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  • Episode 18

    Wednesday, 17 April 2024

    23 minutes

    It's the final episode, everything has been leading up to this. Will Peter & Christopher's training over the last 18 weeks pay off? Can they run the Manchester Marathon? Listen in to find out.

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  • Episode 17

    Tuesday, 9 April 2024

    21 minutes

    It's the week before the BIG ONE and Peter & Christopher pay a visit to Barretstown Castle and you'll hear why people describe it as magic! The lads go for one more long run and Peter still has a little worry which he discusses with Physio Cathal Egan

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  • Episode 16

    Tuesday, 2 April 2024

    58 minutes

    With less than 2 weeks to go until the marathon, Peter catches up with Oisin Mulligan from Mulligainz Fitness who ran the Dublin City Marathon with 8 weeks notice, hear his incredible story! The lads tackle a half marathon as they taper, C

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  • Episode 15

    Tuesday, 26 March 2024

    42 minutes

    After running 21k, this week the lads have to do it again and MORE! Peter tells you about his awkward yoga encounter and we dig into the mentality of the athlete with Sports Psychologist Keith Begley from Performance Psychology Ireland.

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  • Episode 14

    Tuesday, 19 March 2024

    16 minutes

    It's a landmark week as the Get Active team prepare to tackle the Mullingar Half-Marathon. Nothing can stop them now, surely??

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  • Episode 13

    Tuesday, 12 March 2024

    25 minutes

    Peter starts to question his ability to run the marathon and hits a low point. Hear from Marion Lynch and how Barretstown helped her when she lost her sister at 10 years of age.

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  • Episode 12

    Wednesday, 6 March 2024

    23 minutes

    As we get closer to marathon time Peter receives the health update he has been waiting for and he takes his 1st official run test.

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  • Episode 11

    Wednesday, 28 February 2024

    17 minutes

    Peter is getting impatient and wants to get back out on the road again, Christopher takes a knock as well, we catch up with Claire’s progress and a last minute change twist to the week sees Peter do something for the 1st time in his life!

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  • Episode 10

    Tuesday, 20 February 2024

    35 minutes

    Meet Gerry Duffy who ran 32 marathons in 32 days as he shares his mindset for preparing for major challenges. Has Peter already completed his marathon?? And learn more about strength & conditioning training.

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  • Episode 9

    Wednesday, 14 February 2024

    15 minutes

    We’re at the halfway point of our marathon training plan, Cathal Egan from Physio Central gives Peter a quick assessment of his injury, we catch up with some of the others on the journey with us and we discover the benefits of CK Recovery Hub in Mullingar

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  • Episode 8

    Wednesday, 7 February 2024

    26 minutes

    How is Peter’s injury coming along, will he make the marathon? What should you eat while training? Before or after your long runs? The day of a marathon? You’ll hear from Ruth Kavanagh a nutritionist from Edu-Fit in Portarlington.

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  • Episode 7

    Wednesday, 31 January 2024

    42 minutes

    We’re continuing our progress training for a marathon in April. This week Peter is hopeful he’s over his injury and can run again and you’ll hear from Ultra Marathon runner Shane Dunphy.

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  • Episode 6

    Wednesday, 24 January 2024

    29 minutes

    Last week we had highs and lows from Peter's heart diagnosis to the lad's longest run to date, but has it come at a cost? Find out on this week's Get Active with Midlands 103.

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  • Episode 5

    Wednesday, 17 January 2024

    17 minutes

    We’re up to Week 5 where we attempt our longest run yet, Christopher has a surprise in store and Dr Keith Murray from Charter Medical in Mullingar delivers some news that has Peter taken aback.

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  • Episode 4

    Wednesday, 10 January 2024

    35 minutes

    Marathon training continues and this week Peter gets gait analysis done on his feet, Peter & Christopher sit down with Dr Diane Cooper to talk through the marathon plan.

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  • Episode 3

    Tuesday, 2 January 2024

    17 minutes

    We’re continuing our progress training for a marathon in April. This week we’ve to do 3 x 5k runs, a cross training session and 11k long run. With injuries and Christmas week in the way the big question is will it happen?

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  • Episode 2

    Wednesday, 27 December 2023

    20 minutes

    Week 1 and now it’s time to actually get off the couch and start pounding the pavements in preparation for our marathon. The plan for this week is a 5k run on Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, cross training on Saturday and a 10k run on Sunday.

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  • Episode 1

    Wednesday, 20 December 2023

    12 minutes

    If you’ve ever wanted to run a marathon but didn’t know how, well either does Peter Dunne! We’re going on a journey from the couch to 42.2km, from training plans to nutrition and everything in between not to mention the ups and downs!

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