Recap of our October Newsletter

Season’s are changing.

There’s been a big shift in the daylight hours. As well as early night, the light is poor during the day so make sure you can be seen by other road users.

As usual there is a couple of things to share with you:

  • Introduce you to our Autumn #Zero25k schedule
  • Our definitive guide to “Running Safely”
  • Taper you down for your Marathon day
  • WIN a Polar RC3 GPS watch & Heart Rate monitor
  • Highlight some of our exciting new arrivals
  • Update you on some local races (Race Directors please keep us informed here)
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We have been settling in well with our Roxborough store. It is the biggest shop in the Amphibian King network and along with the store in Oranmore we will continue to bring you the service, shoes and accessories that you deserve.
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Reflect on Run Safety

There’s been a big shift in the daylight hours. As well as early night, the light is poor during the day so make sure you can be seen by other road users.

With daylight hours being so short now and visibility so ‘grey’ you as a runner / cyclist / pedestrian have to take matters of your own safety very seriously.

Place yourself in the driving seat on a winter’s day, low sun reflecting off damp road, rain blurred windshield, how much can you see?

Not much, everything looks grey.
As a pedestrian if you can’t be seen against this background you are in serious trouble. Read more
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Local runners Jason Fahy and Niall Tuohy popped in to test our track.
Have you been following our #AKW Intermediate Marathon Plan?
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The brand new Mizuno Sayonara is awesome!!
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Autumn Marathon

Tired legs and tired shoes.

For many, Autumn is marathon season. The final stretch in a long season of 5k, 10k and half marathon races culumnating in conquering the 26.2miles.

Whatever your goal, whichever your race or whatever your distance, put some Spring into tired legs with new shoes to keep you going the distance. Don’t leave off changing your marathon shoes until the last minute, it is too late by then. You need time to adjust.

Check out our blog for some essential beating-the-Marathon-Wall information.

Our Intermediate Marathon Runners are currently on Week 13 of a 16 week plan, there may be some ideas there that work for you, you can dip in and out using some of the sessions to suit your own running.

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As a thank-you for Customer Loyalty, every returning customer gets €10 discount on their running shoes.

We also have a few introductory vouchers for friends and family you might like to introduce to us. Simply ask for a supply when you are in with us.

We look forward to seeing you soon in #AKLimerick!!

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#Zero25k

For the past 2 years, each January, we’ve organised a #Zero25k group from our shop in Oranmore.

This has served as an introduction to running for so many people over the past two years and there is such demand for it we are going again!!

Have a read about the group here and you will hopefully be motivated to join us or invite your friends to join us as we go about setting up a new group. Some of our runners have gone on to join local clubs, others have gone onto running Marathons, its up to you where your running brings you.

Starting the 26th of October we will be hosting our #Zero25k program in two locations, completing just before Christmas:

  • #AKGalway – based from our store in Oranmore, Galway

  • #AKLimerick – based from our store in Roxborough, Limerick

All we ask for is that you are

  • committed to following your fitness development for 9 weeks

  • trust our trainers to guide you correctly (no jumping ahead in the program!!)

  • reasonably healthy and injury free (if in any doubt get your Doctor’s advice)

There is no online registration for this season, you must call into the relevant store in person to register and it is of course, FREE of CHARGE!!

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Footwear Freebies 🙂

Our cool brands have provided us with some FREE Goodies to give away with shoe purchases.

We will also be developing demo nights where we will host our specialist brands, giving you a chance to product test new shoes as part of a run and avail of special discounts on purchases.

Stay tuned to our Newsletter for updates on this and other items.

Featured Products

Naturally at this stage of the year you are going to need more outerwear suited to the elements.

As identified above, visibility has to be your friend so don’t be put off by strong, vibrant colours, embrace them, they keep you safe!!

Below is a selection of products we have selected as perfect for Autumn running. Featuring wind proof materials to prefect body chill they also have breathable fabrices to help regulate body temperatures. Pop in and try them on.

Events for the Diary

There are tons of events happening all the time, all over.

Here’s a few that we know of but we’d love to hear about any of your upcoming races too.

06/10/2013 – The Human Race (10k, half marathon & 30k)
12/10/2013 – Conamara 10k
12/10/2013 – NUI Galway 8k
12/10/2013 – Ladies Weekend featuring 10k (Limerick)
28/10/2013 – Dublin Marathon

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Win a Polar RC3 GPS

Our good friends at Polar HQ have sent us a brilliant prize to giveaway.

One lucky person will run or cycle away with this new GPS watch and Heart Rate monitor.

Entry to the draw is free, no purchase required and can be done through this link – Polar RC3 GPS

Feel free to pop into our instore expert for a demo of the watches and learn how you can bring your training to the next level using Heart Rate montioring.

Good luck iin the draw!!

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