Alas, it’s St. Patrick’s Day…a very important day for a runner. Mid-March is often the time many of us return to running outdoors after another tough Jersey winter. We all realize that sunny days, epic NJ races and boardwalk runs are all coming very soon.
St Paddy’s Day is also a time for all of us to be Irish for 24 hours. While that often means raising a pint at the local pub, being Irish is far more than that. The Irish are people that place lots of importance on celebrating life. A true Irishman values family, friendship, music, culture, storytelling and so much more. The Irish also have enjoyed tons of international success in Rugby, Cricket, Hurling and Soccer.
However, the Irish have always boasted a rich tradition of great runners. This past summer (in the back of a cornfield in Layton, NJ) we met 4-time Irish Olympian & legendary Villanova Track coach, Marcus O’Sullivan. … Read More