mountain race in Tennessee. No help was coming, it was a matter of survival' Heroic This post contains videos

'I broke my collarbone during a 160km mountain race in Tennessee. No help was coming, it was a matter of survival'

Cork’s Eoin Keith on his distinguished career in ultra running, winning the UK’s ‘most brutal race’ and taking part in the Netflix-famous Barkley Marathons last year.

Fitness - Wednesday 27 February, 2019

The fascination with fitness technology and whether it helps us hit our goals

Personal trainer David Last has seen clients invest in GPS watches and food-tracking apps without first mastering the basics.

Fitness - Monday 4 February, 2019

Core, mobility and weight training - 4 tips to help your running in 2019

Personal trainer David Last has worked with runners of all ages and abilities.

Fitness - Monday 28 January, 2019

'I'm in control of my own life now': Peter Stringer enjoying his own brand of freedom in retirement

A fitness fanatic, Stringer felt stronger and fitter when he retired at 40 than when he turned professional.

Fitness - Saturday 26 January, 2019

From 'feeding the hunger' of the All-Ireland champions to gunning for her own basketball glory

Dublin LGFA and Longford GAA nutritionist Kate McDaid leads an extremely busy life.

Fitness - Thursday 17 January, 2019

The dos and don'ts of maintaining a sensible fitness plan in 2019

Personal trainer David Last on why we shouldn’t dive in head first during January.

Fitness - Thursday 3 January, 2019

New Year, New You: 5 tips to get your fitness goals up and running

Personal trainer David Last offers his January advice.

Fitness - Tuesday 25 December, 2018

Open thread: What was your favourite moment from the 2018 sporting year? Have Your Say This post contains a poll

Open thread: What was your favourite moment from the 2018 sporting year?

From Ireland’s Grand Slam triumph to our hockey stars claiming silver at the World Cup, it’s been a year to remember.

Fitness - Friday 21 December, 2018

The best last-minute presents to get the fitness fanatic in your life

Gym gear, fitness watches and personal trainer vouchers are all on this year’s list.

Fitness - Monday 17 December, 2018

5 tips to help you enjoy the Christmas period without falling off the fitness wagon

David Last’s message is clear – enjoy the holiday period but there are ways to ensure you don’t undo all your hard work from earlier in the year.

Fitness - Wednesday 28 November, 2018

A checklist to help you enjoy December but not undo all your hard work

‘It’s important to unwind mentally and physically over the Christmas period,’ writes personal trainer David Last.

Fitness - Friday 9 November, 2018

Christmas is coming! Tips to ensure you stay on track ahead of the festive period

Personal trainer David Last has seen clients undo hard work during the party season, but there are ways to limit the damage.

Fitness - Wednesday 7 November, 2018

F1 chief wants to see more US, Asian and female drivers as Hanoi circuit unveiled

Japan has led the way for Asian drivers in F1, but Chase Carey is keen to bring in competitors from China and Thailand.

Fitness - Saturday 27 October, 2018

'I didn't know what lymphoma was. So I said to him: 'Is it serious?''

Roscommon-man Colin Farrell was diagnosed with cancer when he was 22. Tomorrow he will attempt to run his first ever marathon in Dublin.

'The city we grew up in, the city we know so well, showcased at its beautiful best'

Ahead of his second Dublin Marathon, Ryan Bailey on a burgeoning lifelong love affair with the event.

Fitness - Wednesday 24 October, 2018

'Don't experiment on race day' - Planning your final preparations for the Dublin Marathon Tie Your Laces This post contains videos

'Don't experiment on race day' - Planning your final preparations for the Dublin Marathon

Race director Jim Aughney joins us to talk through the best prep, what to expect on the day and the best recovery techniques once the race is over.

The last-minute advice you need for Sunday's Dublin Marathon

David Last has trained clients to achieve their marathon goals for years, and here he outlines his top tips for the days ahead.

Fitness - Friday 19 October, 2018

5 problems that most people face when they start a new fitness programme

David Last talks us through some frequent traits when it comes to mobility, movement and nutrition.

Fitness - Sunday 14 October, 2018

Mayo native Sinéad Diver smashes course record and personal best to win Melbourne marathon

Diver became the second-fastest Irish female marathon runner of all time this morning.

Fitness - Friday 28 September, 2018

4 top tips to help you look after your fitness while on the go

“If it’s important to you, then you will make it happen,” writes personal trainer David Last.

Fitness - Sunday 23 September, 2018

'There's something uniquely special about race day in the Park'

Saturday’s Dublin half marathon raised excitement ahead of next month’s main event, writes Ryan Bailey.

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