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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Cork Runners on Twitter

Tweet, tweet...twitter, twitter...tweet, tweet...
No doubt a lot of people have heard of the Internet service 'Twitter' but may not be aware of what it is.

A quick explanation...Twitter is a 'micro-blogging' service. People post very short posts which can be 140 characters maximum in lenght and you can follow what other people are up to. A more detailed explanation can be found at

I first heard of Twitter over a year ago and at the time, it sounded like it was just a fad. Since then, it has grown to be hugely popular yet I have seen nothing to suggest that it's still not a fad!

However to be fair to it, maybe it's better to try something first and then criticize it rather than not try it at all.

The Twitter Experiment....
As an experiment, there are at least 2 runners in Cork who now use Twitter to post information about their training runs and races. I guess the best thing to do is to have a look below and see what it's about. If enough Irish runners use it, it might be interesting to follow the training schedules of people who are training for the same events here in Ireland rather than say following people on the other side of the world.

If you are living in Cork / Ireland and want to join in, then open a Twitter account and leave a comment here with your User Name and maybe your real name (optional). I'm not sure if this experiment will go anywhere (or will be of any use!) but unless you try, you'll never know.

Update Oct 2010....I have created a list of Cork runners on Twitter HERE. Please note that those included mainly tweet about running.


Anonymous said...

GrangeWeb said... - Kieran Daly - No Club (yet!)

Anonymous said... - Anne Cahill - Cork - Meet & Train

Gráinne Lynch said...

Username: grainnetraining
Keep it real: Gráinne Lynch
Club: St Finbarr's

Anonymous said... Dave Lyons - Mallow AC

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said... - Blaithin Keating - No Club - first time marathon "attempter"

Anonymous said...

@colemanja John Coleman regular BHAA and Cork running event participant. No club yet. Training for NYC Marathon.