How long will they do me Dermot? When will I need to change these again? What sort of mileage are in these babies?! These are all questions that I regularly get in relation to the life span of a pair of running shoes. The fact is that most of the running shoe company's will recommend that you change your shoes post 500 miles of running; after this the foam in the sole unit will become more compressed and so lack the required cushioning which provides the impact protection
VALUE FOR MONEY?
VALUE FOR MONEY? Upon opening the Sunday newspapers last weekend I discovered that one of the prominent multi-national supermarkets were showcasing their latest range of ‘running gear’. Among the products being offered were running shoes and apparel at some seriously low prices; the old saying ‘you get what you pay for’ immediately sprung to mind. While it is not absolutely necessary to spend a fortune to get the best product, it is however, important to realise that there i
RUNNING REVOLUTION In 2006 I travelled to Vancouver in Canada to visit my cousins who were living there at the time; it’s a fabulous part of the world and regularly tops those lists of ‘best places to live’. While there I was struck by how many people were out running and remember thinking that wouldn’t it be great if the Irish had a similar attitude to keeping fit and healthy. Well a decade later and its fair to say that we’re in the midst of a fitness revolution in Ireland
BACK IN THE GAME…
Hello there, and welcome to the maiden blog by me, Dermot McDermott, owner and head dog of McDermott’s Sports Centre, based here in the sprawling metropolis of Monaghan town and home to some of the best sports gear on the planet! This business of ours has had quite a journey since it’s foundation in Market Street in 1978 and it’s fair to say that things have changed quite a bit since. Back then, Monaghan Gaelic footballers hadn’t won an Ulster title in almost half a century,