Excellent Nutritional Information for Training

A few of you have been asking about advice on Nutrition and below is probably the best link to an article I can find so click on the link and have a read. I am pretty sure you will get something out of it.



New running shirt design

This is the design for the new running jersey and singlet. newcrusadersshirt

We want to close the first run of orders by Friday morning. So if you want to make sure you get one (@ €15 each), then please fill out the form here so we can confirm your order with you.





Persist… A little encouragement



“I press on toward the goal to win the prize . . .

Success is a journey, and persistence is one of the keys to success.

Persistence is enjoying the journey that lies between where you are now and where you are going. Don’t wait for tomorrow to enjoy the rewards that you hope for. Instead, enjoy today the person you’re becoming and the talents that you have.

Persistence is never giving up, never giving up, never giving up! Continue reading Persist… A little encouragement

New running shirt order

UPDATED: jerseys and singlets now available to order online direct from the manufacturer. More details here.


We’re about to order new running shirts and singlets. They are from a new supplier (if you own, or have seen. A Tralee marathon shirt, they’re the same model). Available in male and female cuts, sizes extra small to extra extra large (3xl mens will be available later on but not immediately).

Design is yellow with a small Crusaders logo on the front left breast, and a large logo on the back. Price is €15 each. We’ll put a picture up as soon as we get some. So far, we guide sizes for the men’s shirts (we’ll try and get other sizes for you): 


Extra Small 8
Medium 40-42 12
Large 44-46 14
X-Large 46-48 16+
2X-Large 46-48


Latest update and news

Hello Runners, Walkers and Joggers,

Hope you are all settling in to the programme well. Its a great time to get used of the mileage as its all in or around the same for the last few weeks. Saturdays will be starting to move now but take your time and stick with it. This is not a race it is a marathon goal and all you have to do is get it done so pace should not come in to it for the majority of you. I want to re cap on the few things I mentioned last night in case people were missing or didn’t hear.

We are starting our savings club next Monday night at 7:40 to 8pm. This will give you a chance to get your entry paid off in small pieces so that you don’t have a big bill come the start of October. The cost for the hotel is €80 that is based on two nights on a per person sharing. You can buddy up with somebody when the time comes or if your bringing your other half then you might need to add more to the fund. You can add whatever you want to it on a weekly basis. The cost of the marathon is €85. The minimum payment for the two will be €165. On Monday night you can bring what ever you can and go to either Bernie Sheehy, Siobhain O’Mahony or George O’Grady and they will take the money and get you to sign for what you handed over. I think this is a great way to get it paid off early so you don’t have to be worrying it about when the time comes.

We are presently looking into the shirts at the moment and should have an answer for you by next week. We are looking at another source for them which would mean they would come in at a lower cost and you will be able to order them online also which would be very helpful.

Run Killarney is our first venture into the events circuit this year. It is on the 20th of July. I have over 70 forms handed out and still have a few more. The discount we receive is at the top and I will need these forms back by Saturday morning training at the latest. If you have just started the marathon programme I recommend that you only do the 10km route. If you have been running a while then you might like to try the half marathon but only if you have been running before the programme started. Its very important that you do not rush into things and try a higher mileage that your not used off. It could end up putting you off if you overdo it and that’s not what anybody wants. Killarney is a great day and I highly recommend it as an event. A few of us are going to stay the night and have a few beverages! We would love to see more join us and make a night of it. You can get very cheap accommodation on trivago or bookings.com We also encourage you to bring your partners along with you too.

Brian and Julie two of longest established runners are heading to Portumna next week to take on the 100km challenge. This is not their first time to do something like this and I’m sure it wont be there last but I want to wish them the best of luck with it and I have no doubt that they will both finish strong! They are eager to point out that they once started where are a lot of you are now so anything is possible people!

That’s my lot for a while. Wednesday night we are upping it a small bit more. I will have the route up online for you soon.

Until Wednesday….Keep the faith

Well done to the 70+ out this morning

Well done to the 70+ out this morning at the start of the mileage climb for Dublin. 4 miles next Saturday! To whoever missed this morning please try catch up on the mileage missed this morning as Saturday mornings are going to be the most important session of the week. Keep encouraging people to get up and out as the group training is the best time to ask questions and meet people of similar fitness.
Time to relax and enjoy the weekend now until Monday night! If your out and about over the next two nights in Listowel don’t forget to pop in the Clubhouse (Tankers Bar) for a chat and a water! Live music tonight and tomorrow night. G.

The first foot is put forward on the Road to Dublin

steps of Buswells

What a great and enthusiastic start to our marathon programme last night folks! Ninety five people out training on the roads of Listowel. The town has never seen anything like this before and guess what….. you are a part of it. This will be talked about for years to come. You are creating history!

Continue reading The first foot is put forward on the Road to Dublin